This healthy avocado egg salad uses mashed avocado in place of mayo. It’s creamy, flavorful and great served on salad, lettuce wraps or bread!
I’ve shared a curried egg salad, but somehow I’ve never shared my go-to avocado egg salad recipe with you. That changes today!
Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking for a simple, nutrient-packed meal or snack idea, this is a great staple recipe to have in your back pocket!
I personally love having this egg salad on hand for easy lunches throughout the week and it was awesome to see that Olivia, my 16 month old, actually loved this salad too! We served it to her straight up, with a spoon.
Ditch the Mayo for Avocado
Egg salad is traditionally made with mayonnaise, but if you aren’t a fan of mayo or are looking for a healthier option, this version is for you!
Replacing mayo with avocado for egg salad saves on calories (avocado contains about a third of the calories as mayo: 2 Tablespoons of mashed avocado contains about 50 calories compared with 180 calories for the same amount of mayonnaise). Avocado also contains half the fat, a ton more fiber and it’s cholesterol free.
The consistency isn’t exactly the same, but mashed avocado is creamy like mayo and has a pretty neutral flavor as well.
avocado – ditch the mayo for avocado! It’s packed with healthy fats and the perfect creamy base for this salad.
dill pickle – my mom always put sweet relish into her egg salad and I still love the tangy flavor it adds, but I choose to use chopped dill pickles to skip the added sugar.
scallion – we’re just using the white part!
sea salt and pepper – it wouldn’t be egg salad without salt and pepper.
fresh parsley or dill – optional for garnish, but I love the added flavor from the fresh herbs!
Substitutions & Notes
Fresh herbs – yes, these are optional, but I wouldn’t skip them! The fresh flavor adds so much and brings the dish all together.
Mustard – I tested this recipe with and without mustard and personally preferred it without. Feel free to add 1/2 teaspoon of mustard if you’d like!
How to Make Avocado Egg Salad
Once your eggs are cooked it takes about 5 minutes total to prep this salad! Here’s how:
Make hard boiled eggs – Use my guide for how to make hard boiled eggs. Once eggs have fully cooled, peel and chop for egg salad. You can make these a day or two in advance if you’d like!
Combine ingredients – Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Top with fresh herbs and enjoy!
Prepping and Storing Egg Salad
After mixing all of the ingredients together, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The salad will keep for about 3 days, but I personally like to use it within a day or two. The avocado does tend to brown, but it is still safe to eat.
How to Serve Avocado Egg Salad
There are so many ways to serve egg salad. Here are some serving suggestions: