Avocado Egg Salad

Time for introductions! I’d like you to meet one of the oldest, dearest dishes in my weeknight dinner arsenal, Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon. Use avocado instead of mayo for a healthy egg salad that's loaded with fresh flavor!These glorious green sammies were one of the earlier meals I cooked for Ben after we were married, back when my blog was still a casual hobby, and Ben was not yet used to me asking him questions such as, “should I do tonight’s stir fry with farro or quinoa?” I believe his exact words when he saw me mixing hard-boiled eggs and bright avocado were, “Why are you doing that to my avocado?”

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches. The creamiest egg salad around thanks to avocados and Greek yogurt!

Avocado Egg Salad Bacon Sandwiches. The BEST avocado egg salad recipe!To instill a bit of confidence, I added bacon.

Flash forward 18+ months, and we are still eating Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon. Ben loved them from first bite, and they have become a regular on our dinner rotation, a spot afforded to few dishes in our house, since I’m constantly experimenting with new recipes, and Ben is the defacto guinea pig highly valued taste-tester. They are easy, healthy, and great leftover the next day if you can look past the less-than-appetizing brown hue that avocado puts on after a few minutes exposed to air.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon. The best healthy egg salad!The recipe inspiration for these Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon came from Maria, whose blog was one of the first I ever followed. I was drawn to it immediately, because it replaces the mayo in traditional egg salad with creamy avocado and Greek yogurt. These healthy swaps appealed instantly to my life-long, irreversible mayo aversion and desire for simple, nutritious dinner options. Plus, avocado. Enough said.

I’ve tinkered with the recipe over the years, amping up the spices a bit to suit our tastes and increasing the recipe yield to support both Ben’s appetite and my desire to have leftovers to enjoy over salad greens for lunch the next day.

The bacon was also a recipe liberty. The avocado egg salad itself has such nice flavor, the sandwiches are delightful without it, but once you’ve tried it with the bacon, it’s a bit difficult to go back.

Avocado Egg Salad and Bacon SandwichesFrom my weeknight table to yours, Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon. Enjoy!

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Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

A healthy egg salad filled with fresh flavor. Avocados and Greek yogurt make this egg salad extra creamy and good for you too! Try it on sandwiches (with or without bacon), dip with veggies, or serve over greens for an easy lunch or dinner. I also like to hard boil extra eggs to have on hand for simple snacking during the week.

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon, cooked
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 large, ripe Hass avocados
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped (both white and green parts)
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
  • Sliced tomatoes, for serving
  • Fresh spinach, for serving

Directions:

  1. If necessary, cook the bacon according to these easy steps. Set aside.
  2. Hard boil the eggs: In a small pot, bring just enough water to cover the eggs to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and gently lower the eggs in with a slotted spoon. Bring water to a low, rumbling boil, then let cook for 9 minutes. A few minutes before the eggs are finished cooking, prepare an ice bath. Remove the eggs from the boiling water and plunge into the cold water. Let rest a few minutes, then tap the eggs with back of a spoon to crack them (this will make peeling easier). Return to the ice water to cool completely. Peel the eggs, then cut in half and discard the yolks from three whole eggs (six halves), so that you have two whole eggs and three with egg whites only. Roughly chop and place into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Halve and pit the avocados, then with your knife, gently make a criss-cross pattern to divide the flesh into squares. Scoop the flesh into the mixing bowl, leaving the avocado in chunks. Add the chopped green onions, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper, and cayenne to the bowl, then combine with a fork, leaving the eggs and avocado chunky.
  4. Toast the bread, then assemble the sandwiches with bacon, the avocado egg salad, sliced tomatoes and spinach. Enjoy immediately.

Leftover avocado egg salad can be refrigerator an airtight container for up to 1 additional day. Press a sheet of plastic wrap against the surface to deter browning.

Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

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38 comments

  1. Yum! I make Avocado and Egg Sammies often for our lunches, but have never added bacon (WHY have I never thought to add bacon before?!); thanks for the great idea!

