Rich and creamy, and filled with healthy fats, this avocado egg salad is the perfect food for picnics, parties and an on the go lunch or snack!
I have always been a fan of eggs, really. Scrambled, fried, over hard,n hard boiled eggs, pretty much any style of eggs you could make. Back in the “low fat days” of my early adult life, I would skip the yolks and only eat egg whites in an omelette. Even copious amounts of salt and pepper couldn’t make up for the bland flavor of those atrocities!
With the keto diet, fat is actually the “lever” in which you consume more fat when you are hungry rather than carbs. Guess where the fat in an egg is? That’s right. The yolk. The golden yellow to orangey yolk.
We raise our own backyard chickens, and during the Spring and Summer, we often have an overabundance of fresh eggs. Now, before you think, “You say that like it’s a bad thing.”, rest assured I have eaten these fresh eggs in nearly every way, shape and form possible.
We love egg salad in our home. Even as a kid, I loved to eat egg salad sandwiches. Quick and easy, with all that fluffy white mayo just dripping between crushed hard boiled eggs.
Now that I am grown up, I like to change things up a bit. Eating the keto way means that I concentrate on healthy fats in my diet. Adding avocado is a great way to get those healthy fats, and change up the texture and flavor of your homemade egg salad. Truly, what could be better than egg and avocado?
I am loving avocados for this great recipe.
Kids, avocado isn’t just for guacamole anymore. It’s a great replacement for mayo in nearly any recipe, but especially with this avocado egg salad recipe. Take a couple hard boiled eggs, add the avocado and BAM! You have a delicious, quick, light lunch. Light and creamy, with a smooth texture, you can add whatever spices you like to this.
Need an egg salad with a bit of kick? Try adding in ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Want a more Mexican flair? Mix in cumin with a touch of lime juice. Adding in 1 Tablespoon of chopped red onion will add 1 carb, but will also take the flavor up a notch. Need more tangy creaminess? Add in 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard. The possibilities are nearly endless.
What would be your favorite way to serve this? Here’s some serving ideas:
- Top a bed of mixed lettuce greens
- Scoop on cucumber slices
- Serve with cucumber spears in “hummus” style
Are you ready to tickle your tastebuds? Be sure to pin this for later, too!
- 6 eggs, hard boiled
- 2 avocados
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Mash the avocado until creamy. You can use a fork, or a food processor depending on how chunky you like it.
Cut the eggs into dices and add to mashed avocado.
Season with salt and pepper.
Stir to combine.