Creamy avocado sriracha egg salad

avocado egg salad

There was a time in my life, a long time actually, where I wouldn’t even entertain the idea of eating eggs (and oatmeal too). The smell on a Sunday morning of my dad cooking them on the stove top was enough to induce gaging and melodramatics at the breakfast table. A whiff of a hardboiled one that catches me by surprise will still do that (the gagging that is, I’ve outgrown the melodramatics…well, for most things at least), but sometime in college it was like a switch got flipped and I all of a sudden could appreciate the incredible edible.

It started out with only fried ones, over easy and nothing else. A cooked through yolk was grounds for dismissal as I was still adamant about that chalky disgusting taste and smell when it was cooked through too much.

Then slowly, (read, about 5 years later) I was willing to give the formerly thought of nastiness known as egg salad a try.

avocado egg salad

Fast forward another 5 years and I’m spending almost $10 a week on eggs to fuel a {mostly} paleo diet and eating 5 a day at times like this when the craving for egg salad hits mid morning and nothing can be done to stop it.

And this kind is anything but the nasty gelatinous blob riddled with mayo you see in delis across America. It’s like egg salad guacamole with a spicy kick.

Almost worth pulling out the melodramatics again. This time in a good way.

Creamy avocado sriracha egg salad
 
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A mix between guacamole and egg salad with a spicy kick.
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • ½ an avocado
  • ¼ red pepper, diced
  • ½-1 teaspoon sriracha depending on heat preference
  • salt & pepper
  • lettuce for serving
Instructions
  1. Mash the hard boiled eggs with the yogurt and salt & pepper to taste in a small bowl.
  2. Mash the avocado separately and then add to the eggs.
  3. Add the red pepper and sriracha and mix together.
  4. Spoon egg salad into washed green lettuce leaves, garnish with parsley and more sriracha if desired.

 

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  1. 1

    Love this!!! All of my favorite foods and flavors.

  2. 2

    That looks delicious! I have a love affair with hard boiled eggs and avocados…true story.

  3. 3

    I haven’t always loved eggs either but mixed with Sriracha and avocado, I’m definitely in!

  4. 4

    This is hilarious, I’ve had an almost identical relationship with eggs throughout my life..though I think I was actually out of college before I could appreciate more than scrambled egg whites only. In fact, I went to brunch with my mom a couple of months ago and ordered a deviled egg as an app, and she nearly died from shock. I’m definitely going to try this out..

  5. 5

    You had me a sriracha.

  6. 6

    Egg salad guac? Sold!

  7. 7

    Have you tried making Paleo sriracha? Nom Nom Paleo posted a recipe but it looks a bit intimidating.

    • 8
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      i did actually while I was doing the paleo challenge last month but honestly, it’s one of those things that i would never bother making again. the convenience of the store bought just outweighs the sugar in it. I’ll deal ;)

  8. 9

    No way, this is awesome! I love that you wrapped it all up in a big lettuce leaf, too. So creative!

  9. 10

    I’ve had a very similar recipe on my mind for a while (that I’ve actually been thinking of calling guacamole egg salad, haha), and I just went to reach through the screen, grab one of those forks, and start eating. It looks absolutely delicious!

  10. 11

    Always wanted to make my own egg salad, and it looks as if you have convinced me to try! :)

  11. 12

    I love eggs, and I am loving this salad!! Think I will have this for lunch today!! Have a great weekend!

  12. 13

    I love the simple ingredient list. I’m down for anything that serves one and requires half on avocado :)

  13. 14

    I need this in my life. Like yesterday. I make sriracha egg salad sandwiches all the time (adding some curry powder too), but never thought of adding avo and Greek yogurt! Genius, Gina. I salute you. Your presentation is so pretty too :)

  14. 15

    This is hands down the best egg salad I have ever had and it is one of my favorite things to eat! Bravo!!! Delish!!!

  15. 16

    Does the avacado get brown?

    • 17
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      No, not when making it and up to one day after. I’ve never kept it longer than that so I can’t say for sure after that timeframe.

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