Mexican Style Avocado Egg Salad
You’ll want to add this healthy avocado egg salad to your rotation of meatless meals! Mexican Style Avocado Egg Salad is a little like guacamole meets egg salad. It’s made with the typical egg salad ingredients but instead of mixing with mayo, we use mashed avocado. Super simple and super delicious!
Everything is better with avocado, including egg salad! This recipe is a blend of egg salad ingredients mixed with heart healthy avocado. It’s a delicious twist to an all-American classic.
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
- Fresh cilantro
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
HOW DO YOU MAKE EGG SALAD
This Mexican Style Avocado Egg Salad recipe is so quick and easy to make! It comes together in about 15 minutes start-to-finish!
- Make hard boiled eggs: Boil eggs. Cool and peel eggs. Chop egg and add it to a mixing bowl.
- Prepare vegetables: Add purple onion and celery to chopped eggs.
- 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.
- Mix ingredients: Blend the avocado mixture with the hard boiled egg ingredients.
- Lime juice: Stir in lime juice.
- Season: Season with with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Serve as a sandwich, a wrap, stuffed inside lettuce leaves or with crackers.
HOW TO COOK HARDBOILED EGGS
- Fill a large pot with cool water and add eggs. The water should cover them by an inch or more.
- Boil eggs for 2-3 minutes then turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid.
- Let the eggs continue cooking in the hot water for 7-10 minutes.
- 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)
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.
MORE MEATLESS MEALS YOU’LL LOVE
- Loaded Low Fat Egg Salad
- Easy Egg Salad
- Chickpea Tuna Salad
- Spinach and Chickpeas
- Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
Originally published 5.2017 – updated 8.2020
- 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
- In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the eggs, purple onion and celery. Set aside.
- 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).
- Add the avocado mix to the egg mix and blend well.
- Add the lime juice and blend some more.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.