Organic eggs are a great source of animal protein, which is why I created this Tex-Mex Egg Salad recipe. However, eggs can be a bit of a controversial topic, so I also wanted to point out a few things.
More studies continue to show that eggs, while they do contain high levels of cholesterol, do not actually increase our own cholesterol, but instead produce natural inhibitors to benefit our heart health. We get the most health benefits when the eggs are raw, organic, free-range and pastured. In a 2007 study, free-range and organic eggs contain the following:
• 1/3 less cholesterol
• 1/4 less saturated fat
• 2/3 more vitamin A
• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
• 3 times more vitamin E
• 7 times more beta carotene
Even when organic free-range eggs are cooked they can lose up to half of their antioxidant power. That’s why I included additional powerhouse ingredients such as avocado, lemons and cilantro to up the nutritional benefits of this recipe.
Note: eggs can be an allergen for some people, so if you live with chronic inflammation or pain you may want to do an elimination diet to test if eggs negatively impact your body. Remember, we are all different so what impacts one person does not impact another. In order to see what works best for you, this “experiment” or elimination diet may be something you want to test.
Tex-Mex Egg Salad Recipe
6 organic eggs
1-2 tablespoons soy-free, dairy-free and gluten-free vegenaise
2 lemons, juiced
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon finely chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Pink Himalayan salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Add eggs to saucepan and fill halfway with water. Make sure the water covers the eggs completely. Turn the stove on medium heat until the water is at a rolling boil. Once the water is boiling turn the heat off, place cover on the saucepan and leave on the stove for approximately 12-15 minutes. Let them cool then peel off the egg shells under cold running water. Tip: If you have a metal veggie steamer put that at the bottom of your saucepan and place the eggs on the steamer. This makes the eggs easier to peel!
Next, rough chop the eggs using the edge of a fork and mix in the remaining ingredients into a bowl. Taste the mixture and add any additional seasonings as needed. Enjoy by itself or with romaine or butter lettuce cups to make an egg salad wrap!