One of my dad's favorite things to eat is an egg salad. Whenever I visit my parents, I make him the traditional egg salad -- soft boiled eggs, yellow onions, mayo, mustard, herbs, salt and pepper. I never thought of trying to make it any other way until my aunt-in-law (Monica bua/aunt) asked me if I knew of any recipes for an Avocado Egg Salad. Ahh such a great idea! A healthy alternative to the traditional egg salad without all the fat from the egg yolks and mayonnaise. The avocado adds a wonderful creaminess and the greek yogurt takes place of the mayo. Adding lime juice prevents the avocado from browning while adding a delightful tangy flavor.
So here's to my dad and Monica bua. I can't wait to make this for my dad during my next visit home and can't wait for Monica bua to make it for her lovely family.
1/2 ripe avocado*
2 large hard boiled eggs*
1 sprig of green onion - chopped = 2 tbsp chopped green onions
1 tbsp greek yogurt (add more if needed)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp crushed black pepper (add more or less per your taste)
1/2 tsp lime juice
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, using a fork, break the avocado and boiled eggs. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
- Serve on a well toasted bread. My preferred method: heat a nonstick pan on medium heat, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and toast one side of the bread until its nice and golden brown, drizzle extra virgin olive oil on the un-toasted side and then flip it over and toast until golden brown.
Egg boiling time 12-15 minutes | Prep time 5-10 minutes | Serves 1-2
*Avocado - to check for ripeness gently squeeze the avocado with the palm of your hand. If it feels soft, then its ripe.
*Hard Boiled Eggs - my favorite way of boiling eggs is to place them in a pot and submerge them in water, then cover the pot and place it on the stove on medium-high heat. Bring the water to a boil and turn off the heat, leave the pot on the stove with the lid on and turn on the timer for 12 minutes. After the timer goes off, drain out the hot water and replace it with cold water so the eggs stop cooking. Leave the eggs in cold water for a few minutes and they'll be ready to use.