Egg and Olive

June 3, 2009

Egg and olive sandwiches remind me of my childhood. My sister and I ate a lot of them growing up. My father also ate them as a kid and so this particular sandwich is very nostalgic for me-aside from being really tasty.

It’s basically an easy egg salad recipe with olives added to the mix. It may sound like an odd recipe, but trust me, it’s really good. The olives give the salad that briney, vinegary kick, plus tons of flavor from the salt and olive juice. You really don’t need to add much else in terms of seasoning.

Egg and olive salad for 2:
3 hard boiled eggs (chopped)
a handful of olives (finely chopped)
fresh chives (finely chopped)
black pepper
mayonaise or veganaise (1 tblsp or as much as you like)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve with lettuce on toasted wheat bread. Or, use as a dip for crackers and veggies.

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Caroline B. July 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm


Nicole (dishin') June 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Wow, I’d never think to combine eggs and olives but it looks awesome! When I was in Ireland a few years ago, I was surprised to see egg salad sandwiches topped with cole slaw. Again, not something I would think to do, but really tasty!

Thanks for sharing. Your blog is great!

Amanda June 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm

That sammy looks tastey!!! I’ll have to give it a try!

Rose June 3, 2009 at 11:12 am

I’ve never tried anything like that. I like the sounds of it – I’ll have to give it a try.

Jennifer June 3, 2009 at 9:14 am

It’s interesting that you say that. My father was a depression era child and grew up in a very frugal household. This is definitely a budget meal! Thanks for your comment, Carrie C.!

Carrie C. in VA June 3, 2009 at 8:56 am

Looks yummy, and it’s a budget meal idea for slim economic times. This is along the lines of a lot of the recipes I learn from my Gramma, who learned to stretch ingredients and add flavor on the cheap during the depression.

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