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Friday
Feb172012

hummus meets egg salad

Yesterday was not the best Thursday ever.

But Friday is looking up!

The blog is back, and I have a recipe to share. [One Thursday issue was the blog being down due to my cache plugin malfunctioning, and the blog overloading my host’s server.  Hopefully it’s fixed for now!  I’ll be making a big blog move in the next two weeks, and hopefully won’t have to deal with this problem again!]

And a new header!  It was about time.  That summer pasta header was only like 7 months out of date. 

Don’t worry, you’re not having déjà vu.  This looks similar to 2 recipes from last week.

Last week, I gave you curry yogurt egg salad and then stuffed peppers with black bean crema.

But this is something brand new{ish}.  When organic red peppers are on sale, you have to take advantage!

Today I’m giving you a hummus egg salad stuffed pepper.

And only 2 finished photos, because, well, you can see why below.

Mixing hummus and egg salad is hard to make pretty.

I’ve mixed hummus with hardboiled eggs before, stuffed it between 2 slices of bread, and loved it.  So why not stuff it into a raw pepper?  You know you love red pepper + hummus.  And the best part, you don’t need to roast the pepper!

Just assemble the egg salad and stuff.  Use any hummus recipe you like, or your favorite store bought brand.

Egg Salad Hummus Stuffed Peppers

  • 6 large eggs
  • ~3/4c hummus
  • 2 large red peppers
  • salt, pepper, herbs to taste
  1. Carefully place 6 eggs in a large pot and fill with cold water, covering the eggs by 1-2”.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil. 
  3. Let boil for 1 minute, then turn the heat off, keep covered and let sit for 12-15min, depending on the size of your eggs.
  4. Remove the eggs and place them in a large bowl filled with water + ice.  Refrigerate until cooled then peel.
  5. Slice your peppers in half, lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  6. Coarsely chop the eggs and add to a bowl.
  7. Fold in hummus and any dried for chopped fresh herbs.
  8. Taste and add salt + pepper as needed.
  9. Fill the peppers.

tips/substitutions: For a basic hummus recipe: In a food processor, process 1.5 cloves of garlic.  Then add 2 cups [cooked] chickpeas, 2-3T tahini [or other plain, drippy nut butter – I used cashew], 3-4T olive oil, 3T lemon juice, 1/4t salt, pepper into you food processor and process until smooth.  You want the hummus very smooth and creamy for this recipe.

Feel free to add things like:

  • basil
  • oregano [I added about 1.5t dried]
  • smoked paprika
  • green onion
  • curry honey hummus [instead of plain]
  • carrots for crunch
  • sunflower seeds
  • pepitas
  • etc.

I’m glad the blog is back and hoping it stays put this weekend, because we’re headed out of town.  Time for some snowboarding!  See you guys Monday.

Happy weekend!

Ashley

Reader Comments (52)

This sounds fantastic! I kind of like egg salad, but I don't like the mayonnaise...so this is the perfect solution!

Hope you are having a good Friday!

~Emily~

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily (Edible Psychology)

Why does everything look better when it is stuffed into another food item? Love the new header too, very clean and just screams "farm to table" to me.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCasey @ Insatiably Healthy

So simple + delish. Love the new header too, it's very YOU

Pretty new header and I've had my cache plugin malfunction, and overload my servers, too. Such a pain dealing with all this stuff. Hang in there! And good luck on your migration move!

The egg salad looks delish!

Love the new header Ashley! Also love hummus in my egg salad. Much better than mayo! Makes great deviled eggs as well.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Eats Almond Butter

Love the new header! And sorry to hear about yesterday, hope your weekend is much better :)

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables

What a great idea!! Love the new header :D

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ What Lauren Likes

That pasta recipe, while definitely not "in season" was still pretty to look at :) Although, love this one too! This is funny because I was just thinking about egg salad for lunch. I happen to have peppers on hand so I might be making this now instead :)

I love the new header! It's gorgeous :) and hummus with egg salad sounds beyond delicious right now!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (Heather's Dish)

This recipe deserves a "how easy is that" like Ina Garten says. Smart to mix egg salad and hummus for a protein punch. Yum.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarci

