Curried Avocado Egg Salad

by on March 25, 2013

Hey there. How was your weekend? I know it’s Monday night and most of us are already looking forward to next weekend but humor me while I share what I did last weekend…

Friday night I ate pizza and watched a movie with a friend. If you like funny movies, you should watch This is 40. I officially don’t want to get any older, but this movie was hilarious. And if you’re local and like pizza, definitely try Fresca on Addison’s Greek Salad Pizza. I hadn’t had pizza in waaay too long and this pizza was so good. I already want to go back and get it again.

Fresca on Addison Greek salad pizza

Saturday night I went out for my friend’s bachelorette party. We danced all night and it was a blast!

Nataliesbachelorette

I even broke out a pair of super hot heels for the party and although they were only about 3 inches high, I never wear heels and my calves definitely got a workout. It was almost comical how sore my calves were on Sunday. I have a feeling that Julia, my personal trainer, will be proud.

Sunday I went to Barre class and spent the rest of the day hanging out with my mom. While mom was over I made us a quick lunch of curried egg salad pitas. The recipe turned out to be quite good so I figured I would share it.

Curried Avocado Egg Salad

I don’t remember where (probably Pinterest) I saw a recipe for egg salad made with avocado instead of mayo. Isaac and I aren’t big mayo fans and we never have it in the fridge so this idea appealed to me. I put it in the back of mind and when I thought about making egg salad this weekend I decided to try it.

Curried Avocado Egg Salad

Adding curry powder to egg salad is something I started doing a couple years ago and now I don’t make egg salad without it. This particular recipe has a rich, creaminess from the avocado and a robust sweet/savory spiciness from the curry powder. The two pair together quite nicely. You can leave out the relish/pickles but I really like the flavor they add.

4.5 from 2 reviews

Curried Avocado Egg Salad
 
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Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • ½ large avocado, cubed
  • ½ Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoons relish or chopped pickles (optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon curry powder
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mash together with a fork. Season with additional salt and pepper.
  2. Place a portion of the egg salad in a pita pocket with little lettuce and tomato slices (or in between two slices of bread) and enjoy.

Curried Avocado Egg Salad

Curried Avocado Egg Salad

Egg salad isn’t something I think about making often, but when I do I’m always reminded of how much I like it!

Do you like egg salad? Have you ever tried curried egg salad?

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

lynn @ the actor's diet March 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

mmm this egg salad sounds better than the one i had this weekend which was supposedly supposed to be the best one in LA!

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Brittany Mullins March 27, 2013 at 7:28 am

Bummer! Where was the one you had this past weekend from?

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lynn @ the actor's diet March 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

This bakery in Pasadena, which was featured on the Food Network: http://theactorsdiet.com/2013/03/23/youre-a-pain-bakery/

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Courtney @ Star Systemz March 25, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Yummy :-) I love hummus and egg sandwiches too, you should try it:-) love + shine courtstar

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Tara | Treble in the Kitchen March 26, 2013 at 5:03 am

Yum! I can’t wait to try this with some of my leftover Easter eggs!!! :) Thanks for sharing.

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Elena March 26, 2013 at 6:40 am

What is good: eggs have a lot of cholesterol, and avocado works against it!

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Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl March 26, 2013 at 7:01 am

This will be a great recipe to have on hand, to use up all of the boiled eggs that the kids have colored. I LOVED This is 40….I cracked up laughing through the whole movie!

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Liz @ iheartvegetables March 26, 2013 at 7:28 am

Haha I never wear heels out either, and when I do, I remember why I don’t ;) hah

You look so cute!!! And oh my gosh, that pizza from Fresca is SO GOOD! The greek one and the kale one are my two favorites!

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Brittany Mullins March 27, 2013 at 7:29 am

Agreed! I got the greek salad and my friend got the kale and we shared. It was delicious and I now I want to eat a Fresca every day. :)

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Sarah Newman March 26, 2013 at 7:42 am

I love curried eggs, I also like to add a little cumin powder, a sprinkle of sweet cayenne pepper and chopped parsley.

I never tried with avocado, but will give it a go.

Thanks for posting

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Emily K. @ Leaf Parade March 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

I love curried egg salad, and I just made avocado egg salad for the very first time last week! I’ll have to merge the two together soon. Thanks!
-Emily K.

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots March 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

I LOVE avocado and egg salad!! I also love curry spice so this egg salad is right up my alley, I cannot wait to try it!

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Beth @ Tasty Yummies March 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I have been craving egg salad like a crazy lady for some reason this week. Must be all the easter eggs or something, but I was putting off making it since I really didn’t want to eat the fatty mayo. This looks EVEN better and obviously much healthier, thanks for sharing, I cannot wait to try it.

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Ashley March 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Hey girl. Just want to say I love your website!! It’s been such an encouragement to me in putting my passion for health out there too on my blog. I’m a current IIN student and am loving it. Keep on shining girl!! -Ashley

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Stephanie @cookinfanatic March 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

wow i love this egg salad idea, sounds so good! and that pizza, yummmm…. your visits there always remind me how much i need to get back. its so close to my house too, what am i doingggg?! ;)

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Cat March 27, 2013 at 3:54 am

On my gawsh! I love curried eggs but I never would have thought to add avocado to that! Genius! It’s going on my menu today. :)

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Sara @ sarasmiles March 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

I love egg salad-it reminds me of my childhood. I used to make a tofu salad with avocado and curry; I will have to try it with the eggs though since I’m no longer eating soy!

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jodye @ chocolate and chou fleur March 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I don’ t make egg salad, since it’s not vegan, but I have made a polenta scramble that had an eggy texture and flavor. I bet mixing in some curry powder and avocado would be just delicious!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl March 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm

WOW, that pizza looks darn good!!

Your curried avocado egg salad sounds delicious, too! I am convinced that eggs and avocado make for one of the best combos, and the addition of curry sounds tasty. Thanks for sharing :).

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Jennifer March 28, 2013 at 10:56 am

I’m trying this immediately. Question though…& I’m sure I’m not the only one…what does one do with the other half of the avocado?? I know you can keep it covered in the fridge but it turns brown so quickly. This question might keep me up at night…

p.s. Live in Richmond, love your blog, am a total health nut, can’t wait to run into you someday! I nearly tackled the Petersiks when I saw them in Home Depot. Real talk.

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Yolan March 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I’ve found myself eating alot of eggs lately. This recipe of yours is just what i needed. Adding the health benefits of avocado to the eggs and making it into something a bit more than just eating eggs on their own. Thanks for the recipe :)

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Catherine March 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I just made this – it’s awesome! Even better than egg with mayo. Thank you :)

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Brittany Mullins March 31, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Yay! So glad that you liked it Catherine.

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