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!
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!
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
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
- 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
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