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Avocado Egg Salad - AH-mazing!!

Sharon Muse

Sage and Celery is based out of Atlanta, GA and down here in the South, we are famous for our egg salad. But you know us by now and know that we aren't going to post just any ole recipe, we came up with one that will satisfy our criteria - delicious and nutritious!

Instead of the traditional egg salad that is filled with tons of unhealthy mayonnaise, we used a healthy kind of fat, avocados. You know we love eggs and told you all about their health benefits in our delicious, healthy Egg Casserole post, but we have to tell you why we chose avocados. Not only do they add that creaminess we all crave in our egg salad, they are loaded with vitamins C, E, K, and B-6. Avocados actually have more potassium than bananas and are a good source of fiber. Yes, most of the calories come from fat but don't let that scare you away, this buttery fruit (yes, it's actually a fruit) contains monounsaturated fat, AKA the good kind of fat. Virtually every cell in your body needs fat, but not all fat is equal. We aren't talking about the fried food kind, we want to look for mono and polyunsaturated fats. These good kinds of fat can improve heart health, lower cholesterol and keep you full and satiated longer which also stabilizes your blood sugar levels. So go ahead and mix them into your egg salad, pack yourself a picnic and enjoy!

Instructions:

6 Hard Boiled Eggs, peeled (we love the Egg Dash for a quick way to hard boil eggs)

1 Avocado

1/4 tsp. Paprika

1/4-1/2 cup Diced Red Onion

1 T Dijon Mustard

1/2 cup Diced Cucumbers (we used cucumbers instead of celery but feel free to use what you like)

Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

Salt & Pepper to taste

Toppings: sprouts, tomatoes - whatever you like!

Instructions:

1.) In a medium size bowl, mash the avocado well. Dice the 6 eggs and add to the mashed avocados.

2.) Add in Dijon mustard and the remaining ingredients. This is where you can get creative. If you love dill in your egg salad - then, by all means, add it in. Want it a little spicy? Then add in some diced jalapeños. 

3.) Once all the ingredients are incorporated, go ahead and enjoy your egg salad on your favorite bread. While this egg salad will still be delicious if it sits in the refrigerator a while, the avocados will lose their bright green color.