Go beyond the egg salad sandwich with this egg + salad sandwich. Hard cooked eggs, vinaigrette, and abundant veggies make a delicious and economical meal for Sandwich Night.
In this season of my life, that is this hockey season of my life, we’ve condensed some big activity into just a few days. I’m so thankful that we have our family’s activities consolidated a little bit, instead of something every day of the week. Man! Is that exhausting!
One night holds two hockey practices and a ballet class, overlapping which means both parents are on their game to get people where they need to be. And that night’s dinner?
It’s sandwich night, baby.
I have no qualms about calling a sandwich a meal, especially when we’re going hither and yon during meal time. We have a few very favorite sandwiches:
- Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
- Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches
- The Spring Street Club Sandwich
- Pulled Chicken Sliders
- Turkey Cheddar Melt with Grilled Onions and Spicy Mayo
Sandwiches at our house often involve hot cooked meat or cold cuts. The former takes time and planning; the latter can be expensive or full of additives I want us to avoid. So, what to do?
Ingredients For This Egg Sandwich
- Bread Roll
- Hard Boiled Egg (you can use 1 or 2)
- Veggies: lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions, peppers
How To Make This Hard Boiled Egg and Veggie Sandwich
The egg. Incredible that it is, the egg makes a great sandwich filling. Yes, you can make egg salad, but we like to go a bit au natural around here.
Layer hard cooked eggs and fresh vegetables on a roll or baguette and douse it with vinaigrette. Oh la la! Ca? C’est bon. When my sister lived in France, a version of this sandwich was her favorite to buy at the cantina. It was called un sandwich crudite nature. That’s basically what this is. Only in English we’ll call it a Simple Egg Sandwich.
Tips For Making This Egg Sandwich
- Boil the eggs ahead of time. This will make the sandwich come together quickly.
- Boil older eggs first. Fresher eggs are harder to peel.
- Use whatever fresh veggies you have on hand. This is a great way to use up what’s laying around in the fridge.
- Make these ahead of time. You can assemble these the day before and wrap these in plastic wrap and store in the fridge.
Easy Hard Boiled Eggs
It’s simple, yes. Economical? Quite. Delicious? Absolutely.
AND, if you’ve got the stuff on hand, dinner or lunch or breakfast can come together in less than half an hour. Yes, Virginia, you can have hard cooked eggs in less than 15 minutes. Wow! Check out this post for tips on how to hard cook an egg. And my kids swear you need an egg slicer, like this one.
What Kind Of Bread Is Best?
I made these on home baked White Whole Wheat Sub Rolls, but they are scrumptious on French baguette. Choose what roll or bread you like best and then go to town. Be sure to have plenty of this Basic Vinaigrette on hand.
This can be a total throw-together meal or one that you plan and make-ahead. Either way it’s super tasty. Added bonus is that it is cheap. Eggs cost about a quarter a piece. And the homemade buns are another $0.27. Add seasonal vegetables, and each sandwich is probably about 75 cents. Good cheap eats! Have two while you’re at it!
It’s such a simple recipe, in a way it seems silly to mention it. But, sometime we need those frugal nudges. Adding avocado or cheese adds a little more oomph while still staying meatless. And this is a great way to use up those dyed eggs you might have in abundance in a few weeks.
What Should I Serve With This Hard Boiled Egg Sandwich?
How to make this good and cheap:
Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this Egg Salad BLT sandwich recipe more economical:
- Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. Like the bread and eggs.
- Bake your own bread. For such a simple ingredient, sandwich bread and rolls can be pretty pricing. Baking your own isn’t difficult and can garner you an artisan loaf for about $1!
To save time:
Keep a few hard cooked eggs on hand – they keep for quite some time — so you can make egg salad whenever you want.
Tools I use to make this recipe easy:
These Egg sandwiches are pretty straight-forward. You don’t need any fancy equipment. However, having some good basic kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe.
- plastic cutting boards – I have blue boards for veggies and white boards for meat.
- Ergo Chef chef’s knife – I’ve had my set for several years and they work well.
- salad spinner – I have this one and love the salad bowl bottom.
- electric pressure cooker – I love cooking my eggs in the pressure cooker. So easy!
Egg Plus Salad Sandwiches
- Split the roll or baguette. Layer on the egg slices, tomatoes, lettuce, bell pepper, and onion.
- Douse with vinaigrette. Top the sandwich and serve.