Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

When it comes to quintessential spring and summer recipes egg salad always comes to mind. It’s light, healthy and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner (I’m always a fan of breakfast items for dinner).

But if you’d like to kick your egg salad recipe up a notch and make your stomach happy, it’s as simple as adding an avocado and some fresh herbs. Think of it as the California spin on the classic. And I guarantee you’re gonna love it!

Avocado Egg Salad Recipe Video

Want to see how easy it is to make this delicious and healthy recipe? Watch the quick video below!

Tips for the Best Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

Hard boil your eggs ahead of time. They key is to not overcook your hard boiled eggs. You definitely don’t want that green tinge around your yolk. Make sure to watch my hard boiled egg tutorial for boiled egg success every time.Don’t overly mash the avocado. Avocados are naturally creamy and as soon as you stir the ingredients together the avocado will start to break down. It’s always nice to have it a little more chunky, rather than the texture of guacamole.Use fresh herbs. I’m using chives and parsley, but you could also use cilantro, basil or even tarragon. Have fun with the flavors.Use homemade mayonnaise. Once you make homemade mayonnaise you’ll never buy it from the store again. It’s incredibly easy and tastes much better. If you prefer to not use mayonnaise, you could also use sour cream or yogurt (and opt for dairy-free on those as well).

How to Make Avocado Egg Salad?

It’s as easy as adding all of the items to a bowl and stirring together. Seriously. You can eat the avocado egg salad plain, topped on your favorite bread (I highly recommend my paleo zucchini bread) or on lettuce leaves.

How Long Can You Store It?

This recipe is best made fresh, but you can store it in the fridge for up to two days. That’s less than regular egg salad, because after two days the avocados in this recipe will start to oxidize and turn brown. I highly doubt that you’ll ever have any leftovers though. In fact, you can easily double or triple this recipe as well.

Want More Healthy Low Carb Recipes?

I have heaps of delicious low-carb recipes to choose from. Here’s a few reader favorites!

Shakshuka and Green ShakshukaDeviled EggsMashed CauliflowerZucchini LasagnaGarlic Butter ShrimpCobb Salad

And if you’d like an earthy, spicy version of egg salad make sure to give my curried egg salad recipe a try!

Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

5 from 45 votes Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Total: 25 minutes Servings: 2 servings Author: Lisa BryanPrintPinReviewSaveSaved

Description

Avocado egg salad is a delicious spin on the traditional egg salad recipe and perfect for spring or summer. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!

Video

Ingredients  

1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced3 hard boiled eggs, roughly chopped2 tbsp red onion, chopped2 tbsp mayonnaise1 tbsp chives, chopped1 tbsp parsley, chopped1 tsp lemon juicesalt and pepperlettuce leaves, optional, for serving

Instructions 

Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.Eat the avocado egg salad plain, topped on your favorite bread or on lettuce leaves.

Lisa’s Tips

Make sure to watch my hard boiled egg tutorial for the best hard boiled eggs (every time).I also give tips on my guacamole recipe video for picking the best avocados without brown spots on the inside.This recipe is included as part of my Summer Meal Prep series. Make sure to watch that video for more delicious recipe ideas!

Nutrition

Calories: 323.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 285.2mg | Sodium: 181.5mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 1.7g Course: Main Meal, Salad Cuisine: American Keyword: Avocado Egg Salad, Egg and Avocado Salad, Egg Salad with Avocados

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