This recipe truly lives up to its name… this is THE Best Mayo-Free Egg Salad, and I promise, it’ll rock your world. It’s paleo-friendly, Whole 30 compliant, gluten-free, and packed with all those healthy fats and protein to keep you energized and keep those hunger pangs at bay!
I love egg salad probably more than the average person. But, there’s one crucial ingredient that ruins it for me. If you have been following me for a while, you know that there is really only one ingredient in this world that I despise, and that is mayo.
I’ve shared this fact about me before, and every time I do, my inbox is flooded with messages from sweet souls telling me that I’ll like homemade mayo so much more. But I have to be honest, I’ve tried it, and I still can’t do it. Perhaps it’s because my mom would slap it onto all of our sandwiches growing up, causing nightmares and a small taste of food-induced trauma. Or, maybe it’s a combination of the taste and flavor that kills it for me. Either way, I am the proud president of the mayo-free club!
For a long time, I stayed away from egg salad because of this. I thought it was impossible to make without mayo, and that fact alone left me sad. But then, I discovered that you can make a deliciously healthy and creamy egg-salad recipe without the mayo, and you guys, it tastes SO MUCH BETTER!
So, if you’re like me and have stayed away from egg salad because of the mayo, then you have to make this recipe ASAP. And while you’re at it, why not make my Mayo-Free Mexican Street Corn Tostadas for another healthy mayo-free option?
You might be wondering how we manage to get this egg salad creamy, sans the mayo, and the answer lies in our secret ingredient: avocado! Avocado in egg salad!? Heck yes. It’s delicious, and works perfectly here.
Avocado works similarly to mayo here, on account of the fact that it’s both creamy and fatty, just like mayo is! Seriously, don’t knock it until you try it, because it is absolutely delicious with egg salad. If you’re someone who likes eggs with/on your avocado toast, then you already know how good this combo is.
This easy, protein packed salad takes just 5 minutes to make and requires just a few ingredients:
Making this egg salad is just as easy as your traditional egg salad. Anyone can do it!
My favorite way to eat this egg salad is on toast! I use sourdough, and my favorite is by Josey Baker Breads – a San Francisco baker who makes amazing sourdough that can be found at The Mill in SF! But, any sourdough will do, whether homemade or store-bought.
If you’re gluten-free, I also love these gluten-free sourdough options by Bread Srsly and Coco Bakes. They’re expensive, but worth it.
You can also eat this on lettuce if you prefer (I love hearts of romaine with this!) or you can eat it straight out of the bowl! Admittedly, I do that way too often. It’s just so good!
Looking for a little something to eat alongside your No-Mayo Egg Salad? Here are some other recipes that make for great accompaniments!
Ultimate Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing
The Best Garlic Smashed Potatoes
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The egg salad with avocado recipe was so good!
I am so happy to hear that! Thank you for your review, Katrina!