Easy Avocado Egg Salad - Meatless Monday

This fast avocado egg salad has only four ingredients and is a hearty and filling option for meals or snacks.  Plus it's gluten free and vegetarian!

Easy avocado egg salad with cilantro and red onion - just four ingredients to this healthy, cheap meal or snack! www.homemadenutrition.com

Avocado makes a great substitute for the classic mayonnaise that would normally be used in an egg salad because it has just one ingredient:  avocado.  It's not that mayo is unhealthy, but it has multiple ingredients that have been processed and is generally high in fat and calories.  Avocado, on the other hand, is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy plant-based fat straight from nature.  I definitely enjoy mayo in moderation, but to create a base for a creamy dish or dressing, I usually use either a combination of plain Greek yogurt with mayo or something else that's creamy and healthy, like avocado.  I recently wrote all about why avocados are so good for you in my Pineapple Orange Avocado Smoothie post, so check that out if you haven't already read it!

Quick four ingredient egg salad with avocado, cilantro, and onion.  So flavorful and healthy! www.homemadenutrition.com

This meal is so tasty and versatile it can literally be eaten anytime of day:  breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. The eggs provide plenty of protein and the yolks also contain choline, which is supports brain health.  The avocado gives the creamy texture and also makes this dish very filling and satisfying because we digest fat slowly, which means we  feel more full for a longer time.  


I've eaten this avocado egg salad for breakfast as an open-faced sandwich using a hearty slice of whole grain toast as the base.  Serve with a cup of fruit on the side and you've got an energizing, filling breakfast that will carry you through the morning. 


For lunch or dinner, this salad is great stuffed inside of a whole grain wrap or over a bed of greens as a light salad. 


As for snacks,  all you need is this avocado egg salad with some whole grain or gluten free crackers and you've got an amazing afternoon pick-me-up that will power you through the afternoon. 

This easy avocado egg salad makes a quick healthy breakfast, lunch, snack, or appetizer for holiday gatherings!  With only four ingredients, it just doesn't get easier than this recipe! www.homemadenutrition.com

This recipe is so simple to make and can be eaten so many different ways.  Not to mention it uses ingredients that are healthy and cheap.  Recipes like this make it so much easier to stay on track with eating well!

Easy Avocado Egg Salad

Makes about 2 entree servings or 4 snack servings


  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup avocado, chopped (about 1 small avocado)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. 

*Serve with whole grain or gluten free crackers, on a whole grain wrap, open-faced on a slice of toast, or over a bed of leafy greens.  Enjoy!

Happy Eating!


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