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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Avocado-Egg Salad Sandwiches

Skip the mayonnaise and make your next egg salad with creamy, fresh avocado and a touch of Greek yogurt. This sandwich spread is light, nutritious, and deliciously simple.

Choose a hearty, healthful whole-grain bread and toast it for a bit of pleasant crunch.

Serves 2

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
  • 1 medium avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tsp chopped chives
  • 4 slices crusty, whole-grain bread
  • 4 thin tomato slices
Salad Ingredients
  1. Remove the yolks from 2 eggs and discard. Chop the remaining egg whites and 2 whole eggs. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 avocado half in a medium bowl and add the yogurt, lemon juice, and mustard and season with salt and pepper. Mash with a fork to combine well.
  3. Chop the other avocado half and add to the mashed mixture along with the chopped eggs, red onion, and chives. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Lay the bread slices on a work surface and mound the avocado mixture on 2 pieces. Top with the tomato slices.
Hard-Boiled Eggs
Ready to Mash

Mashed Avocado Mixture
Avocado-Egg Salad Mixture 
Top with Tomatoes
Close the sandwiches and serve.

Avocado-Egg Salad Sandwiches

1 comment:

  1. I love avocados and love the idea to use it in egg salad, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!