Avocado Egg Salad


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Avocado egg salad takes your classic egg salad recipe and adds healthy avocado for a creamy, nutritious and tasty new recipe you’re sure to love. It’s paleo, whole30, low carb, keto and all around delicious.

Avocado egg salad in a white bowl.

When it comes to quintessential spring and summer recipes egg salad always comes to mind. It’s light, healthy and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner (I’m always a fan of breakfast items for dinner).

But if you’d like to kick your egg salad recipe up a notch and make your stomach happy, it’s as simple as adding an avocado and some fresh herbs. Think of it as the California spin on the classic. And I guarantee you’re gonna love it!

Avocado Egg Salad Recipe Video

Want to see how easy it is to make this delicious and healthy recipe? Watch the quick video below!

Tips for the Best Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

  • Hard boil your eggs ahead of time. They key is to not overcook your hard boiled eggs. You definitely don’t want that green tinge around your yolk. Make sure to watch my hard boiled egg tutorial for boiled egg success every time.
  • Don’t overly mash the avocado. Avocados are naturally creamy and as soon as you stir the ingredients together the avocado will start to break down. It’s always nice to have it a little more chunky, rather than the texture of guacamole.
  • Use fresh herbs. I’m using chives and parsley, but you could also use cilantro, basil or even tarragon. Have fun with the flavors.
  • Use homemade mayonnaise. Once you make homemade mayonnaise you’ll never buy it from the store again. It’s incredibly easy and tastes much better. If you prefer to not use mayonnaise, you could also use sour cream or yogurt (and opt for dairy-free on those as well).

Avocado egg salad ingredients ready to be mixed.

Avocado egg salad in a white bowl.

This avocado egg salad takes your classic egg salad recipe and adds healthy avocado for a creamy, nutritious and tasty new avocado egg salad recipe you're sure to love. 

How to Make Avocado Egg Salad?

It’s as easy as adding all of the items to a bowl and stirring together. Seriously. You can eat the avocado egg salad plain, topped on your favorite bread (I highly recommend my paleo zucchini bread) or on lettuce leaves.

How Long Can You Store It?

This recipe is best made fresh, but you can store it in the fridge for up to two days. That’s less than regular egg salad, because after two days the avocados in this recipe will start to oxidize and turn brown. I highly doubt that you’ll ever have any leftovers though. In fact, you can easily double or triple this recipe as well.

Avocado egg salad in lettuce leaves on a white plate.

Want More Healthy Low Carb Recipes?

I have heaps of delicious low-carb recipes to choose from. Here’s a few reader favorites!

And if you’d like an earthy, spicy version of egg salad make sure to give my curried egg salad recipe a try!

Avocado egg salad in a white bowl.

Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

5 from 50 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


Avocado egg salad is a delicious spin on the traditional egg salad recipe and perfect for spring or summer. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!



  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • lettuce leaves, optional, for serving


  • Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Eat the avocado egg salad plain, topped on your favorite bread or on lettuce leaves.

Lisa's Tips

  • Make sure to watch my hard boiled egg tutorial for the best hard boiled eggs (every time).
  • I also give tips on my guacamole recipe video for picking the best avocados without brown spots on the inside.
  • This recipe is included as part of my Summer Meal Prep series. Make sure to watch that video for more delicious recipe ideas!


Calories: 323.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 285.2mg | Sodium: 181.5mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 1.7g
Course: Main Meal, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado Egg Salad, Egg and Avocado Salad, Egg Salad with Avocados
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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Recipe Rating


  1. Love this recipe! I think it needs more acid though so I topped it with pickled onions and it was perfection!

  2. AMAZING! This recipe is so good I made it the night before work for lunch and struggled to not just eat it there and then. What a hero you are for putting out all these incredible recipes online for FREE!! For everyone to access easy, affordable, healthy meals. I hope you see how much good you are doing.5 stars

  3. A great tip to quickly get chopped hard boiled eggs is to push them through the little squares of a metal cooling rack.  I do this all the time for making egg salads.  Will definitely try your recipe using avocado.

  4. This is the best fast food! My diet is so restricted and this is an amazing change up from my usual foods. Delicious! 😋5 stars

  5. Dear Lisa, THANK YOU! Over the past few years, as I’ve fluctuated between healthy and unhealthy eating, I’ve started listening to my body and paying attention to how I feel after eating.
    This recipe is amazing and nutritious. After eating this salad, I felt energized and fit. My kids like it too, so it will definitely be on our kitchen table often.
    Thank you again for this recipe and God bless you!5 stars

  6. I’ve never been a huge avocado fan but trying to get to like them.  This recipe is amazing – love it!5 stars

    1. Glad this recipe changed your mind about avocados! They’re a great ingredient to incorporate into your weekly routine :)

  7. I made this with 4 hard boiled eggs, a perfectly ripe avocado, lemon juice, basil, salt & pepper, 2 Tblsp mayo. I used my pastry cutter to Chop the eggs, & a fork to lightly mash the avocado, so the mixture was chunky with creamy binder.
    This Avacado egg salad is my new favorite. I don’t think I’ll ever make plain or usual egg salad again. Simply delicious.

  8. Delicious and so easy to make!! Thanks so much for sharing the substitution for Mayo! Adding sour cream was yummy!5 stars

  9. I am planning to make recipe this today, but am curious to know if I am able to omit the mayonnaise and use just the avocado? I am on a dairy-free diet right now and can’t really have this.

