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Mediterranean Egg Salad

March 13, 2015

Change up your lunch routine with this healthy and nutritious Mediterranean Egg Salad recipe. It’s lightened-up with greek yogurt and packed full of flavor with olives, sun-dried tomatoes and cucumber. Perfect for lunch on the go!

Change up your lunch routine with this healthy and nutritious Mediterranean Egg Salad recipe. It's lightened-up with greek yogurt and packed full of flavor with olives, sun-dried tomatoes and cucumber. Perfect for lunch on the go!I cannot even begin to tell you the number of times I have misspelled “Mediterranean” in the process of creating this post. It’s not like I thought I was a spelling-bee champion or anything but man has spell-check caused a serious blow to my confidence.

I’m seriously starting to question if my first language is English.

Actually, fun fact! For a blip in my life I was kind of, sort of, maybe just a little bit bilingual. I was in French immersion school from kindergarten until grade 6, which meant all of my classes were in French instead of English.

This could have led to me being completely bilingual, but then in grade 7 I switched to an English school where I not only lost most of my French, but I also discovered that my English skills were not entirely on point.

Change up your lunch routine with this healthy and nutritious Mediterranean Egg Salad recipe. It's lightened-up with greek yogurt and packed full of flavor with olives, sun-dried tomatoes and cucumber. Perfect for lunch on the go!If the complete misuse of certain words or excessive punctuation didn’t give it away, English was never my best class in school. Neither was calculus…or art…or band for that matter.

I was a history and foreign language nerd in high school. For a hot second I wanted to be a UN interpreter so I was taking French, Italian, German and European history all at once. I may as well just throw it out there that I also attended Model UN. 3 times.

I never said I was cool.

Change up your lunch routine with this healthy and nutritious Mediterranean Egg Salad recipe. It's lightened-up with greek yogurt and packed full of flavor with olives, sun-dried tomatoes and cucumber. Perfect for lunch on the go!I think the real reason why I loved these languages was because of the food. Of the places I’ve visited along the Mediterranean coast 99.9% of them have delicious food. The .01% goes to that terrible meal I had in Marbella, Spain.

I took Italian for the pizza, French for the CHEESE and moules et frites and German…I have no clue how that happened.

So even though I can barely speak French, don’t remember any Italian and my English is questionable at times, at least I can eat this Egg Salad and feel like I got my Mediterranean fix.

363 words later and I still spelled that word wrong. Darn.

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Mediterranean Egg Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs, hardboiled
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained of excess oil and chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • splash of lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop up your hardboiled eggs and place them in a bowl.
  2. Add in sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, cucumber and olives.
  3. Stir in greek yogurt, lemon juice, and spices.
  4. Will keep for up to a week in the fridge.

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Change up your lunch routine with this healthy and nutritious Mediterranean Egg Salad recipe. It's lightened-up with greek yogurt and packed full of flavor with olives, sun-dried tomatoes and cucumber. Perfect for lunch on the go!Did you take any languages growing up? Is English your first language?

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    March 13, 2015 at 6:34 am

    I love egg salad, but I rarely do anything with it but the basics. This looks super good though! Funny story about languages, as a teenager I sang classically and took voice lessons every week. My teacher had me singing songs in German, French, Italian, Spanish and Latin. You’d think I’d pick up on some of the language, but nope. I never had a clue what I was saying. I took Spanish in college, though, and was able to put it to great use during my spring break trip to Cabo!
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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    March 13, 2015 at 7:32 am

    well English is not my first language so its totally normal for me to NEVER spell mediterranean correctly.. 😛 i have been looking for some quick lunch box friendly salad ideas and this looks wonderful. on a side note, you may have forgotten to write down the steps for preparation unless im not understanding it.
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    Jayme
    March 13, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I have never actually tried egg salad!! Pretty sure I’m missing out, especially if you can make it with greek yogurt.
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    Pip {Cherries & Chisme}
    March 13, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Oh my gosh now I’m thinking of Italian food… I came back from Rome sliiiiightly bigger than when I left but wow was it worth it 😉
    I took French and then Spanish and German… Spanish is the only one I can still speak now although I have forgotten far too much since moving home from Argentina, not good! But I’ve started up classes again and am loving gradually remembering it again 🙂
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    Alysia @ Slim Sanity
    March 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I took two years of Spanish in college. I hated it at the time, but part of me wishes I would have practiced it a little more! Or a cooler language. French sounds more elegant, don’t you think?
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      MPaula
      February 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      French and Spanish as well as Italian are all Romance languages and all are elegant.

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    She Rocks Fitness
    March 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I took French in high-school and Italian in college and I am one of those people who is HORRIBLE at languages. I just don’t have that special gift. I do have the gift of eating their foods and enjoying it all. Italian is by far my favorite language as is the food. Nom Nom!
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    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    March 13, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I haven’t had egg salad in ages and this just inspired a craving for it! There are some words that I always seem to spell wrong (mediterranean being one of them)- homogeneous, reminiscent… just some off the top of my head, haha! I realized today when writing about monounsaturated fats that I had been spelling it wrong all along by calling it monosaturated. Oops! When I was in Italy I had so much delicious food and I feel like that *has* to be one of the reasons why I wanted to learn Italian so bad afterwards. Happy Friday!
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    Kim
    March 13, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I was so happy to read that you have trouble with the word Mediterranean – I can never get it right (I copied your title this time)!!!
    And, egg salad is one of my favorites so I know I will love this version!
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    Cassie
    March 13, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Eggs and Greek yogurt sound interesting together!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 14, 2015 at 4:58 am

    You need to teach me your ways of making egg salads look good- I tried shooting one yesterday and it looked like those old school pesto potatoes 😉
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    Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    March 15, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I can never spell Mediterranean either. It trips me up every time, including just now. Love the flavors though.

    Also, model UN….we might have to part ways. I was equal parts jock and the bad kid smoking cigarettes brazenly on the school steps. I probably would have tried to corrupt you. 🙂

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    Sarah Lusby
    April 28, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Yum yum – Yoghurt and egg sounds like an interesting combo!

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    Paula
    October 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Can I use may instead of Greek yogurt in this?

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    Lisa
    February 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Made this today — it was delicious! Thank you!

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    MPaula
    February 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Not that fond of eggs although I would like to like egg salad.
    I am Canadian; my father was in the Canadian Air Force while I was growing up. I lived in France from 1 to 4 years old. Apparently I was learning French and German during that time. I took French most of my elementary and high school years but because we moved everything 3 years I repeated all but 5 years. Although my father was French, he refused to teach any of us 6 kids. I had 4 years of Latin in high school and took a 6 week evening course in conversational Italian.
    I cannot speak anything but English but I can understand and help people who are learning.
    All those languages helped me when I boarded a Panamanian woman who came to learn English as a second language. She had basically no English when she arrived. She won the award for most improved in her class.

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