Egg Salad Stuffed avocados is a marriage between two of my favorite things, avocados and egg salad! It's a quick and easy dish. Most of the prep time is spent boiling the eggs. The rest of time, just mixing the ingredients together. This dish is perfect for anyone being a little carb conscious, but also working on eating more healthy fats. It is a great Spring / Summer dish, loaded with the brightness and a side of creamy yummy eggs.
Boiling Eggs 101
I hated boiling eggs until I bought a little gadget that makes life so much easier. Introducing the DASH Egg Cooker. This little thing is such a life saver and makes perfectly boiled eggs in 10 minutes or less (depending on how you like the yolks cooked). You don't need to bring your water up to temperature then set your timer. Just add the eggs, add the water and let it steam to perfectly cooked creamy goodness. I even stopped poking the little holes in the top of the eggs (as recommended with the Dash Egg Cooker) and my eggs are still cooked perfectly. Plus it shuts off when done and alarms. So set it and forget it. The best part about using the DASH is that the eggs peel easily and perfectly! If you make boiled eggs often and need a little help, get the DASH, you won't regret it.
Making the Egg Salad
There are many ways to crush eggs for egg salad. You can use the large shred side of a cheese grater to make your hard boiled eggs into evenly shredded pieces. Make sure your eggs are completely cooled and even chilled a little for this option or you will end up with mush.
You can also just use a fork to crush the eggs into chunks. It's fast and convenient and doesn't require a lot of clean up. But it does give more of a chunky rustic kind of egg salad, which let's be honest is perfectly fine in my book.
My favorite way to do it when I am making a large batch of egg salad is actually to drop all of the hard boiled eggs into a food processor and give it a few pulses. Perfect little crumbles in seconds!
Bring out the flavor in the dressing
I love making the dressing for my egg salad first then adding it to the crushed eggs. Of course you can just add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix everything together and be done, but you might encounter a clump of mayo in one of your bites, and nobody wants that. Making the dressing separately helps to evenly distribute all of the spices and flavor through out the egg salad.
Perfectly Scooped Avocados
Spoon is all you need for perfectly scooped avocados. When the avocado is just the right ripeness the spoon will slide effortlessly between the skin and the flesh for a clean and easy scoop of avocado yumminess. If your Avocado has a tiny seed, you can also scoop out some of the flesh for a larger vessel for the egg salad. You can save that extra avocado for later or do like me and shove it in your mouth in one big bite.
How to serve your Egg Salad Stuffed Avocados
When stuffed into mini avocados these egg salad stuffed avocados are perfect party appetizers. I love dipping the bottoms in everything bagel seasoning and placing them on a charcuterie board or a board like the one pictured above, with some tostones and veggies. They are always a crowd pleaser, especially at summer barbecues. These babies are like deviled eggs but better! Add some hot sauce or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for some additional heat and they are sure to be a winner.
Another great way to enjoy your egg salad stuffed avocados, is nestled in a bowl of tomatoes. You can use any kind of tomatoes, add some green onions, a pinch of salt and pepper and a light vinaigrette if you like. Then toss them together and add your egg salad stuffed avocados right on top for a healthy, low carb meal that is bursting with flavor and healthy fat. It is truly satisfying.
Add your favorite toppings
These egg salad stuffed avocados can be topped with a variety of garnishes:
- Keep it simple and add a dusting of cayenne pepper and some chopped chives or thinly sliced green onions
- Dress it up with some bacon pieces
- Sprinkle some everything bagel seasoning
- Add some toasted cashews for a crunch
- Drizzle with a spicy buffalo ranch like Tessemae's Habanero Ranch Dressing
The possibilities are endless, mix it up however you like.
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The Printable Egg Salad Stuffed Avocado Recipe
Egg Salad Stuffed Avocados
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- ¼ cup of mayo use compliant mayo if on Whole30
- 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard use compliant mustard if on Whole30
- Pinch of black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon of onion powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 avocados sliced in halves, skin and pit removed
- Thinly sliced chives or green onions for garnish optional
- Pinch of everything bagel seasoning optional, use compliant seasoning if on Whole30
- Combine mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl and mix together well
- Next crush the eggs to your preferred texture, using your method of choice
- Then combine crushed eggs and mayo mixture to form a creamy salad
- Add salad to the avocado halves and garnish with your favorite toppings
Try this other classic Guyanese Egg Dish:
Learn how to make Tostones!
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