Avocado Egg Salad

With Easter coming up there is going to be an abundance of hard boiled eggs and searches for recipes to what to do with them. This is my absolute favorite version of egg salad

Avocado Egg Salad PineappleandCoconut 3 Avocado Egg SaladI had boiled a bunch of eggs one day to prep for meals for the week and I had an idea to make egg salad aside from just eating the eggs as is. I was looking online and came across a recipe for avocado egg salad on several different sites but they were mostly just eggs and avocado. Pretty much a perfect meal in my opinion but I wanted to add more to the recipe. I looked around to see what all I could add in that would be super good.

Avocado Egg Salad PineappleandCoconut 2 Avocado Egg SaladI came up with red onion, cucumber, spinach, celery, dijon and Greek yogurt.  Sounded good to me. I am not a fan of mayo so if you like mayo and not Greek yogurt by all means use mayo. If you are non-dairy  you can always add in any non-dairy mayo substitute you want. I also add in a splash of rice wine vinegar ( not pictured).

Avocado Egg Salad PineappleandCoconut 4 Avocado Egg SaladI love the crunch that celery adds as well as the cucumber, and I am a fan of lots of red onion in any salad and the addition of the chopped spinach really makes me feel like I am eating super healthy. Makes me feel better about the cookies I eat after having an egg salad like this one. Healthy fats from the avocado and extra protein from the Greek yogurt really makes this one of my favorite, quick to prepare healthy meals. Sometimes I add in diced dill pickle or diced red bell pepper.

Avocado Egg Salad PineappleandCoconut 1 Avocado Egg Salad

One side note is there is a LOT of information out there on how to cook the perfect hard boiled eggs. There are so many different methods such as baking them in an oven like this or stovetop. I cook mine stovetop and have always used this technique from Simply Recipes. Works perfectly every time and I never have any issues peeling the eggs.

 

 

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Avocado Egg Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 2
 
Avocado Egg Salad 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 hardboiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 4-5 tbsp diced red onion
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 diced cucumber (small regular one or a Persian)
  • 2 cus chopped spinach
  • 1-2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • Sea Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all in a bowl, stirring well to combine mashing some of the avocado and egg a little bit. Taste and adjust mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper to liking.
  2. Always start with the lesser amount of ingredients and adjust taste with more if needed. Can be eaten alone, over a bed of spinach or even as a sandwich.
Notes
This doubles, triples or quadruples well and stores just fine sealed in an airtight container in a refrigerator. I use the smaller Persian cucumbers and usually use an entire one unpeeled. You can really add in anything you want, the combinations are endless with egg salad. I prefer mine really crunchy so I add in lots of crunchy veggies.

 

Avocado Egg Salad PineappleandCoconut 6 Avocado Egg SaladYum right? Check out these other egg salad recipes as well. As you can see the possibilities really are endless

Avocado Egg Salad via Skinnytaste

Creamy Avocado/Guacamole Egg Salad Sandwich via Closet Cooking

Egg Salad Sandwich with Bacon and Avocado Via Add a Pinch

Egg Salad with Pickled Celery and Coarse Dijon Via Smitten Kitchen

Creamy Avocado and Siracha Egg Salad Via Running to the Kitchen

Healthy Egg Salad Wrap Via Oh Sweet Basil

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Via Comfortably Domestic

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Comments

  1. Love this! And I really wish I was having this for lunch tomorrow at work.
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  2. Yes yum! I’d slap this between some chewy sourdough and just go to town on it ;)
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  3. This is my type of egg salad…with avos! Now, instead of slicing them on top, I will do this…to have some in every bite! I don’t mind mayo, but greek yogurt in this particular salad sounds even more deslish. Great kitchen tip on hardboiled eggs with the vinegar. I’ve made mine that way for years…found Ken’s recipe over at AllRecipes.com years ago. Works every time! Thanks for another tasty yet healthy recipe, Shanna! Pinning…
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  4. This is a new recipe for egg salad for me. It looks so appetizing!

  5. First off thanks for retweeting my blog post, via the SITS share fest today! Yay! I’m looking for new blogs to read and so I jumped over her via your Twitter profile and was happy to see avocado recipes.

    I have a bit of a thing for avocado you see. I love eating them, and can’t bare to throw the seeds out so I currently have 3 avocado seeds floating in water hoping to grow them into trees, and maybe one day I will be able to make delicious salads with them using your recipe! :)
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  6. Your photos show greek yogurt and thed caption mentions it, but the recipe does not list it. Should there be yogurt, and if so, how much, please?

    Thanks!!

    • 2-4 tbsp or however much you like really. Depends on how creamy you like it. Thanks for catching that. I am the worst proofreader of my own work!!

  7. This looks amazing! What a healthier version of egg salad! I love egg salad but I always make it with mayo and it’s certainly not the healthiest thing out there. This looks chock full of veggies and creamy avocado goodness. I’ll be making it this week!
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  8. This looks delicious but I might omit the celery. I’ve had a mental block over it since I was a kid (Email me if you want the story) and have only recently started using it a few years ago when it was unavoidable in a standard mirepoix but I either strain it out or grind it up very small.

    Overaall, it looks delicious!
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    • I just throw in whatever I have – its super versatile! I wouldn’t be offended if you left out the celery. You can always add in bell pepper for more crunch if you wanted!

  9. You had me at avocados!
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  10. Yum, this combination rocks! I love anything avocado, this is perfect.

  11. Do you have a camera in my house.. hehe…I eat this all the time. Love IT!!!!!
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    • Ha ha ha!! I know this probably isn’t an original recipe – I didn’t look it up to find a recipe, I have just been making it forever and decided to share it one day! Its the best isn’t it??

  12. I would love a big bowl of this. I love egg salad and avocados so combining them is a sure win!

  13. This is a stellar combo Shanna! I LOVE avocados!
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  14. Yum! This sounds so good, and unique.

  15. I love this version of egg salad and can’t wait to try it !! just had dinner with friends and was amazed that their one year and four year old was eating plain slices of avocado…going to share this recipe with her !

    • Avocado was my kids first food. I made all their own fresh baby food, neither one ate from a jar or package and avocado was so easy to mash and spoon feed. They still love it and eat it by the handful. My 4 year old has even picked up half an avocado and eaten it like an apple before!!

  16. This looks GREAT!
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  17. This sounds delicious! I will definitely be trying it soon :)
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  18. Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling says:

    This looks incredible, Shanna! I love egg salad and I love avocado even more….sounds like an awesome combo for a sandwich or dip!

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