Sunday, April 03, 2016

Avocado and Egg Salad

I picked up a bag of 5 very large, and almost ripe, avocados at Costco one day last week.  They are absolutely delicious... is there anything more delightful than a perfectly ripe avocado?  I have been trying to think of new ways to eat them up... and came up with this Avocado and Egg Salad for dinner.

I want to try a few new things that I hope The Captain will enjoy as well.  He is not always very keen on the creamy texture of plain avocado.

In the Spring and Summer when we are spending more and more time outdoors, I keep some things on hand in the refrigerator to put together quick meals.  Hardboiled eggs is one of my favorite go-to items... so while I washed and cut up some greens, The Captain peeled some eggs, and our dinner came together rather quickly.

And it was wonderful!  I am sharing the ingredients I used for 2 fairly large dinner salads.  I think the next time I make this, I will try adding some crumbled bacon and some capers for garnish and a flavor boost.

Avocado and Egg Salad

Avocado and Egg Salad
Makes 2 servings

  • 2 to 3 cups salad greens, washed and dried
  • 10 grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 3 or 4 thin slices of red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 mini cucumber, cut into slices
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and slices
  • 1 large avocado, washed, peeled and cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper
For the dressing:
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/1/2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • splash of lemon juice
  1. Place the salad greens in 2 serving bowls and set aside
  2. Put the tomatoes, red onions, parsley, cucumber, eggs, and avocado in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and pour over the eggs, etc in the mixing bowl.
  4. Toss gently.
  5. Spoon the mixture over salad greens and serve with salt a pepper to season.
Per serving.
Weight Watchers SP = 8.  *
Calories 273
Saturated Fat 5g
Sugar 2g
Protein 9g

* Using the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder (which will not add points for the onion, cucumber, tomatoes, and parsely, it comes to 8 SP. If you calculate using the N.I. it will come to 9 SP)

Not only pretty but delicious and filling too!

The Captain had some rye bread toast with his!

If you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of avocados and other interesting facts about them, please check out this article called 13 Health Benefits of Avocado.

Tell me you love avocados too!  What is your favorite way to serve them?

If you like this idea, I hope you will PIN it!