Avocado Egg Salad is the perfect recipe for today! Today is St. Patrick’s Day and this food is a great naturally green dish and Easter is in just a week and a half which means you’ll have lots of boiled eggs on your hands. So make this recipe today and again in 2 weeks and you’ll be glad you did. I love all things avocado and my family loves egg salad. This is one of those “best of both worlds” kind of recipes.
Thomas was working at the house the day that I made this so I got a plate ready for him, packed up the little boys, and went to pay him a lunch delivery visit. I was excited to see what he’d say about the Avocado Egg Salad. He started eating while we were talking and the boys were playing and then he stopped midsandwich to ask me what I’d made. I explained and he said, “This is the best egg salad I’ve ever had, and you know how much I love normal egg salad. You should probably never make normal again.” I told him I was going to quote him on the blog because it was a great review. So there you have it, it’s awesome, straight from my foodie of a husband.
I made a green salad with lots of chopped romaine and spinach, shredded carrots, and some pickles and then put a scoop of the avocado egg salad on top. It was a really delicious meal. It would also be great in my favorite homemade whole wheat pitas. With all the fat and protein this dish has too, it really keeps you full and satisfied for a long time. The little people loved it too which is always nice.
I can’t wait for you to try this!
- 8 hard boiled eggs
- 2 ripe avocados (medium or small in size)
- 2 tablespoons mayo
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons of sweet pickle relish
- salt and pepper to taste
- dash hot sauce, optional
- Peel and rinse the hard-boiled eggs to remove any extra shell pieces. Place the eggs on a cutting board and give them a rough chop to cut them into small pieces. Place them in a medium bowl.
- Remove the peel and pit of the avocados and give them a rough chop, add them to the bowl. Add the may, onion, sweet pickle relish, salt and pepper, and hot sauce, if using. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings.
I think you could leave the mayo out but that little bit really makes it taste like a traditional "salad" and I recommend using it. A little goes a long way here.
Don't be skimpy on the salt and pepper, they really bring out the flavors in this dish.
Tip on how to cut the avocado: Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit. While holding one half in the palm of your hand (flesh up) use a butter knife to slice the avocado into chunks (while it's still in the skin, use the knife to cut is a few times from the top to the bottom and then cut it again from side to side, making little squares out of the cut lines). Then use a spoon to scoop the cut flesh from the skin/shell. It's all chopped and ready to go, just scoop it right into the bowl!
We don’t do too much for St. Patrick’s Day which is find by me. The kids made some leprechaun traps and wrote him a note last night, so I left them out a few donuts in return from the leprechaun. Thomas just happened to be in the next town over last night and I had him pick up some good ones from the bakery. It was a fun surprise and they sure didn’t mind good donuts with their eggs this morning. No corned beef and cabbage for this family tonight either, after years of working at a deli I don’t really eat corned beef any more, plus I don’t think my kids would love it. You should just make this avocado egg salad tonight instead of corn beef too. It’s much easier and way tastier :) And if you are looking for dessert, this amazing pistachio gelato is green too!