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Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado egg salad has all the makings of a classic egg salad, with the addition of chunks of avocado and herbs to brighten this classic dish.
Course Colorful Salads
Cuisine American
Keyword Avocado Egg Salad, avocado egg salad keto, avocado egg salad no mayo, avocado egg salad with Dejon mustard, cucumber avocado egg salad, healthy avocado egg salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 249kcal


  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 large ripe avocado - peeled pitted and finely diced
  • 1 cup - 2-3 mini cucumbers cut into bite size deseeded
  • 1 cup - 2 small red tomatoes cut into bite size pieces deseeded
  • 1 medium red onion – cut in thin slices
  • 2 cups green lettuce - trimmed and chopped

Olive Oil Lemon Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - skip if WFPB
  • 1 teaspoon Dejon Mustard
  • Juice of Half lemon
  • Salt as per taste
  • Pepper – freshly ground black pepper


  • Cook eggs as per below instructions. See notes about how to cook them on stove top and instant pot or air fryer.
  • Chop the veggies into bite size pieces.
  • Combine all ingredients listed for dressing in a mason jar and whisk well.
  • Mix eggs, veggies in a salad bowl. Cut and add avocado. Pour the dressing over. Toss well.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!


How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs In Instant Pot

Pour the water into the steel insert of Instant Pot. Place a steamer basket or the trivet in the pot.
Carefully arrange eggs in the steamer basket. Secure the lid on the pot. Pressure valve to SEALING. 
Press MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK button and choose timing based on how you like your eggs done. ( For soft jammy eggs - 3 minutes, medium-cooked eggs - 4 minutes; for hard cooked eggs - 5 minutes.)
When cooking time is complete, let the pressure release naturally. 
Remove the lid from the pot and gently place eggs in a bowl of ice cold water for 1 minute.  Then crack and peel them.

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs In Air fryer

Add the eggs to the fryer basket and choose 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs,  soft jammy eggs choose 10 minutes and for medium cooked eggs use 12 minutes. 
Once air fried, gently place eggs in a bowl of ice cold water for 1 minute.  Then crack and peel them.

How to Boil Eggs On Stove Top

Place eggs in the bottom of a large saucepan. Fill the pan with cold water, 1 inch above the eggs. On high heat, bring the water to a rapid boil.
Once it starts boiling, turn off the heat.  Cover the pan with a lid. Let it sit covered for 7-10 minutes.
After that, carefully drain the water. Fill the pan with ice and cold water.
Once they are cool to handle,  remove from water and crack and peel them. 


Serving: 1.5 cup | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g