Wednesday, August 20, 2008

EGG SALAD PITAS


~ Country Magazine August/September 2000

2/3 c. mayonnaise
2 T. sweet pickle relish
1 t. mustard
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 t. celery salt
1/4 t. paprika
1/4 t. dried basil
1/4 t. salt
6 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, grated
2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3 pita breads, halved
lettuce leaves and sliced tomato (optional)

In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Stir in the eggs, cheese, onion, carrot and bacon. Spoon about 1/2 cup into each pita half. Add lettuce and tomato if desired.

Notes: I either use half an onion or use dried minced onion instead of fresh. I’ve never used the tomato or lettuce.  As much as I love pitas, we usually do this on regular bread because it's less expensive.

2 comments:

Abby said...

You can get pitas pretty cheap at costco and they also double as mini pizza crusts for quick meals. Maybe you don't go to Costco though? I wish my family liked egg salad....this sounds delish!

BETHANY said...

Abby - Well, we always have a ton of bread on hand, so convenience is another factor. I think you should make a batch of this and see what your family thinks. Maybe it will change their view of egg salad. If not, more for you! :)