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Avocado Egg Salad

Serve this delicious Avocado Egg Salad on toasted brioche bread, or pile it high onto a bed of lettuce. I’ve made my Egg Salad without Mayo adding avocado for that creamy element we all love. I’ve flavored the salad with crunchy veggies, fresh herbs and just a touch of sweet paprika for a little twist of spice. This recipe makes for a great tasting, quick and easy meal on the go.

Avocado Egg Salad with dill and parsley.

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AVOCADO EGG SALAD

After the summer, as we all fall back into our fall routines I’m always looking for family friendly meals that can get me through the week without a lot of effort. 

Avocado Egg Salad on Toast is a low carb, filling and a beautiful dish to serve guests at a brunch.

This salads is like classic egg salad but uses avocado to make it creamy and an easy way to add healthy fats. 

But works equally well served on toast for a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

It comes together in under 20 minutes and makes a nice addition to your weekly meal-plan.

You can make this ahead of time and enjoy it in different ways throughout the week, a sandwich one day, as a side salad the next.

I’ve made my Egg Salad without Mayo as the avocado in this recipe replaces the mayonnaise that you typically find in egg salad to create that creamy, hearty egg salad that we all love. 

The fresh herbs like dill and parsley really brighten up this salad and take it to the next level. 

If you are meal-prepping for the week you have to add this easy recipe for Avocado Egg Salad to your menu.

We love rotation this Avocado Egg Salad with this Macaroni Egg Salad, Bacon Egg Salad or this Sweet Southern-Style Egg Salad.

Avocado Egg Salad ingredients.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS HEALTHY AVOCADO EGG SALAD?

EGGS: I use Heinen’s cage-free eggs in this recipe to make the hard-boiled eggs, but any good quality free range egg will work too.

AVOCADO: A ripe creamy avocado adds a creamy element to this egg salad. I love that it adds that creamy texture and healthy fat to the egg salad. 

PICKLES: I like to add some finely chopped dill pickles to add a touch of sourness and also crunch to the salad.

VEGETABLES: A combination of green onion and red onion, along with celery add flavor to the salad.

HERBS: Finely chopped dill and parley add a burst of herbal freshness to the salad.

SEASONING: This avocado egg salad is seasoned with salt, black pepper and a touch of sweet paprika for a pop of flavor.

TOAST: I like to toast Heinen’s brioche bread, but you can toast any bread for this avocado egg salad. I also like using this egg salad in lettuce warps. 

Avocado Egg Salad toast on a platter. 

HOW TO MAKE AVOCADO EGG SALAD ON TOAST

BOIL THE EGGS. Start by hard boiling the eggs. Heat 1/2- to 1-inch of water in a large saucepan to boiling over high heat.

Carefully place a steamer insert into pan over the boiling water and lay the eggs onto the steamer using a large spoon or tongs. (If not using a steamer insert, just lay the eggs into the water).

Cover the saucepan with a lid and continue cooking for 12 minutes for large eggs (13 minutes for extra large eggs).

DRAIN THE EGGS. Once the eggs are cooked, drain them immediately if serving warm. If serving cold, cool completely under cold water or an ice bath. 

PREPARE THE SALAD. While the eggs boil prepare the egg salad by adding the avocado, pickles, green onions, celery, red onion, fresh dill, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper to a large bowl and gently mix.

Avocado Egg Salad ingredients in a mixing bowl.

PEEL THE EGGS. Now peel the hard boiled eggs, cut them in half and then chop the eggs up.

FINISH THE EGG SALAD. Place the chopped eggs into the bowl with the other salad ingredients and gently mix the egg into the salad.

Avocado Egg Salad mixed egg salad in a bowl.

MAKE THE TOAST. Toast the brioche bread and then top with the egg salad. Garnish with fresh dill and parsley and serve.

Avocado Egg Salad on a white plate.

MODIFICATIONS FOR EGG SALAD ON TOAST

When making egg salad there are a lot of modifications you can make!  

