Although I prep my food frequently and prefer to eat at home, sometimes I enjoy eating a meal away from home. We all like going out to eat now and then, right? Well my idea of “out to eat” is sometimes just at Whole Foods salad bar. I fill my bowl with fresh lettuce, hard boiled eggs, onions and bacon. So like any foodie, I wanted to make this simple idea at home, and this recipe was born!
This salad is basically hard boiled eggs, red onions, bacon, and a Paleo mayonnaise to bind it. It’s super college-friendly, cheap, and great for prep-ahead. I like making recipes like these on Sunday and then having them for easy meals all week. During school, this salad comes in handy for a filling lunch.
Some people get intimidated by making their own mayo, but it is a lot easier than you think. If you don’t want to make your own mayo, I found one Paleo approved brand on Amazon (affiliate link!) and it has great reviews.
If you are feeling ambitious, make your own. Personally I always make my own mayo, and it takes no time once you’ve learned. Nom Nom Paleo’s mayo is super easy to make and she has a video on how to make it, right here. I used local Dijon mustard in mine, which brings some extra flavor. When it comes to the “add-in’s”, get creative. I used red onions because they give a nice crunchy texture to the salad, but green onions could be used too! Next time I make this, I will definitely add raisins or grapes to add some sweetness.
New Cook Tip: If you don’t know how to hard boil eggs, here’s some tips. To be honest, I learned a few months ago… Embarassing but true.
New Cook Tip: The easiest way to cook bacon is to place it on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, then cook it for 13-18 minutes in the oven on 400 degrees. The time depends on how thick the bacon is and how crispy you like it. For this recipe, I cook the bacon very crispy so that it is easy to crumble.
- 12 hard-boiled eggs (see above how to hard boil eggs)
- 6-7 pieces of bacon, crumbled
- 1 medium red onion, chopped into small pieces
- Nom Nom Paleo's Mayo Recipe (see link in the post)
- Optional: raisins, grapes, sliced almonds
- Prepare all ingredients- cook the bacon, hard boil the eggs, chop the onion, and make the mayo.
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and add the mayo as a binder.
- Store in refrigerator, and serve it cold.