Avocado Egg Salad

You’ll want to add this healthy Avocado Egg Salad to your rotation of meatless meals!  It’s made with the typical egg salad ingredients but instead of mixing with mayo, we use mashed avocado.  Super simple and super delicious!

Avocado Egg Salad made with avocado, celery, purple onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice

Everything is better with avocado, including egg salad!  This avocado and egg salad recipe is a blend of egg salad ingredients mixed with heart healthy avocado.  It’s a delicious twist to an all-American classic.  

This Mexican Style Avocado Egg Salad is made with avocado, celery, purple onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice

EGG SALAD INGREDIENTS

Yes!  Jalapeno IS listed in the egg salad ingredients. We add just a wee bit for flavor.  Feel free to omit it altogether if you like, or… if you want things a little spicier, then go ahead and add as much minced jalapeno as you like to the mix. 

  • Hard boiled eggs 
  • Purple onion
  • Celery
  • Avocado
  • Jalapeño
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lemon
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Lime
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

HOW DO YOU MAKE EGG SALAD

This Avocado Egg Salad recipe is so quick and easy to make!  It comes together in about 15 minutes start-to-finish!

  1. Make hard boiled eggs:  Boil eggs.  Cool and peel eggs.  Chop egg and add it to a mixing bowl.
  2. Prepare vegetables:  Add purple onion and celery to chopped eggs.
  3. Mash avocado:  Mash avocado in a small bowl, leaving some chunks.  Add minced jalapeño, lemon juice, and onion and garlic powders to the mashed avocado. 
  4. Mix ingredients:  Blend the avocado mixture with the hard boiled egg ingredients.
  5. Lime juice:  Stir in lime juice.
  6. Season:  Season with with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

These are a few of my favorite ways to serve this avocado and egg salad:

  • Pile it high in sandwich with greens and tomato
  • Stuff it inside a wrap
  • Top it on lettuce leaves and garnish with Pickled Jalapenos and Pickled Radishes
  • Spread it on crackers
  • Serve it with tortilla chips and some Pico de Gallo and Homemade Salsa

This Mexican Style Avocado Egg Salad is made with avocado, celery, purple onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice

HOW TO COOK HARDBOILED EGGS

  1. Fill a large pot with cool water and add eggs.  The water should cover them by an inch or more.
  2. Boil eggs for 2-3 minutes then turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid.
  3. Let the eggs continue cooking in the hot water for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Drain the pot and refill with cold water.  Let eggs sit in cold water for another 2-3 minutes.

HOW LONG TO BOIL AN EGG FOR HARD BOILED EGGS

  • Boil eggs for 2-3 minutes 
  • Then turn off heat, cover pot with lid and let eggs continue to cook in hot water for another 7-10 minutes
  • Total cooking time should be between 10-12 minutes (or 12-14 minutes if you want a firmer yolk)

This Mexican Style Avocado Egg Salad is made with avocado, celery, purple onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice

BENEFITS OF HARD BOILED EGGS

As for eggs, they’re a good source of protein.  They’re also rich in Vitamin B2, B6 and B12.  Vitamin B2 is important for red blood cell production and fighting free radicals.  Vitamin B6 helps the body turn food into energy and to help fight infections. And Vitamin B12 helps regulate the nervous system and plays a role in red blood cell formation.  

BENEFITS OF EATING AVOCADO

The great thing about avocados, besides their incredible flavor and buttery texture, is they offer a wide range of important nutritional benefits, such as potassium (which helps control blood pressure) and lutein (which promotes good eye health). They’re also a good source of the B vitamins (except B-12), vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, fiber and phytonutrients.

This Avocado Egg Salad is made with avocado, celery, purple onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice

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Originally published 5.2017 – updated 8.2020 and 10.2020

This Avocado Egg Salad is made with avocado, celery, purple onion, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice
Yield: 4 servings

Avocado Egg Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

You'll want to add this healthy Avocado Egg Salad to your rotation of meatless meals!  It's made with the typical egg salad ingredients but instead of mixing with mayo, we use mashed avocado.  Super simple and super delicious!

Ingredients

  • 6 large hard boiled eggs , diced
  • 1/4 cup purple onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup celery, minced
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and mashed (leaving a few chunks)
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped finely
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • juice of 1 large lime
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the eggs, purple onion and celery. Set aside.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mash the avocado leaving some chunks. Add the jalapeño, lemon juice, and onion and garlic powders. (The lemon juice is to keep the avocado from browning).
  3. Add the avocado mix to the egg mix and blend well.
  4. Add the lime juice and blend some more.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

HOW TO COOK HARDBOILED EGGS

  1. Fill a large pot with cool water and add eggs.  The water should cover them by an inch or more.
  2. Boil eggs for 2-3 minutes then turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid.
  3. Let the eggs continue cooking in the hot water for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Drain the pot and refill with cold water.  Let eggs sit in cold water for another 2-3 minutes.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • Pile it high in sandwich with greens and tomato
  • Stuff it inside a wrap
  • Top it on lettuce leaves
  • Spread it on crackers

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 280mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 11g

theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.

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