Delicious avocado egg salad with crunchy veggies and creamy herb dressing. It’s perfect for lunches, picnics, or snack.

Avocado egg salad made with hard-boiled eggs, creamy avocado, fresh cucumbers, pickles, and green onions tossed in a sour cream herb dressing.

This healthy egg salad is incredibly fresh, light, and so easy to make. Feel free to use your favorite fresh herbs, such as dill, cilantro, or parsley.

Overhead brown eggs in yellow egg carton

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Avocado
  • Pickles
  • Cucumber
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh herbs, such as dill, parsley, cilantro
Ingredients for avocado egg salad

How to Make Avocado Egg Salad

  • First, you’ll want to cook the eggs. I’ve used this foolproof method to hard-boil eggs for years. Place eggs in a pot and cover with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover, and boil for exactly 5 minutes at a rolling boil. Turn off heat while leaving the pot on the hot burner for 5 more minutes. Drain, cool in ice water, and peel.
Step by step of how to hard-boil eggs
  • Next, whisk the dressing ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Dressing might be more on the thick side depending on the brand of sour cream used.
Step by step on how to make sour cream herb dressing.
  • Lastly, add the salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Add the dressing and gently toss to combine. Taste for salt and pepper. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Step by step on how to make avocado egg salad recipe.

What to Eat with Avocado Egg Salad

This avocado egg salad serves well over a toasted slice of whole-grain bread with arugula or baby spinach for an open-faced sandwich.

For a low-carb option, serve it inside a lettuce leaf as I have done here. Another option would be to serve it over salad greens.

Close up of egg salad on toast on brown paper.

And if you’re craving more creamy salad recipes, try Salmon Egg Salad or Apple Walnut Chicken Salad or Curry Chicken Salad with Grapes.

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Close up of avocado egg salad on toast with arugula.

Avocado Egg Salad

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Delicious avocado egg salad with crunchy veggies and creamy herb dressing is the best healthy egg salad I have tasted!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 8 large eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large avocado, chopped
  • 3/4 cup kosher dill pickles, chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped herbs, such as dill, cilantro, parsley
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. Prepare the salad. Add salad ingredients to a large salad bowl. Stir in the dressing and gently toss to combine. Taste for salt and pepper. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Sour Cream: Depending on the brand of the sour cream used, the dressing might be more on the thick side. Do not add any additional ingredients to thin out the dressing. As the salad chills, the vegetables will release some of their juices and the salad will be perfectly creamy.
  • Herbs: You can use a combination of your favorite fresh herbs for the dressing. I personally love parsley, dill, and cilantro, but fresh oregano, chives, and even a little fresh tarragon would be great.
  • Serving: For an open-faced sandwich, I toasted whole wheat bread, topped it with arugula, and then added the salad. Fresh sliced radishes or cucumbers would also be tasty to add. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 219
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Sodium: 289.2 mg
  • Fat: 17.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 253.3 mg

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