This avocado and egg salad is one of my favorite homemade lunches because it’s healthy, tastes great and uses Greek yogurt instead of mayo!

Tuna salads and egg salads are often passed off as healthy, but they’re so loaded with fatty mayo that you might as well have opted for a cheeseburger! This salad has only healthy fats from fresh avocado. Plus, it doesn’t have that gooey, wet consistency that mayo gives. Ew. I can hear the stickiness now.

This salad is everything you want from a lunch — It’s easy to make ahead, it’s packed with protein, and it’s full of flavor thanks to the zingy Dijon mustard and smokey turkey bacon. Substitute the bread and arugula for a large lettuce leaf to cut carbs, if that’s your thing.  Either way, it’s the guilt-free lunch you need for healthy resolutions in the New Year!

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Healthy Avocado Egg Salad

Ingredients

  • 5 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 small avocado mashed
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 slices extra crispy turkey bacon

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, add avocado, Greek yogurt, and lemon juice and mash until smooth.
  2. Add green onion, celery, paprika, salt, and pepper and mix.
  3. Add hard boiled eggs and gently stir until combined. (Careful not to over-stir or your yolks will get combined into the avocado mix.)
  4. Spoon onto fresh bread (we like marble rye) with arugula and top with turkey bacon crumbles.

Note: Egg salad can remain in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store in airtight container, and lightly press a sheet of plastic wrap against the surface to prevent avocado from turning brown.

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Also try, Lemon Almond Chicken Salad.


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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.