This Avocado Egg Salad is not only healthy but incredibly tasty too. The best part is that you can get the most perfect, creamy texture without any mayo at all!
Yes, you read that right. This classic egg salad is mayo-free but still has that perfect creamy texture, thanks to some avocados!
They are quick to put together and this is seriously the perfect make-ahead recipe that you can have for lunch, as a snack, or pack in your lunch box!
The salad is filling, healthy, and full of nutrients, vitamins, and protein that will keep you full for a while.
This healthy Avocado Egg Salad is incredibly versatile and goes well on toast, in a sandwich, on crackers, and even on sliced veggies. You can even them keto by using some lettuce.
Want to learn how to make this delicious Avocado Egg Salad? Then keep on reading!
Table of Contents
- What is an Avocado Egg Salad?
- What You Need to Make Avocado Egg Salad at Home
- How to Make Avocado Egg Salad (Step-by-Step)
- How to Serve Avocado Egg Salad
- How to Store Egg Salad?
- How Do You Prevent Avocado Egg Salad from Browning?
- Can I Make This Salad Ahead of Time?
- Similar Recipes
- Recipe Card
What is an Avocado Egg Salad?
Avocado Egg Salad is a delicious and healthy combination of avocados, hard-boiled eggs, and seasonings.
You might not think of avocado and egg salad as a match made in heaven, but it is! Avocados work incredibly well by being a great substitute for mayo but still giving that delicious creamy texture to the egg salad.
Without even using any mayonnaise, you’re going to get a creamy, delicious egg salad that tastes amazing and goes well in a sandwich, on toast or crackers, or even on sliced veggies.
Try this delicious recipe once and you’ll want it again and again. It takes everything that we love about a classic egg salad but gives in a healthy spin that makes it low carb.
This Avocado Egg Salad recipe has the perfect creamy texture that you’re going to love and a flavor that’s truly unforgettable.
I’ll be teaching you how to make the perfect Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich, in the end, using some delicious bagels. Simple but absolutely perfect!
What You Need to Make Avocado Egg Salad at Home
This recipe is very simple to make and requires ingredients you most likely have on hand. Here’s what you’ll need to make some Avocado Egg Salad at home:
Eggs: An Avocado Egg Salad can’t be complete without some eggs! boiled some eggs in an Instant Pot (see How to Hard Boil Eggs in Instant Pot) and used only 4 eggs for this recipe.
Avocados: They add a delicious creamy texture to the Egg Salad and make it healthier as well.
Lemon juice: Adding a little lemon or lime juice to your salad will bring out the flavors and balance everything out perfectly.
Tuna: For some extra protein, we’ll be adding some tuna to our salad. You may use whichever tuna you love best.
Onion: For an extra crunch in texture, we’ll be adding some onion. I prefer to use green onion or purple shallots for this salad.
Bacon: Bacon just makes everything taste even better. I broil my bacon in the oven. If you have not tried this method see my recipe on How to Broil Bacon in the Oven.
Bagels: As I mentioned above, we’ll be turning this Avocado Egg Salad into a sandwich at the end of the recipe. This is optional and I’ve included other ideas too at the end of this post. But if you’re going along with this recipe, you'll need some bagels. In my opinion, onion bagels are the best for these sandwiches.
Fresh herbs (optional): If you like some fresh herbs, you can add some chopped dill or parsley to your salad. This is optional and I haven’t included it in my recipe but feel free to add it if you like.
How to Make Avocado Egg Salad (Step-by-Step)
Making this delicious Avocado Egg Salad is incredibly easy. Here’s what you need to do step by step:
Next, mash one extra-large avocado (or 2 medium) in a medium bowl, squeeze one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix it to combine.
Once the eggs and bacon are cooled dice both of them, cut onions (green or purple shallot), and place them into a medium bowl.
Drain tuna and transfer into the same bowl. Mix everything together breaking chunks of tuna at the same time.
Finally, add seasoning to taste: sea salt, black ground pepper, and red cayenne pepper. Mix once more so everything is incorporated.
I like for this salad to sit and soak up all the flavors in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
How to Serve Avocado Egg Salad
Avocado Egg Salad is healthy and great for breakfast, lunch, a hearty snack, or even dinner to have in the fridge. There are many ways you can serve this salad.
This is an incredibly versatile recipe that goes well with just about everything. Here are some ideas for you to try when serving this salad:
Sandwich: This is, by far, the most classic way of serving your Avocado Egg Salad. It’s also one of our favorite ways to have it. Here’s what you need to do to make an Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich at home:
- Toast onion bagel with bagel seasoning in a toaster oven.
- Cool the bagel to warm and place the desired amount of Avocado Egg Salad mixture onto the bottom of the bagel.
- Place the top bagel onto the salad and enjoy!
Toast: Another great way to have it is on some toast. Just toast a slice of bread in the toaster and spread the salad over it. Add some sliced tomatoes and lettuce before serving
Crackers: This salad also goes great with some crackers. Just scoop up some of the salad on your favorite crackers and enjoy!
Vegetables: It’s amazing just how good this salad tastes on some veggies. You can serve this salad as a snack by slicing up some veggies like cucumbers, celery sticks, etc, and serving it with it!
Tortillas: For a delicious lunch wrap, spread some egg salad over tortillas and pack in for lunch!
Lettuce wraps: Looking for a keto version? Wrap this salad in some lettuce then!
How to Store Egg Salad?
Since this salad contains avocadoes, it’s best to have it within 12 hours of making it since the salad will start browning otherwise. When storing, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 12 hours.
I don’t recommend freezing it since not only the avocados won’t do well, but eggs also get a weird texture when they’re frozen for some time.
How Do You Prevent Avocado Egg Salad from Browning?
If you have leftovers add a little extra lemon juice to the eggs salad which will minimize the browning.
Can I Make This Salad Ahead of Time?
Yes, you absolutely can! You can make this avocado egg salad in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.
It’s the perfect salad to prep the night before for lunch the next day.
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Easy Avocado Egg Salad (Goes Well With Everything!)
Tuna Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches Ingredients
- 1 extra-large (or 2 medium) – organic avocado
- 1 tbsp. – lemon juice
- 2 cans (17 oz.) – tuna in water
- 2 strips – natural bacon
- 4 large – eggs (I used home eggs)
- ½ cup – chives or shallots
- ¼ cup - Greek yogurt or mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. – sea salt or to taste
- ¼ tsp – black ground pepper
- ⅛ tsp. – cayenne pepper or to taste
- 6 – organic onion bagels with bagel seasoning
How to Make Avocado Egg Salad
- Making this delicious Avocado Egg Salad is incredibly easy. Here’s what you need to do step by step:
- Next, mash one extra-large avocado (or 2 medium) in a medium bowl, squeeze one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix it to combine.
- Once the eggs and bacon are cooled dice both of them, cut onions (green or purple shallot), and place them into a medium bowl.
- Drain tuna and transfer into the same bowl. Mix everything together breaking chunks of tuna at the same time.
- Finally, add seasoning to taste: sea salt, black ground pepper, and red cayenne pepper. Mix once more so everything is incorporated.
- I like for this salad to sit and soak up all the flavors in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.