Avocado Egg Salad

Avocados and eggs? Sounded like a strange combination to me too. Let me tell you something, these two ingredients together make the creamiest Egg Salad you can imagine, and you're getting some great nutritional benefits too.
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Egg salad brings back so many memories of childhood. I loved watching my parents whip up this delicacy for us. It started with the same base as my mom's potato salad...lots of mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, salt and pepper. Then they would serve it up on two slices of soft white bread. Mmmm-mmm. Delicious? Yes. Healthy...not so much.  I've been challenging myself for the last month and a half to eat better and make healthier choices.  This salad accomplishes both.
Here's what you need: hard-boiled eggs, 1/2 avocado, mustard, finely chopped onion or green onions, garlic salt and pepper (not shown).
Start by chopping the hard-boiled eggs and set aside.
Then, mash the avocado.
Add in the mustard and onions.
Stir in the chopped eggs and salt and pepper to taste. Serve on a bed of greens in the avocado shell or on some nice whole grain bread. The mild flavors will pair well with whatever you put with it. I ended up using a homemade vinaigrette and eating it as a salad.
Avocado Egg Salad (serves 3-4)

5 eggs, hard-boiled
1/2 avocado
1 tsp. prepared mustard
2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion or green onion
salt and pepper to taste

Chop the hard-boiled eggs and set aside. In a bowl, mash the avocado. Add in the onions and mustard. Stir in the chopped eggs. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve on a bed of greens as a salad or with whole grain bread for a delicious sandwich.
The first day I had this, I prepared it and ate it with the greens and vinaigrette. The next morning, I spread some of this creamy salad on my toast and enjoyed a high protein, nutrient dense breakfast. Absolutely delicious and so easy to modify with spices if you'd like it to be more flavorful.
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12 comments:

  1. Ohhh that sounds delicious! I LOVE avocados and literally just can't get enough of them, so I always look for new ways to use them! This sounds so good, and I LOVE how you served the salad!!!! :)

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  2. Sounds wonderful....ingredients have been added to my shopping list!

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  3. This looks wonderful! I hope you will come share at this week's From the Farm Blog Hop hosted by 6 great blogs! http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/06/from-farm-blog-hop-39.html

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

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  4. Ok, I am still trying to loos a few pounds, and this looks soooooooooooooo good. I love mixing the avocado with the egg. Perfect combination. This would make a great salad for dinner. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  5. popping by from Mom's Test Kitchen- this looks miiiiighty tasty!!

    I have a linky party on Sundays called Sunday Funday Linky Party, hope you'll swing by this weekend!

    *Susan @ Adventures in my Kitchen
    http://soozind.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh yum! This sounds simple and yummy, my two favorite things. I will definitely be making it soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. That sounds good! We have some fantastic avocados right now and are looking for ways to use them (not that it's hard). This came just in time! Thanks!

    Kristin
    ExploringDomesticity.blogspot.com

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  8. I like egg salad... this looks good! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble. :)

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  9. Mmmm... We have our own hens and are always looking for new ways to use eggs. This looks great! Thank you for sharing it at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  10. I will make this today. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ~CJ

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  11. Yum - we used to have egg salad the exact same way on WHITE bread (gasp)! LOL This version sounds divine and so much healthier. I'll be featuring this on tomorrow's Show & Share party!

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  12. LOVE this and I'm so trying it with our leftover Easter eggs!!!

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