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Egg And Avocado Salad Recipe

You might not think the terms “Paleo” and “vegetarian” work together, but this recipe shows how the use of the vegetarian-friendly egg makes this partnership possible.

This recipe is a simple, low-cost, low-prep dish that can be served on its own for a filling lunch, paired with other proteins for dinner, or even eaten for breakfast.

The combination of eggs and avocado gives this dish a great base, one that the experienced chef can play with a bit to suit other occasions. Overall, this salad is versatile enough to be used in a host of situations, all while meeting your nutritional goals.

Egg And Avocado Salad

This recipe calls for homemade mayonnaise in the base – it’s important to prep this ahead of time so that you don’t find yourself substituting a non-Paleo, store-bought version.

Try not to be too concerned with the fat content in this recipe – a quick look at the nutritional content of the ingredients shows high concentrations of the good types of fats that your body needs to run efficiently.

The flavor combination presented here is most similar to the traditional egg salad you’d see at a company pot-luck or picnic – consider sizing up the portions of this recipe to serve at larger events.

The lemon juice in this recipe will prevent “avocado syndrome” (the premature browning of a dish containing this ingredient), but it’s best to ensure this dish is tightly covered and refrigerated for as long as possible before serving.

If you are enjoying this recipe at home, make it a complete meal by pairing it with a simple grilled protein, such as the grilled chicken with lime butter, for a satiating plate.

Egg And Avocado Salad Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 10 min

Ingredients

Egg And Avocado Salad Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch.
  2. Heat the water over high heat and bring it to a boil.
  3. Lower heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain water and cool the eggs in ice-cold water.
  5. Once the eggs are cool, peel and chop.
  6. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Egg And Avocado Salad Recipe
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Egg And Avocado Salad Recipe

Traditional egg salad is non-Paleo, but this version with avocado and home-made mayo is one you can enjoy while being faithful to the Paleo diet.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, egg, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 249kcal
Cost 6

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place eggs in a saucepan and add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch.
    4 eggs
  • Heat the water over high heat and bring it to a boil.
  • Lower heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain water and cool the eggs in ice-cold water.
  • Once the eggs are cool, peel and chop.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    1 avocado, 1/2 bell pepper, 1/2 red onion, 1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise, 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 786IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg