Friday, April 11, 2014

Beet pickled eggs

To assemble this colorful salad, lay a bed of lettuce on a plate. Top with sliced pickled eggs, pickled beets and some of the onions from the pickling jar. Add crisp bacon, crumbled cheese and drizzle on the dressing.

Beet pickled eggs

INGREDIENTS

1 can sliced beets
1 cup cider vinegar
1/4 onion, sliced
1/3 cup granulated sugar

a few peppercorns (optional)
several cloves (optional)
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled

Place eggs in the bottom of a quart size glass jar.

In a medium saucepan, add the vinegar, beets with juice, onion, sugar, and spices (if using). Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, until the sugar has dissolved and the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes.

Pour the vinegar mixture over the eggs in the jar, covering completely. Close jar and refrigerate 1-3 days. The longer the eggs sit in the pickling juice, the more the pickling juice will penetrate the eggs.


Beet Pickled Eggs Salad
with Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

Serves 2

For the salad:
lettuce (I used butter lettuce and radicchio) 
2 beet pickled eggs, sliced
pickled beets and onions from the pickled beets mixture
2 cooked, crisp bacon strips
small amount of Gorgonzola, feta or favorite cheese 

For the dressing
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. seedless raspberry preserves
salt and pepper
2 Tbs. vegetable oil or other light oil

In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, raspberry preserves, salt and pepper.  While whisking, drizzle oil until incorporated.
Pickled Egg Salad
Everyone has their preference for making egg salad.  Some like it simple with just mayo, salt and pepper and others like to add things like celery, onion or chives, dill, parsley and maybe a squeeze of lemon juice. Sometimes I toss in a little relish. Some like the eggs mashed while others like a large chunk. Light dressing or extra creamy - you decide.  One thing for sure, egg salad made with pickled eggs are so flavorful!

10 comments:

SarahGeorge said...

I think I've missed lot of fun posts previously. I can see them they would've been so much fun by seeing the pictures itself! The table setting is oh, so wonderful and all those precious collections!! What a lovely collection of memories!! I liked your hand made aster decorations when you were expecting and those made by your kids. The vintage table cloth is sooo pretty and coming to this salad, it makes me say wow!! What an idea!! Looks absolutely beautiful and perfect for Easter :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

This blogger eats pickled eggs for lunch quite often, so this salad will be a must for her, although, I can guarantee you that it will never look this good! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, especially with Easter coming:)

Barbara F. said...

Delicious and oh so pretty and spring-y! xo

Debbie Huffaker said...

Yummy!!!

bj said...

My mother made pickled eggs when I was growing up...I
Haven't thought of them in years. Now, I have your recipe to try. Thanks !!

Susan said...

Mmmmm.Sound yummy and look delish. Thanks for sharing your culinary expertise, LDH. A most blessed Easter to all. Susan

Ann said...

I love pickled eggs and this salad looks so good. I've never thought of making egg salad with pickled eggs but now I want to try it

The Old Parsonage said...

I LOVE pickled eggs and beets! I'm making 18 for Sunday supper.

This salad is one of my faves!

Leann

EMMA said...

I'm sitting here thinking I must go back through your blog and print out every recipe and compile them into a book. Not only are your recipes delicious (I've made many of them) but your photography is stunning too!!

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

Spring perfection...pinning!

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