This avocado egg salad puts a spicy spin to this healthy lunch with sriracha sauce and Greek yogurt for a creamy, nutritious recipe.

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.

This creamy sriracha avocado egg salad puts a spicy spin to this healthy lunch.
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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.

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.

Avocado egg salad is like egg salad and guacamole combined with a spicy kick from sriracha sauce.

Healthy avocado egg salad recipe using sriracha and Greek yogurt.

Avocados are another ingredient I seem to be buying a lot of these days so it only made sense to try combining them with eggs in this avocado egg salad recipe.

The added creaminess and healthy fats from the avocados help keep you satisfied and full when you combine it with the protein from the eggs. 

Whether you eat this avocado and egg salad on some toast, in a lettuce cup or a cheddar cup, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll love the flavor and texture. Not something I can say about traditional egg salad!

Of course, if the “salad” thing is too much of a turn off – try these apple cheddar tuna patties or these sweet potato turkey patties for more protein packed lean lunch ideas.

Love this recipe for avocado egg salad?

Try these other salad lunches too:
Creamy Dijon Egg Salad
Turmeric Chicken Salad
Dijon Dill Salmon Salad
Healthy Tuna Waldorf Salad

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Creamy Sriracha Avocado Egg Salad

Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This avocado egg salad puts a spicy spin to this healthy lunch with sriracha sauce and Greek yogurt for a creamy, nutritious recipe.

Ingredients 

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/4 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon sriracha depending on heat preference
  • salt & pepper
  • lettuce for serving

Instructions 

  • Mash the hard boiled eggs with the yogurt and salt & pepper to taste in a small bowl.
  • Mash the avocado separately and then add to the eggs.
  • Add the red pepper and sriracha and mix together.
  • Spoon egg salad into washed green lettuce leaves, garnish with parsley and more sriracha if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 19gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 374mgSodium: 582mgFiber: 9gSugar: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
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  1. 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!

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

    1. 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 ;)

  3. 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..