recipe: healthy avocado egg salad

Easy and healthy MAYO-FREE avocado egg salad! Perfect for all those cookouts and family get togethers where you want to bring a healthy alternative. Click through to read the recipe!Easy and healthy MAYO-FREE avocado egg salad! Perfect for all those cookouts and family get togethers where you want to bring a healthy alternative. Click through to read the recipe!

Easy and healthy MAYO-FREE avocado egg salad! Perfect for all those cookouts and family get togethers where you want to bring a healthy alternative. Click through to read the recipe!

Okay I can’t even lie, before I’d made this I’d never eaten egg salad before. I’ve always associated egg salad with a gross mayo-filled gas station sandwich and there was just never any appeal. Last month when I was in the Toronto airport coming back from Paris I saw those sandwiches at every little side-kiosk, and texted my sister asking if I was wrong about my assumption, and if they actually tasted like deviled eggs on a sandwich. Now that was something I could get behind.

I basically became obsessed with trying egg salad, but because I really just don’t mess with mayo (seriously, just look at it guys), I decided to take it a healthier route. After a little trial and error I came up with this recipe, sans mayo, just for you. Let me know what you think!

Healthy Avocado Egg Salad

Easy and healthy MAYO-FREE avocado egg salad! Perfect for all those cookouts and family get togethers where you want to bring a healthy alternative. Click through to read the recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 hardboiled eggs, diced
• 3 Tbsp feta, crumbled
• 3.5 Tbsp greek yogurt
• 1 whole avocado, diced
• paprika, salt, pepper, as desired
 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Hard boil eggs (I use Martha’s method to make perfect eggs). Once they’ve cooled, dice ’em.
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix. Add salt, pepper, or paprika if you wish (I added hot sauce)!
  3. Plate on your food of choice (bread, crackers, lettuce) and enjoy! I’m trying to stick to gluten-free so I went with lettuce wraps.

(Yields: about 2 servings)

Easy and healthy MAYO-FREE avocado egg salad! Perfect for all those cookouts and family get togethers where you want to bring a healthy alternative. Click through to read the recipe!

I know feta may seem like an odd addition, but the saltiness definitely adds a little something extra to the richness provided by the avocado. Adding the paprika on top was a little nod to the deviled eggs I know and love from childhood cookouts, but I’d say these are way more sophisticated, no? I’ve decided in the new year that I’d like to really be better about my health and what I’m putting into my body so I hope you’re ready for more recipes in the future!

Are there any things you’d add?
Let me know below if you try it out!

10 Comments

  1. Jocelyne January 7, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I love this and can’t wait to try it. This is what I was looking to make yesterday. 😉 Thank you -Jocelyne from resonatecreations.com

  2. Atim I EffiFit January 8, 2017 / 12:03 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to try it! Love eggs with avocados.

  3. Rhonesha January 8, 2017 / 12:10 am

    I love eggs and avocado so this is a must try. I love egg salad and glad you posted this healthier version since I’m on a clean eating journey!

  4. Clarissa January 8, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    This sounds awesome! I’ve seen it with avocado before but I think the greek yogurt is a nice touch to soften the consistency — thanks for sharing!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  5. Sandy January 9, 2017 / 1:48 am

    I love the idea of how you prepare this. Not the greek yogurt part. For some reason, I do not like greek yogurt. would plain yogurt work just as well?

    • thegoldsister@gmail.com January 9, 2017 / 1:58 am

      I’m not sure! I’d love to know how it is with regular yogurt if you try to prepare it that way! Maybe completely plain, unflavored yogurt would work?? x

  6. Rebecca January 9, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    I love avocado! So excited to try this!

  7. Michelle January 9, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I’m not a mayo fan either – this looks delicious! Even if you skip the dairy – the egg and avocado sounds like a great combo!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  8. Erin January 9, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    That looks delish. I’m going to try it for lunch tomorrow, with a side of fresh strawberries. Thanks for the idea!
    erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

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