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Pickled egg sandwich recipe

Pickled egg sandwich recipe

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Make egg sandwiches more exciting by pickling the eggs in beetroot vinegar, herbs and spices to give a wonderfully vibrant pink colour and earthy taste. Load into batons with mayo, beetroot and rocket, and serve with colourful crudités. Vegetarian lunches don't get better than this! See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook, plus cooling and overnight pickling
  • 446 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 300g pack cooked beetroot
  • 400ml distilled vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 3 white batons, halved lengthways
  • 3 tbsp lighter mayonnaise
  • 30g rocket
  • 240g pack radishes, halved
  • 4 celery sticks, roughly cut into 6-7cm pieces
  • 190g pack sweet mini peppers, halved

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    11g 15%
  • Saturates

    2g 12%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    2g 33%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 67.4g Protein 19.3g Fibre 4.8g


  1. Slice half the beetroot (keep the other half in the fridge) and put in a small pan with any juices, the vinegar, ½ tsp salt, 200ml water and the sugar, herbs and spices. Heat until just steaming and the sugar has dissolved. Cover and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Boil the eggs for 10 mins. Drain and transfer to a bowl of cold water. Once cooled, peel and set aside.
  3. Strain the pickle liquid, discarding the beetroot and spices (use the beetroot in a salad or cheese sandwich), and pour over the eggs in a jar or bowl to completely cover. Marinate overnight in the fridge.
  4. Mix the sea salt and fennel seeds with some black pepper. Drain the eggs, pat dry with kitchen paper and cut into thick slices. Spread 1 tbsp mayonnaise into each baton. Finely slice the reserved beetroot and divide between the batons with the egg. Lightly sprinkle with the sea salt mix and top with rocket leaves. Cut in half and serve with the crudités.

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Get ahead: You can pickle the eggs for up to 3 days – but the flavour and colour will strength over time.

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