As for eggs, we all know that they are a nutritious, cheap, and widely available food, which makes life a whole lot easier.
Still, you may be concerned about the high level of cholesterol in eggs affecting your heart health, but thankfully, it has been found that eating eggs in a moderate proportion will not increase the risk of heart disease.
We do include mayonnaise in this recipe for added creaminess. Knowing that mayo is not the healthiest of options, we limited the amount to only 1 tablespoon for 4 servings and added in 2 tablespoons of plain, healthy Greek yogurt.
If you want to go all out, feel free to leave out the mayo and add more yogurt.
Now, let’s take a closer look at our ingredients.
Ingredients You'll Need
The ingredients in this recipe make a satiating summer dish.
First, the eggs and avocado create a rich and creamy base, but it is the avocado that helps blend everything together in perfect harmony.
Underripe avocados leave a bitter taste and are hard to blend, while overripe ones make your salad too mushy and unappealing. So, make sure you choose ripe avocados for the ultimate taste and texture.
Next on the list are dairy products. The delightful taste of mayo and Greek yogurt combined works with the avocado to tie all the other ingredients together.
We also add some veggies like celery, red onions, and jalapeño for a more refreshing feeling.
Seasoning is simple, with only salt and pepper needed. You can also add or adjust the amount of these to fit your taste.
Lastly is sprouted wheat bread. Nothing works better than a slice of crispy toasted bread with avocado egg salad generously spread on top for a quick and satisfying summer lunch.
How to Prepare the Ingredients
For the hard-boiled eggs:
Pour water into a pot. Put the eggs in, then bring to a boil. This will take about 10 minutes (while you wait for the eggs to boil, you can prepare the other ingredients.)
Remove from heat. Transfer the eggs into a bowl of cold water. This will help the eggs cool down more quickly and be easier to peel as well.
After that, peel off the eggshells, then chop the eggs up into bite-sized pieces.
A little note: If you wait for the water to boil and then put the eggs in, there may be a chance of them cracking up while boiling. So follow our previous steps for perfect hard-boiled eggs.
For the avocado:
Halve the avocado, remove the seed and peel off the skin. Then, cut it up into small cubes.
For the herbs and veggies:
Chop the parsley and cilantro.
Dice the jalapeño, celery, and red onions.
For the sprouted wheat bread:
You can cut up each slice of bread into smaller pieces or leave it as is, depending on your personal preference and the meal’s purpose.
Toast the pieces to add a nice crisp texture.
What to Eat With
Finally, it’s time to serve!
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or on its own as a tasty snack, this avocado egg salad has you covered.
For a fuller meal, you can enjoy this awesome salad with toasted bread or sandwiches. We recommend using sprouted wheat bread, as listed on the ingredient list, since it is a healthier option.
If you prefer a low-carb meal, then just toss it onto a bed of greens, such as kale and spinach. You can also wrap it in lettuce leaves for cute avocado egg salad wraps.
Another quick and creative way to eat this avocado egg salad is to take a scoop of the hearty green mixture, put it on a thick slice of tomato, then enjoy it as a cool and refreshing salad.
How Long Does It Last?
Because avocados brown quickly due to oxidation effects, it is best to serve your salad right away.
Still, if there is any leftover, you can put it into an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Quick and easy, you can make this delicious summer dish in no time. The perfect combination of egg, avocado, mayo, and Greek yogurt creates a heavenly creamy texture, while the herbs and veggies add freshness and flavor to the mix.
Place the 2 slices wheat bread quartered into the basket of your air fryer. Set the temperature at 400 °F and the cooking time at 3 minutes.
Make the salad while waiting. Add all of the ingredients to a medium/large bowl (11 oz avocado, eggs, 2 tbsp parsley, 1 tbsp cilantro, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 oz celery, 1 oz red onion, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tbsp mayonnaise, 2 tbsp yogurt) and gently mix them up. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
Garnish with some cilantro leaves on top. Serve with toasted sprouted wheat bread or anything that floats your boat.
How to Make Avocado Egg Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 255Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Vitamin A 458IU
Vitamin C 10mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.