Monday, August 11, 2008

Egg Salad Sandwich

Firm tofu works the magic here. Combined with egg whites and just one whole boiled egg, it makes a rich, creamy sandwich spread that is high in protein and lower in cholesterol than the usual egg salad sandwich. Recipe makes 4 sandwiches.


5 ounces (155 g) firm tofu
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/4 cup water
1 large hard-boiled egg, roughly chopped
2 large hard-boiled egg whites, roughly chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup finely chopped red pepper (capsicum)
1/4 teaspoon each ground turmeric and paprika
Black pepper, to taste
8 slices wholegrain or rye bread


1. In a food processor or blender, blend the tofu, mustard and water for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium-sized bowl and add the egg, egg whites, onion, red capsicum, turmeric, paprika and black pepper. Toss to mix.
2. Spread each of 4 bread slices with 1/2 cup of the egg mixture. Top with the remaining slices of bread and cut in half.

Tip: For variety, you can add some finely chopped capers, finely chopped black or green olives or toasted sesame seeds, or season the spread with dried dill instead of paprika and turmeric.

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