Avocado Egg Salad

5 from 60 votes

This Avocado Egg Salad is a modern egg salad made with avocado and Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. It's a light, fresh and nutritious lunch idea.

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I love avocado and any time I can use it in place of mayo, I will, so naturally, I had to make an avocado egg salad, and it has quickly become a favorite in my household! I love how this avocado egg salad is both versatile and satisfying. The Greek yogurt adds a nice tang, while the fresh dill and lemon juice give it freshness. It’s great for slathering on toast, stuffing it in a sandwich, or just eating it straight from the bowl.

Avocado egg salad on a bowl with spoon dipped inside, fresh avocado, a boiled egg, and bread slices nearby.
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Recipe At a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method: Stovetop
Dietary Info: Gluten Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Key Flavor: Tangy, With Fresh Dill & Lemon
Skill Level: Easy

Summary

  • Only 7 ingredients: I like to keep it simple, especially at lunchtime, and seven ingredients, which includes a little S&P, is a big plus for me!
  • No cooking required (if using pre-boiled eggs): On those extra busy days, I cheat a little and use pre-boiled eggs. It means I don’t have to cook a thing—just mix everything together, and it’s ready to eat!
  • One-bowl salad prep: I’m all about minimizing cleanup, and this recipe checks that box. You mix everything in a single bowl, which makes both prep and cleanup simple.
  • Perfect for meal prep: This salad keeps well in the fridge, making it great for meal prep. I like to make a batch at the start of the week, so I have a quick, healthy option ready to go for lunches or snacks.

Ingredients to Make Avocado Egg Salad

Ingredients for recipe: fresh dill, dijon mustard, salt and pepper, yogurt, avocado, lemon and eggs.
  • Eggs: Use the freshest eggs you can, and if possible, organic/free run.
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt makes this sandwich filling nice and creamy and is a great substitute for the mayo. It’s a great source of protein and probiotics.
  • Lemon juice: The acidity of the lemon juice balances out the creaminess of the avocado, egg and yogurt. Use fresh rather than bottled.
  • Dijon mustard: I like to add a bit of mustard for a little bite and depth of flavor.
  • Salt and pepper: Added to taste.
  • Avocado: Use ripe avocados that give a little when you squeeze them. Be sure to get my top tips on how to cut an avocado.
  • Dill: Fresh dill is the best option here, but if you have dried, it will work as well.
  • For the sandwich: Use your favorite bread and add some lettuce for freshness and texture.
  • Swap Greek yogurt for mayo: If you prefer a more classic egg salad taste, you can easily swap out the Greek yogurt for mayonnaise. It keeps the salad creamy and adds a slightly richer flavor.
  • Add some crunch: I sometimes like to add a bit of crunch with diced celery or chopped red onions. It gives the salad a nice texture and a little extra flavor.
  • Herb variations: Fresh dill is fantastic, but if you’re out, try using fresh parsley or chives. They add a different, yet equally delicious, herby note to the salad.
  • Spice it up: For a little kick, mix in some finely chopped jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce. It adds a nice heat that pairs well with the creamy avocado.
  • Protein boost: If you want to add more protein, throw in some roasted chicken or even some canned tuna. It makes the salad heartier and more filling.

How to Make Egg Salad with Avocado

Dressing ingredients in a bowl before mixing.
Step 1: To make the dressing, whisk together the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper.
Dressing after mixing with a halved avocado and boiled eggs added on top.
Step 2: Add the avocado and whole hard-boiled eggs.
Fork mashing boiled eggs, avocado, and dressing together.
Step 3: Use a fork to mash the avocado and eggs together until well combined.
Salad mixture after mashing with eggs and avocado.
Step 4: Serve on its own or in a sandwich with bread, lettuce, and all your favorite toppings.

Tips for Making the Best Avocado and Egg Salad

  • Peel the eggs easily by using the ice bath method. When the hard boiled eggs are done cooking, shock them in an ice bath immediately. This stops the boiling process right away, and makes the peeling process so much easier!
  • Use more egg whites if desired. If you’re watching your cholesterol or just want to add more protein to the avocado egg salad, you can use 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites instead.
  • Use a ripe avocado. This can really make or break the recipe. Make sure the avocado is green, ripe and soft. That makes it blend easily into the Greek yogurt so it yields a more creamy dressing and better overall texture.
  • Make sure the eggs are cool before combining with the dressing and avocados. That will help keep the avocados fresh without discoloring them.
  • Don’t over-stir the mixture. When you add the chopped eggs to the thick mixture, try to keep the mixture chunky. This just makes the sandwich look more appealing and less like baby food haha.
  • I would recommend keeping the eggs chunky so that this egg salad doesn’t end up looking like mush. You want to be able to see the chopped eggs in there. And this is the point where you’ll throw in some fresh herbs like chives, parsley or cilantro.
Open-faced avocado egg salad sandwich on multi-grain bread.

What to Serve With Avocado Egg Salad

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store egg salad with avocado?

