Avocado Egg Salad {St. Patricks Day}

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A low carb creamy, green, and tangy Avocado Egg Salad, the “mac-daddy” of all Egg Salads with a minimal amount of mayonnaise.

I’m not sure if it’s the “Luck’o’the Irish” or luck of the avocado that I concocted this recipe. In either case it is heavenly!

I did learn something while I was making it though. And that is… how in the world to make a hardboiled egg that peels with EASE!

I’m a little ashamed to say that I spent at least 30 minutes peeling the 12 eggs for this dish. Yup, absolutely ridiculous! I found myself just wanting to throw them on the counter because I was getting so frustrated picking off the tiny pieces of broken shell. Let’s just say, patience in not one of my virtues. πŸ™‚

But just so you know, I have since found the trick. Thanks to my faithful Facebook fans! πŸ™‚ I threw the question out there to see what your tips and tricks for hardboiled eggs were and the response was great!

This is what I found to work. Put the eggs in the pot, fill it with cold water, bring to a boil, once its boiling cover it, remove from heat, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Then transfer eggs to an ice bath and voila! Easy to peel eggs!!! Hurray!

Ok, so back to this absolutely delicious Avocado Egg Salad. From my egg-xperience, {okay, corny I know, but I just couldn’t resist}, most egg salads are loaded with tons of mayo and taste more like the mayo than anything else. To be honest, I want to taste the egg and always like a bit of tanginess in my egg salad so I usually add stone ground or dijon mustard.

This time I decided to make it creamy and GREEN in celebration of St. Patricks Day so I added avocado. Let me tell you, this will be the go to egg salad recipe from now on in my house. So delicious. My little man was eating it while I was still stirring it up because he couldn’t wait for me to transfer it to the plate! πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy!

To get started, place 12 large eggs in a large stock pot. Cover with cold water, place on stove over medium high heat. Bring to a boil.

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Once boiling, place cover on pot and remove from heat. Let eggs sit in hot pot for 15-20 minutes.

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Then transfer eggs to an ice bath and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Peel shell off hard boiled eggs and place in a large bowl. Using a fork, chop up eggs.

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Next add 2 tablespoons of finely diced onion, 3 tablespoons of dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of mayo, 1 teaspoon of dried basil, and salt and pepper to taste.

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Mix to combine. Next add 2 mashed avocados and stir to incorporate. Serve in a pita pocket, over bread, or with a lettuce cup.

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Avocado Egg Salad #egg #hardboiled #avocado #salad #sandwich #healthy #stpatricksday

Avocado Egg Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Sandwich, Salad, Eggs

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs, hardboiled
  • 3 tablespoons of dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of mayo
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons of onion, finely chopped
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place eggs in a large stock pot. Cover with cold water, place on stove over medium high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, place cover on pot and remove from heat. Let eggs sit in hot pot for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Then transfer eggs to an ice bath and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Peel shell off hard boiled eggs and place in a large bowl. Using a fork, chop up eggs.
  4. Next add finely diced onion, dijon mustard, mayo, dried basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Mix to combine.
  6. Next add mashed avocados and stir to incorporate.
  7. Serve in a pita pocket, over bread, or with a lettuce cup.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 179
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 9g

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45 Responses
    1. I hadn’t either, but I was thinking green with St. Pattys Day coming up. You will totally love it, its still gives the creamy taste but better because its avocado! πŸ™‚

  1. I’ve never thought of adding avocado to egg salad but it makes perfect sense! Must be so good! Totally doing this the next time I get that egg salad craving!

    And I feel your egg-peeling pain… it’s one kitchen chore I absolutely loathe!

    1. Oh, you have no idea. We normally put avocado on our sandwiches anyways, so why not sure put it in the egg salad. I don’t have very many genius moments, but this was definitely one of them. πŸ™‚

      Glad you can feel my egg-peeling pain. The other day my husband was like, you should make more hardboiled eggs to snack on or for me to bring to work. I just glared at him… haha.. but I wouldn’t anymore. Happy to do it now that I have a trick. πŸ™‚

  2. Love that trick – I totally had a hard time peeling hard boiled eggs before too πŸ™‚ This egg salad looks absolutely fantastic and sounds amazing with the avocados in here!

    1. It can be one of the most frustrating things to peel an egg when it doesn’t want to cooperate. πŸ™‚ Glad you figured it out too! Thanks for stopping by girl!

  3. Eggs have never looked so pretty than in your fifth photo! I love putting avocados in my egg salad – I had forgotten how perfect this ingredient is for St. Patty’s Day!

  4. I never would have thought to add avocado to an egg salad, but this looks delicious! I’ve got to try this next time I make egg salad. Ugh, and the egg peeling can be such a pain. Sometimes, it’s easy and other times it’s nearly impossible without totally destroying the egg.

    1. Ok, don’t know if mine looks 100x better bc everything you make looks phenomenal, but I’ll take it! πŸ™‚ Thanks Mike. Hope you and the wife enjoy it!

    1. Well, this recipe WAS for you! hehe…

      Hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to try it Julia. Thanks for stopping by, hope you have an awesome weekend!

  5. Krista, I love your method of boiling the eggs and how easily they peeled. Eggs happen to be my fave… I could seriously eat them every single day in every shape or form. And, this creative egg salad with avocado looks really good! I can just imagine the texture and how creamy it is… so yum!
    PS… love it in the pita pocket. Great idea!

    1. Thanks girl! It was seriously ridiculous how long it took to peel the first time, I just had to share it in case anyone else was having the same problem I was. πŸ™‚

  6. This looks so good…I love avocados, so you just made egg salad sound better than ever to me. I’m not big on adding too much mayo either, so that too made this sound delicious. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Jack Steam

    Another way to get easy top peal eggs is to steam them instead of boiling. I usually steam for 15 minutes or so and
    let them cool naturally. The peal very easily with the shell coming off in big pieces.

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