Friday, February 15, 2013

Avocado Egg Salad


Brenda over at Meal Planning Magic is hosting a blog hop called Eating the Alphabet Recipe Challenge. Each month, we work through the alphabet, a few letters at a time, and develop recipes using fruits, vegetables, grains, or legumes starting with that month's letters. This month is the first and letters A & B are on the table. Har-dee-har-har.


Being the ditz that I am, I've been meaning to do this challenge for months, but it slipped my mind until just a few days ago. Thankfully, this avocado egg salad (A for Avocados!) was already on my to-do list.


Think about your usual egg salad. Now make it extra creamy and rich. Due to my dietary restrictions this month, I served it over a bed of arugula, but I'm pretty dang sure this would fly on a sandwich or in a wrap. With all the healthy fats in here, this is uber-filling. Much more than you'd expect.


I can't get through this post without pointing out that awesome pink vintage glass I scored from  Goodwill last weekend. How gorgeous and sophisticated is that? Probably one of the classiest items I own and I only paid $.99 for it. Among a ton of other things, I also got a vintage springform pan that is absolutely dreamy. Believe me, I'm itching to see how that one runs.



Avocado Egg Salad
Adapted from this recipe
Yield: 2 large or 4 small servings

6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise (homemade rocks)
Juice from half of a lime
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
Black pepper, to taste

Place eggs and avocado in a medium bowl.

In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lime juice, salt, mustard, and pepper.

Add the wet ingredients to the eggs and avocado and gently stir.

Best served immediately or chilled for a short while.



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If you want to join in for the rest of the challenge, head over to Meal Planning Magic to sign up.

25 comments :

  1. Wow, you found a way to make egg salad even better! I'm definitely trying this soon!

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    1. Thanks Julie! Let me know if it turns out...

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    2. You have Sisu...no apologies...:-)

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  2. This sounds so good, and I have an avocado that I need to use up, so I am going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Of course, Rita! Glad you found me!

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  3. I've never thought to add avocado to egg salad before! I don't make egg salad often because I'm not the hugest fan of it, but maybe that's because I've been missing the avocado! :)

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    1. It really takes egg salad to another level, Sally!

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  4. Oh this is a wonderful healthy salad! I love your pics! Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Chandra! That's very sweet.

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  5. I am always looking for new lunch time ideas and I think I just found a delicious one. I love using avocados in salads but have never used them with eggs. Thanks for the recipe and for visiting my blog. Shannon

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    1. Of course, Shannon! And you're welcome :)

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  6. Love the glass! The salad sounds goooood.

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    1. It was one of my favorite finds, Karen.

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  7. Loretta, I love avocados, I just can't get enough of them! Never thought to pair the with eggs! I HAVE to try this! I think my family will really enjoy this! The pink glass IS very pretty! Good find. thank so much for sharing this at Saturday Share With Us! Can't wait to see what you share this weekend!

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    1. I'm so with you Tanya. I can't understand people that don't love avocados. What's not to love? Thanks for coming by!

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  8. Hey Loretta, Thanks so much for linking up last week. you were the ad space winner this week and will be featured tonight!! :)

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    1. Oh wow! Thanks Jocie for all you do!

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  9. Adding avocados to anything is smart, in my book, but I would've never thought of this! I'll be passing this link on to some friends too : )

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    1. I totally agree, Heather! I can't help but buy them like crazy when they're so cheap! Thanks for the share...

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    1. Thanks! I thought it was pretty great myself :)

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  11. Do we know the calorie content for this? Just made it. Sooooo good!!!!

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    1. No idea. Sorry! But I'm really glad you like it!

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