Boiled Eggs with Mashed Avocado

Boiled Eggs with Mashed Avocado (Serves 1-2)

Avocados were on sale 10 for $10 recently, so I’ve been finding new ways to eat them. It turns out that mashing an avocado with a little lime juice and eating it over sliced boiled eggs tastes really good and is a quick way to make a simple dish. Add a dill pickle on the side and you have a well-rounded protein-fruit-veggie meal.

Prep and cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredient list:

3-4 eggs
1 ripe avocado
1 fresh lime (or lime juice)
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Garlic powder (optional)
Salt (optional)

Directions: Cover eggs with water in a sauce pan. Cover with a lid and bring to a rapid boil over high heat. As soon as water boils, remove from heat and let eggs sit in hot water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, move to sink and run cold water over eggs. Crack eggs and peel them. Slice eggs into bite-size pieces and add to a bowl. Meanwhile, cut avocado in half and remove pit. Score avocado with knife, remove flesh into a mixing bowl, and discard the peel. Mash avocado with a fork, add a splash of lime juice, and mix mashed avocado with juice. Spoon mashed avocado over eggs. Dust lightly with spices and enjoy.

Notes: You could add minced onion to the mashed avocado and start calling it guacamole if you like.

I like only a little cayenne pepper on mine, but you might enjoy salt, garlic powder, or other spices on yours.

If you keep boiled eggs in the refrigerator the way I do, you can make this dish in 5 minutes.

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8 Responses to “Boiled Eggs with Mashed Avocado”

  1. I just made this for a quick breakfast. Thanks for the idea! I skipped the pickle because I didn’t think it would jive with my coffee. : ) I will have it with my tuna salad lunch.

  2. This is one of my favorite things. I can say from experience that a bit of diced sweet or red onion in the avocado does take things to the next level! :-)

  3. NatPatBen says:

    This is similar to what I’ve had for breakfast a few times in the past week: avocado deviled eggs.

    Same thing, except the egg yolks are removed & mixed with the mashed avocado, then put back into the egg whites.

    Next time, I will try Callan’s suggestion of adding red onion.

    I will say that when I tried guacamole deviled eggs (instead of just avocado), the sum was NOT greater than the parts. The guac tasted better without the egg yolks.

  4. Hey, Just tired this topped with crushed tomatoes was really good!! :) Cheers

  5. MMM…this looks good for a quick meal! I like the tomato or red pepper addition versions. I will try this! Thanks!

  6. Mary Ann Disser says:

    hello,
    Just starting the whole 30 …how does this recipe meet whole 30 standards when it doesn’t include vegetables??

    • Tom Denham says:

      I mention adding a dill pickle in the introduction to get “veggies” into the meal. I was specifically thinking of a big Bubbie’s brand fermented dill pickle. Nowadays, I often add a side of cold Bubbie’s sauerkraut with eggs because I like to eat some fermented food everyday and I always have some in the refrigerator.

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