Here are some suggestions for simple ingredients to get you started:

  • Chop some kalamata or green olives, or sun-dried tomatoes and add them
  • Diced cucumber, shredded carrots, bell peppers or fresh tomato works nicely 
  • Add freshly chopped herbs like cilantro, parsley, oregano or chives
  • Olive oil can add a bit of flavor and help the egg salad bind together
  • A tablespoon or two of mayonnaise or thick Greek yogurt add a creamy element
  • Capers add a salty flavor to the egg salad
  • Try adding dijon mustard
  • Stir in seeds like sunflower or sesame seeds
  • Salsa is a nice addition to egg salad that can add a lot of flavor
  • Adding citrus like fresh lemon juice or lime juice

Avocado Egg Salad mixed egg salad.

RECIPE HINTS & TIPS

  • DON’T OVERCOOK THE EGGS: You want the hard boiled eggs to be just right, not too soft, but not too hard and rubbery either.
  • EXPERIMENT WITH THE BREAD: I have used toasted brioche bread, but you can use this same filling with any variety or bread. It works well with french baguettes; white, wholemeal or seeded sliced bread or rolls; wheat tortillas or on a bagel.
  • MAKE AN EGG SALAD: Don’t want to make a sandwich, no problem. This delicious avocado egg salad can be served as a salad main along with other salad ingredients, pile it onto some crunchy, crisp lettuce leaves. It also makes a great side dish to go alongside some sliced roast chicken or ham.
  • FEED A CROWD: This recipe is easily doubled or tripled if you are catering for larger numbers. 
  • STORING EGG SALAD: Once made, store any leftover egg salad in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 3-4 days. Use it straight from the fridge when you are ready to make your sandwich.

Avocado Egg Salad on bread.

TRY SOME OF MY OTHER GREAT TASTING EGG RECIPES

If you love eggs as much as I do, then why not try some of these other great tasting recipes that hero the humble egg:

GREEK BAKED EGGS

CAPRESE EGG MUFFINS

MEDITERRANEAN EGG SCRAMBLE

LEBANESE POTATO & EGG

MACARONI EGG SALAD

BACON EGG SALAD

SOUTHWEST BREAKFAST EGG TACOS

Avocado Egg Salad with logo.

Avocado Egg Salad with dill and parsley.

Avocado Egg Salad on Toast:

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Serve this delicious Avocado Egg Salad on toasted brioche bread, or pile it high onto a bed of lettuce. I've made my Egg Salad without Mayo adding avocado for that creamy element we all love. I've flavored the salad with crunchy veggies, fresh herbs and just a touch of sweet paprika for a little twist of spice. This recipe makes for a great tasting, quick and easy meal on the go.

Ingredients

  • 4 hard boiled eggs, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 3 tbsps dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppers
  • Brioche bread, toasted {for serving}

Instructions

    1. To make the hard boiled eggs: Heat 1/2- to 1-inch of water in a large saucepan to boiling over high heat. Carefully place steamer insert into pan over boiling water or proceed to Step 2, if not using a steamer insert.
    2. Carefully add eggs using a large spoon or tongs. Cover and continue cooking 12 minutes for large eggs (13 minutes for extra large eggs).
    3. Drain immediately and serve warm. Or, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water.
    4. While the eggs boil prepare the egg salad by adding the avocado, pickles, green onions, celery, red onion, fresh dill, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper and gently mix.
    5. Peel the hard boiled eggs, cut them in half and then chop the hard boiled eggs.
    6. Place in the mixing bowl with the other salad ingredients.
    7. Gently mix the egg into the salad.
    8. Toast the brioche bread and then top with the egg salad. Garnish with fresh dill and parsley and serve.

Notes

You can easily double this recipe for a crowd.

There are a lot of other add-in options like tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, capers, microgreens, bacon, seeds like sunflower seeds, Greek yogurt, or other spices and herbs.

Today’s post is sponsored by Heinen’s. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

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