Please consult the OU's guidelines for checking fruits and vegetables.

Salami and Horseradish Egg Salad (meat)

Eileen Goltz. | Meat

Fresh Green Onions (also called scallions) and Parsley require insect infestation inspection. Please see “Special Instructions below:

Ingredients

6 hard cooked eggs
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup green onions, sliced thin
1 cup salami, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons white horseradish
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)
Paprika (optional)


Instructions

Place the cooked eggs in a large bowl and chop them into medium size pieces. Add the celery, green onions and salami. Mix gently just to combine. Add the mayonnaise, horseradish, caraway seeds and the salt and pepper. Mix to combine. You can make this salad up to 6 hours in advance.  To serve place the egg salad in a serving bowl and sprinkle the top of the salad with the chopped parsley and paprika. This can also be served as a sandwich filling. 

Scallions or Green Onions Insect Infestation: Light green or brown thrips may occasionally be found between the green branches where they protrude from the bulb. Less frequently, they can be found crawling on the outside or inside of the long green shoots. Inspection: 1. A vertical cut should be made from the top of the scallion’s green shoot to the bottom of the bulb. Examine three scallions from each bunch, paying careful attention to the area between the branches that protrude from the bulb. 2. If no insects are found, wash thoroughly under a heavy stream of water or power hose and use. 3. If insects are found in a scallion, the entire bunch must be checked. The affected scallion must be discarded. Fresh Parsley: Fresh parsley (as well as the following herbs: basil, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme) are often used as spices or garnishing. Aphids, thrips and other insects may often be found on the leaves and stems of these herbs. Insects tend to nestle in the crevices between the leaves and branches of herbs. These insects can curl up and stick to the leaf once they come in contact with water. Curly leaf parsley is very difficult to check. It is therefore recommended that only flat leaf parsley be used. Recommendation: In order to determine if a particular bunch of herbs is infested prior to washing, bang it several times over a white cloth. This is most important when checking oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme. If only one or two insects are found, proceed with the steps below. If three or more insects are detected in a particular bunch of herbs, it should not be used. Inspection: 1. Soak herbs in a solution of cold water and vegetable wash. The proper amount of vegetable wash has been added when some bubbles are observed in the water. (In the absence of vegetable wash, several drops of concentrated non-scented liquid detergent may be used. However, for health reasons, thoroughly rinse off the soapy solution.) 2. Agitate the herbs in the soapy water, in order to loosen the sticking excretion of the bugs. 3. Using a heavy stream of water, thoroughly wash off the soap and other foreign matter from the herbs. 4. Check both sides of each leaf under direct light. 5. If one or two insects are found, rewash the herbs. 6. If any insects are found after repeating the agitation process twice, the entire bunch must be discarded.

Please consult the OU's guidelines for checking fruits and vegetables.

Salami And Horseradish Egg Salad (meat)

Eileen Goltz. | Meat

Fresh parsley tends to be infested with insects. Please see “special instructions” below.
Dried parsley does not need to be inspected.

Ingredients


6 hard cooked eggs
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup green onions, sliced thin
1 cup salami, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons white horseradish
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)
Paprika (optional)


Instructions

Place the cooked eggs in a large bowl and chop them into medium size pieces. Add the celery, green onions and salami. Mix gently just to combine. Add the mayonnaise, horseradish, caraway seeds and the salt and pepper. Mix to combine. You can make this salad up to 6 hours in advance.  To serve place the egg salad in a serving bowl and sprinkle the top of the salad with the chopped parsley and paprika. This can also be served as a sandwich filling. 

Fresh Parsley Insect Infestation: Fresh parsley, as well as basil, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme are fresh herbs often used as spices or garnishing. Aphids, thrips and other insects may often be found on the leaves and stems of these herbs. Insects tend to nestle in the crevices between the leaves and branches of herbs. These insects can curl up and stick to the leaf once they come in contact with water. Please note: Curly leaf parsley is very difficult to check. It is therefore recommended that only flat leaf parsley be used. Vegetable spinners, power hoses, and light boxes are not always available in the home. We therefore recommend the following alternate procedure. Recommendation: In order to determine if a particular bunch of herbs is infested prior to washing, bang it several times over a white cloth. This is most important when checking oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme. If only one or two insects are found, proceed with the steps below. If three or more insects are detected in a particular bunch of herbs, it should not be used. Inspection: 1. Soak herbs in a solution of cold water and vegetable wash. The proper amount of vegetable wash has been added when some bubbles are observed in the water. (In the absence of vegetable wash, several drops of concentrated non-scented liquid detergent may be used. However, for health reasons, thoroughly rinse off the soapy solution.) 2. Agitate the herbs in the soapy water, in order to loosen the sticking excretion of the bugs. 3. Using a heavy stream of water, thoroughly wash off the soap and other foreign matter from the herbs. 4. Check both sides of each leaf under direct light. 5. If one or two insects are found, rewash the herbs. 6. If any insects are found after repeating the agitation process twice, the entire bunch must be discarded.

Please consult the OU's guidelines for checking fruits and vegetables.

SALAMI AND HORSERADISH EGG SALAD (meat)

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Ingredients

6 hard cooked eggs
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup green onions, sliced thin
1 cup salami, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons white horseradish 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)
Paprika (optional)


Instructions

Place the cooked eggs in a large bowl and chop them into medium size pieces.

Add the celery, green onions and salami. Mix gently just to combine. Add the mayonnaise, horseradish, caraway seeds and the salt and pepper. Mix to combine. You can make this salad up to 6 hours in advance. To serve place the egg salad in a serving bowl and sprinkle the top of the salad with the chopped parsley and paprika. This can also be served as a sandwich filling.