So! Everyone enjoy their weekend of binging on new episodes of Arrested Development? I’m five episodes in at this point, but I think I’m going to have to watch the whole thing (maybe twice!) to really know what I think about it. I am loving Ron Howard’s increased screen presence, though. What do you think?
I read a lot articles about Arrested Development in the weeks leading up to the new episodes coming out, and I especially liked this one. Apparently the “mayonegg” joke (where George Michael thinks it’s adorable that his girlfriend squeezes mayonnaise in her mouth after eating a hard-boiled egg, ick) came from the fact that the show’s creator was really grossed out by both eggs and mayonnaise. The “mayonegg” was the grossest thing he could imagine seeing someone do. And I kind of agree! Eggs are OK in moderation, but I just can’t make myself tolerate mayonnaise. Which, coincidentally, is made out of eggs!
This flavorful and veggie-filled egg salad is a major step up from a mayonegg, and a pretty big step up from regular egg salad, as well. There’s no mayo at all, and just a smidge of Greek yogurt. The avocado adds yummy creaminess, and the capers, jalapenos, red peppers, and cilantro add a ton of flavor. We had this on toasted honey-wheat rolls (homemade! recipe coming soon!), and it was addictive. Egg salad for the win!
JALAPENO CAPER AVOCADO EGG SALAD (adapted from Real Housemoms)
5 hard boiled eggs
1 and 1/2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp dijon mustard
juice from half a lemon
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp capers, drained and chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 a red pepper, chopped
2 tbsp chopped red onion
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1. In small bowl, mix Greek yogurt, dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Set aside.
2. Peel hard boiled eggs and chop into small pieces, discarding about half the yolks. In large bowl, combine eggs with jalapeno, capers, red pepper, red onion, and cilantro. Add dressing and mix well. Stir in chopped avocados immediately before serving.
YUM! Great vegetarian meal, and extra good on the toasted honey wheat rolls we had (recipe to come!). These quantities only make about 4 servings, so if you need to feed a crowd, think about doubling or tripling.