LOve the new header!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @ Healthy Heddleston

Hummus is like a miracle food- so adaptable. Try a "sweet" version with apple slices or with animal cookies. YUM!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre @ Ladies Holiday

Great lunch idea!!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I love sweet hummus! Pumpkin spice is my favorite!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Gina. ;) Enjoy lunch!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks so much Heather!! Down with mayo! ;)

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Heather. You know me too well!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Aw, thank you Casey!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hope you have a great weekend!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

What a great idea! What if it's too much of a good thing?? :)

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStoriesAndSweetPotatoes

I LOVE the new header!!!!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

Love the new header...and the stuffed peppers!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah @ The Healthy Diva

Thank you Sarah!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I absolutely adore your new header!! (And I can´t stand eggs, so that says something ;))
Good luck with the move!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichaela

I love hummus and eggs. :) Got to try this one out. I like the new header. It's always fun seeing new headers on fun blogs.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSonia the Mexigarian

Love the banner! I love how your photos are always so pure and clean looking! Also hummus in egg salad is a great idea, I'll pretty much eat hummus with anything. :)

I know I'm going to love this! Stuffing the egg salad into a red pepper is a great idea - such a nice change from the usual sandwich! I also really like the egg & hummus combination. One of my favorite lunches is toast spread with a layer of hummus and topped with a fried egg.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

I love the egg and hummus combo. People generally think this is a weird combo but it is SO GOOD!!! I'm glad to see I'm not alone on the egg+hummus yumminess

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I love how do-able your recipes are! I actually use them over and over and I think this one will be added to the list, as I'm not a mayo girl and love my garlic too. Thank you :)
As a hummus aside, I made a recipe using roasted hazelnuts instead of tahini, and that was pretty good too, albeit I think too heavy to use with eggs. You mentioned sweet hummus in the comments too - I guess that's garlic-free? (!) Is it just tahini, chickpeas, sweetener and spice? I am curious!

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Ummm, yum!! Looks great, what a wonderful idea!

Where are you snowboarding today!?! we are in FL right now for a marathon, but when we get back we want to do a weekend trip to Winter Park!

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

Haha! This is so simple and genius it's cracking me up! Red pepper strips are almost the only thing I dip in hummus and I already mix hard boiled egg in hummus. Why not let all three unite? Genius! I'm so glad your blog is up and running again lady! :)

Good luck with your big move!

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBalancing Sylvia

What an awesome idea, mixing eggs and hummus! I'm so egg-obsessed as of late, so this recipe will definitely come in handy :)

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristin @ FoodFash

Yum, great idea!!

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee

Love the new header and definitely going to be making this. Partially because I love egg salad and also because I have tahini that is about to go bad in less than 48 hours.

Haha, some foods are definitely un-photogenic~But this looks marvelous! And I love your new header! It's so clean and cute. :D Have a fun and SAFE time snowboarding Ashley!

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllie@Fit for the Soul

New header is beautiful. At least you blog was down because you are so popular!!! :) Good luck with the migration. Always scary but your readers will stay with you because you do such a good job!

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChef Connie

I've never paired eggs with chickpeas, but it seems like a no-brainer. This looks delicious!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAylin @ Glow Kitchen

This sounds like a great idea! And so easy! :)

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne @ Apples N Adrienne

This sounds like a great idea! And so easy! :)

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne @ Apples N Adrienne

I love the new header! It's so fresh and makes me think of springtime and natural eating.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria @ Beautiful Busy Bee

I added hummus to a fried egg sandwich last week and was so pleasantly surprised at the results! Now I'm ready to try this :)

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBaking Serendipity

Thanks so much Maria!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thank you Connie! I really appreciate your kind words. :)

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Much appreciated, Ellie! Hope you had a great weekend!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

As am I!!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Sylvia!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

We have the Copper/Winter Park pass, so maybe we could meet up out there!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks for letting me know you're enjoying my recipes! :) Yes, sweet hummus is garlic free. I've made two variations in the past - pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon. There are a ton out there on the web as well! Typically people use almond/cashew/peanut butter instead of tahini.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Lauren! That means a lot!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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