This recipe lives up to its name as The Best Mayo-Free Egg Salad. It’s paleo, Whole 30 compliant, gluten-free, and packed with all those healthy fats and protein to keep you energized and hunger pangs at bay!
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 then all these loving souls reached out to tell me that making homemade mayo is a game changer and might change my mind about this questionable condiment. So I tried it, and honestly you guys, I just can’t stomach it, and that’s probably just because of the nightmares of that white stuff I grew up with that my mom would slap on all of our sandwiches like it was marshmallow fluff. I. Just. Can’t!
So anyway. The fact that I didn’t like mayo deterred me from making egg salad, because I thought it was a necessary ingredients. I am here to tell you that you can make egg salad without it, and OH MY GOODNESS, it is actually glorious. And so damn easy too!
Instead of mayo, the key ingredient is avocado.
This easy, protein packed salad takes just 5 minutes to make and requires just a few ingredients:
Hard boiled eggs: I try to purchase organic, pasture-raised eggs, but just grab what you can.
Avocado: my favorite food ever, packed with potassium, fiber, and healthy fats
Lemon juice: for that tanginess!
Chives or red onion: In my opinion, I think the chives / red onion are what makes this salad, so don’t skimp. I usually make it with either the chives or the red onion, depending on what I have on hand, it’s totally up to you!
Olive oil: I use a high quality extra virgin olive oil in this recipe, I just love the extra creaminess that happens when you add some olive oil to this salad.
Everything But the Bagel Seasoning: If you don’t have this in your kitchen, pick it up the next time you are at Trader Joe’s. I buy it in bulk because I put it on everything. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, can can purchase it here. You can also make you own, just use Google (it’s your friend) and you’ll be able to pull up several homemade recipes. In addition, many spice brands these days have their own version of “everything seasoning,” so just grab what you can!
I love using this egg salad on top of toasted fresh sourdough bread (pictured above), and sometimes just over romaine lettuce leaves. Other times I’m lazy and just eat it straight out of the bowl. It is so good, you won’t be able to resist!!!
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and be sure to leave a comment/review below if you make it!
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in your posts and I’ll re-share!