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
1 ripe avocado
1 fresh lime (or lime juice)
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Garlic powder (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.
Printer friendly version: Boiled Eggs with Mashed Avocado