  10. Using up leftovers in the refrigerator…Had some guacamole I wanted to use up so decided to use it in this avocado egg salad recipe instead of a fresh avocado…Was a little mushy(MY fault because I used guacamole)but flavor still delicious! I served over spinach leaves(again using up leftovers!) along with the zucchini bread. Thank you for yummy healthy lunch recipes!5 stars

  11. This is such an upgrade to the usual egg salad. Health in a bowl! Loved it! Added a dash of sugar (or perhaps honey) to give a slight sweetness. So good!5 stars

    1. Happy to hear you enjoyed this version of egg salad! Definitely adds a delicious twist to it.

  12. This salad is so very good! I had only one full egg only but added some cooked egg-whites and it was still delicious! Thank you for the recipe!5 stars

  13. Clean. Simple. DELICIOUS!! My favorite thing about this dish is how it can function for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. For breakfast, I put this on sweet potato toast! For lunch, I let it be the protein in my salad. For dinner, I usually have it as a side, and as a snack I eat it with celery or lettuce wraps. If you don’t like the texture of avocado, keep mixing it or use a real ripe avocado– you get all the benefits of the avocado without getting a lot of the texture in one bite.

    I was worried that it says it only keeps for 2 days– but DONT WORRY you will eat all of it way before that!5 stars

    1. Hi Gary – I love how you have used this recipe in so many different types of meals throughout the day!

    1. Hi there – Happy to hear I changed your mind about egg salads! Can’t wait for you to try my classic version :)

  14. Can you keep leftovers because I can’t eat all of this in one go due to lap band restrictions…

    1. Hi Pauline – this dish normally lasts about 1 day in the fridge if stored properly. Avocados ripen fast in general, which is why it would be better to eat it as soon as possible :)

  15. Hi Lisa,
    As a fellow ‘foodie’ currently on Keto, I just had to try this recipe when I came across it. It did not disappoint! Only thing I did different was add 4-5 pieces of bacon roughly chopped and it was just phenomenal.
    Definitely a keeper and totally Keto friendly.

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

    BTW; Try a splash of Key-Lime juice instead of regular lime juice the next time you make Guacamole . It gives it a welcome kick that you’re sure to enjoy!

    1. Hi Greg – I’m glad I have a fellow foodie in the house :) Adding the bacon sounds delicious I’ll have to give it a try along with the key-lime guacamole! Thanks for the tips and the kind comment!

  16. Awesome recipe! I never would have thought about this but I love it. Made mine just a tad different more of a guacamole style egg salad. I used pico de gallo instead of chopping fresh herbs & onions, and I used lime juice instead of lemon juice. 5 stars

    1. Hi Rhonda – Thank you for the kind comment. I’m so glad you enjoyed your guacamole-style egg salad! :)

  17. I have made the avocado egg salad several times. It’s becoming a regular in my meal planning. Delicious!! I double the recipe for the whole family.
    They love it too.5 stars

    1. I have made the avocado egg salad several times. It’s becoming a regular in my meal planning. Delicious!! I double the recipe for the whole family.
      They love it too.

  18. Amazing! Made this for my mother. She is still ranting about it. I added celery also. Thank you for this great version of egg salad.

    1. Wonderful! So happy your mom loved the recipe Dina! And more celery is always a great addition. :)

  19. I’m so excited to try this recipe!  I recently beat breast cancer but now have been dealing with lymphedema from the mastectomy.  I have been in search of meal prep ideas & with your recipes I hit the jackpot!  Thank you so much… I need to eat “power foods” to help reduce inflammation… so excited to try this!

    1. Hi Dana – congrats on beating breast cancer, yay!! Most of my recipes (except my desserts) are anti-inflammatory in nature as they use fresh, wholesome ingredients and vegetables. I hope you enjoy the avocado egg salad. :)

  20. This recipe is great!! It’s a staple for lunch. Love all downshiftology recipes. They are clean, yummy, and not complicated to make, which is a must since I’m a mom of 6! Thank you!5 stars

    1. Yay! So happy you love this avocado egg salad Amanda (and all my recipes). I really appreciate the kind words! :) x

  21. Great recipe! I tweaked the recipe a bit by mixing in some chunks of grilled chicken breast that I happened to have left over from last nights dinner and then crumbled some pieces of bacon on top.  It was awesome!

    1. Wonderful! So happy you enjoyed the recipe Kim and I agree, cucumber is the best for scooping this up! :) x

  22. Delicious!! Such an easy recipe to throw together and so tasty- I’m having a hard time not eating the whole thing in one sitting! I didn’t have lettuce on hand so instead ate it with Almond Nut Thins. Definitely will make this weekly!5 stars

    1. Yes, so great with Almond nut thins (I love those as well!). And right there with you on wanting to polish off the whole thing. Haha. ;) x

  23. This is beautiful! I’m definitely making this… I think I’ll swap out the mayp for some Dijon mustard though. ?5 stars

  24. I don’t know why it’s never occurred to me to put avocado in egg salad before, but I’m definitely trying it! This looks delicious!5 stars

    1. It’s so simple and easy and totally takes the flavors over the top. Hope you love it too!

  25. How come I haven’t thought if this? Combines a few of my favorite things and looks super tasty!5 stars

  26. I love that you added avocado to add a lovely flavor and be that bit healthier too. Can imagine it would be great on toast.5 stars

  27. Just finished making this. I added a few chopped Mediterranean basil leaves. Used part mayo and part sour cream. Though the flavors haven’t had time to blend, I had to taste test it. Yummy! Can’t wait until it has time to blend. Definitely a recipe to keep.5 stars

  28. I made this for dinner tonight. We weren’t overly hungry as it had been so hot today. I thought I was going to have left overs – but nope,  It didn’t happen as it was just tooooo good!. I added 3 stalks of finely chopped celery otherwise it was your recipe as you wrote it.5 stars

  29. This looks good. I hope you have had better luck than me finding a good avacodo. Lately, in the Pittsburgh area, there is a lot to be desired avacado wise from Whole Foods to the local farm markret.