  2. Love this! Will definitely be trying within the week. Thanks!

  3. My husband and I have so many conversations where I tell him what’s for dinner and he’s like mmmmm, not sure about that one then ends up loving it! I’ll have to try this out, hopefully he’ll have the same reaction as Ben.

  4. Haha. I love that you used bacon as a confidence booster ;). Even though everything tastes better with bacon, I am sure that your Avocado Egg Salad didn’t really need it. Looks like the perfect weeknight meal!

  5. It’s been years and I means years since I’ve MADE egg salad. Avocado just made this one so much better.

  6. I don’t think I have made an egg salad recently. This avocado spiced up version is a must now!!

  7. Avocado & egg & bacon sammies are perfect….. food for the Gods even.

  8. Your timing could not be more impeccable. I’ve been on the hunt lately for both new sandwich ideas and go-to dinner recipes. Two birds with one stone!

  9. Can’t go wrong with a classic. ESPECIALLY when it involves avocado.

  10. This is such an awesome idea Erin! I’ve never thought to add avocado and yoghurt to egg salad mix, though after reading your post I’m wondering why!! It looks delish, and I definitely think that Aaron will be equally convinced by the bacon (haha!). Gorgeous post… And I love seeing how far your blog has come over the past two years – amazing (and a tribute to how wonderful you are at writing and creating deliciousness) xx

  11. As soon as I saw this post, I knew I had to make these sandwiches for dinner. It was super easy to make, and they were absolutely delicious! The best sandwich I have ever had hands down! I can totally go for a second one just thinking about it…

    • Hi Olga, I am so excited that you loved these sandwiches! They are one of our weeknight favorites :-) Thank you for trying them, and for letting me know how they turned out for you. Have a wonderful evening!

  12. I’m about to introduce this sandwich to my mouth.

  13. Ooo I love this. I love egg salad but rarely make it for some reason. And with avocado and bacon … you just cannot go wrong!

  14. Hi Erin, I can see why your husband loves this sandwich, avocado and bacon are perfect together.

  15. This looks awesome! I love this spiced and lightened up egg salad with avocado and greek yogurt. You can’t go wrong with adding bacon either – sounds so tasty!

  16. I’m pretty sure the.boy had never heard of quinoa OR farro before me…so I like to think I’ve changed his taste buds for the better. :P He would probably be wary of these avocado egg sandwiches also, but then would end up loving them. Obvi.

  17. I love eggs in sandwiches, especially with bacon and avocado! These would also make a good breakfast :)

  18. Eggs and avocado sound like a wonderful combination – this looks like the perfect sandwich :) Finding healthy alternatives to comfort food is always a plus in my books!

  19. Yum This sandwich looks super refreshing!

  20. Love avocado egg salad! I know what we’re having for supper tonight!

  21. Why have I never even thought of eggs and avocados as a combo..I mean, I like avocado on my breakfast sandwiches! This is genius and looks so delicious!

  22. Yum, these sound delish! I’ve made deviled eggs with avocado in the mix and they were so good! I love the combo.

  23. Thanks so much for sharing Maria’s take on avocado egg salad and your adapted recipe, Erin – loving the bacon in it!

  24. I love a good egg salad! And everything is better with bacon

  25. I’m totally digging the avocado + egg blend lately. Such a great dish for lunch!

  26. I love egg salad sandwiches unabashedly, and it is one of the few things I’ve sent my husband out for at strange times when I’m pregnant and too lazy to make it myself :) These sandwiches are making me hungry!

  27. This looks like one delicious sandwich! I love all forms of egg salad so I know I would enjoy this.

  28. Avocado makes everything better! Of course I posted about avocado today too – great mind think alike, right? :)

  29. I love the simplicity of egg salad, avocado and bacon make this sandwich irresistible!

  30. Lookibg for the recipe for creamy pumpkin pasta with spinach and sausage can’t bring up recipe

  31. Hi Carol! I believe this is the one. Thanks for your patience! http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pumpkin—sausage-penne

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