Store any leftover egg salad with avocado in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s best to eat it within 1-2 days to keep it fresh. The avocado might start to brown a little, but the lemon juice in the recipe helps slow that down. But, if you want to keep the avocado as green as possible, press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the salad before sealing the container. This minimizes the avocado’s exposure to air, which helps prevent browning.

Can you make it ahead of time?

When it’s all mixed, it’s best to enjoy it immediately to avoid the avocado oxidizing. But, you can still have it up to 24 hours later.

What else can you add to an avocado egg salad?

The other great thing about this recipe is it’s very forgiving and can be altered how you like it. You can change up the amount of avocados, eggs or the dressing to your taste. It also works with any fresh herbs or green onions. If you’re making it into a sandwich, it works great with lettuce, kale or arugula.

Two avocado egg salad sandwiches with lettuce stacked on top of each other on a plate.

This is such a delicious egg salad that’s perfect for quick lunches, meal-prep lunches and even a full dinner meal. The ingredients are very simple, but the combination of them with the tangy dressing really makes this avocado egg salad my favorite! You can enjoy it on it’s own for a low-carb, paleo-friendly or keto meal, or enjoy it between two slices of bread for a fresh tasting, ultra filling, delicious sandwich!

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This avocado egg salad recipe was originally published on August 2, 2019 and has recently been updated with new photography, step-by-step process images, helpful tips and more! The recipe was only slightly modified to use fresh dill instead of chives.

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Avocado Egg Salad

This Avocado Egg Salad is a modern egg salad made with avocado and Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. It's a light, fresh and nutritious lunch idea.
5 from 60 votes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 150
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
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Total Time 22 minutes
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Ingredients
  

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 avocado
  • Sliced bread for sandwich

Instructions

  • Place cold eggs into boiling hot water. Boil on medium for 12 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the boiling water. Place in an ice bath, then remove and peel the eggs.
  • To make the dressing, combine the Greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the avocado and hard boiled eggs on top of the dressing and use a fork to mash until it’s well-combined and creamy.
  • Serve on its own or in a sandwich with bread of choice and lettuce, if desired.

Notes

The nutrition label is for the avocado egg salad only and does not include your bread of choice or toppings.
Storage: For best results, consume the avocado egg salad immediately after making since the avocado will oxidize quickly. If you have leftovers, wrap the bowl with a saran wrap, making sure that wrap is touching the salad. This will help minimize the oxidation process. 
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of Greek Yogurt, you can use regular yogurt, sour cream or leave it out all together.
  • You can switch the dijon mustard to yellow mustard, or leave it out.
  • Use any herbs you’d like instead of dill.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich, Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 228mg, Potassium: 324mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 328IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Lunch, Sandwiches
5 from 60 votes (52 ratings without comment)

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  1. Rose says:

    This is our #1 favorite healthy lunch! It’s delicious and easy to make. Great on a slice of sourdough or flatbread. Love, love this recipe!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Yay, so glad you love it!! Thanks, Rose!

  2. Kerry says:

    This recipe sounds so good. Thank you.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Thanks, Kerry—I hope you like it!

  3. Rose says:

    This was so good. Can’t wait to make it again😊

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I’m so happy to hear that!

  4. Nida says:

    I’ve been eagerly wanting to try this recipe and I went to the store just to get the ingredients and I did it and it’s absolutely delicious. Thank you for the amazing recipe! 😍😍😍

    1. Yumna says:

      So happy you loved this one!

  5. Jan says:

    Thank you…it’s sounds delicious can’t wait to make it

    1. Yumna says:

      Hope you love it!

  6. Candice says:

    Sooo good, ate it with romaine lettuce instead, yum!!

    1. Yumna says:

      Yum, so glad you enjoyed it.

  7. ERIKA WATSON says:

    I am so happy I found you. I love your recipes. They are easy to make. I can wait to try them all.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Erika!

  8. N says:

    Amazing! I usually have plain eggs and slap the avocado on top but it got boring so I tried this. didn’t use the exact recipe because I could only use what I had on hand. Swapped the Greek yogurt for plain low fat. And swapped the Dijon mustard with regular mustard. Didn’t add chives cuz I didn’t have any. Put it in a artisan roll and it was still delicious!! Thank you!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      That makes me so happy to hear! This is so versatile in that way.

  9. Rachael says:

    Omg 🥑 and 🥚 what a combo thanks! Love your recipes am going to make this and your ful this week!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Yay! Hope you like them. Thank you!

  10. Christine says:

    Man oh man was this delish. I never never considered mixing avocado with eggs, but this creamy egg salad made the perfect sandwich.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Yay! I’m glad you liked it. It’s truly a great combo!

  11. Liz says:

    Such a great recipe!! So delicious and SO SO EASY!! This is definitely a keeper!!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      So glad you liked it. Thank you!!

  12. Faraz says:

    Made this for dinner today and it was just ideal! It’s quite filing but it doesn’t taste that heavy and it was a hit at the family dinner table! Definitely going to be making this as a regular sandwich going forward.

  13. Nikki says:

    Made this for lunch today and it was delicious. Not usually a fan of egg salad but this recipe was perfect. Yum yum!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      So glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for sharing!