Lemony Avocado Egg Salad

Spring means the return of sunny, warmer days, and this gorgeous composed salad looks so sunny! It calls for avocados, so rich in nutrients and the beneficial fats that lower bad cholesterol, while eggs offer lutein, vitamins, and good-quality protein.

This makes a lovely simple supper for two, and the lemony dressing is filled with Vitamin C and bright, sunny taste. Here is the recipe:


2 hard-cooked eggs
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper
1 avocado
Red leaf or other lettuce

1. Make the Lemony Dressing:
Whisk egg yolk in a small bowl while slowly pouring in the olive oil. Add mustard and lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.

2. Peel eggs and cut them in half lengthwise, then in half lengthwise again.

3. Cut avocado in half lengthwise, remove pit, and cut each half into 4 lengthwise slices.

4. To assemble: arrange lettuce on two plates and sprinkle with dressing. Arrange the avocado and egg slices alternately in a ring radiating out from the center of the lettuce leaves. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle sea salt and grind fresh pepper over all.

Serves 2.

Adapted from Full Moon Feasts, by Jessica Prentice (Chelsea Green, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Jessica Prentice. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Full Moon Feasts, by Jessica Prentice (Chelsea Green, 2005).


Beverly M.
Past Member 4 years ago

Sounds good!

Val M.
Val M4 years ago


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Winn Adams4 years ago


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Kay M.
Kay M4 years ago

I'd skip the raw egg, but everytihng's better with avocado :)

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

Don M.
Don M4 years ago

Raw egg yoke? I thought that was a no no.

Fi T.
Past Member 4 years ago

A fresh choice

Victor R.
Victor R.6 years ago

Yummy, healthy salad.

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Lynn C.
Lynn C6 years ago

Wow does this sound good!