Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009

I didn't have any Easter plans this year, but I did want to make something egg-y and spring-y. Hence, the following recipes....

Curried Egg Salad:
This comes from Gourmet by way of I love the combination of the sweet, tart apple, the bite of the onion and cayenne, and then the curry.

1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1+1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, 1/4 inch dice
1/3 cup red onion, minced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
salt to taste

Whisk together the mayo, lime juice, curry powder, mustard, and cayenne. Add eggs, apple, onion, cilantro, and stir to mix, adding a bit of salt if necessary (shouldn't need much).

Cucumber Avocado Soup:

I am reminded by this, the first batch of the year, that I LOVE THIS SOUP! (And also, I LOVE AVOCADOS!) I have no idea where it came from--I only have an index card with a list of ingredients scribbled down and instructions to puree. It's very simple and quick, but you do need a blender or food processor. Also, you might want to start off with nonfat or low fat yogurt--once you've gone over to the dark side of full fat yogurt it's hard to go back!

1 English cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped (these are the really long ones in plastic wrap)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 - 1 jalepeno, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 cup cold water
1 avocado, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-2 scallions, chopped
1 cup plain yogurt
salt & pepper

Puree. Eat.

This does need a liberal amount of salt and/or lemon juice to season. Alternate adding them until you get the taste you like.


  1. The soup sounds very interesting. I would think that the fattiness of the Avacado would more than make up for a lower fat yogurt - but I hear you on the full fat stuff.

    Thick Turkish yogurt drizzled with olive oil and then scooped up with cucumber slices - awesome.

  2. It's fine with low or nonfat yogurt, it's just that after you've had full-fat, you notice a certain...thinness? Perhaps it's just my imagination!