Monday, May 2, 2011

Meatless Mondays: Mayo-less Egg Salad with Pinenuts and Avocado

I had a HUGE craving for deviled eggs Easter weekend but didn't have the time or energy to put into making them, so opted for egg salad instead. When I got ready to make my egg salad I realized I was out of mayonnaise so whipped up a mayo-less egg salad with sour cream instead. It was creamier and definitely healthier - sour cream has about half the fat and calories of mayo. 

I decided to get a little crazy and mix pine nuts in my egg salad since I love them and had them in my cupboard. It added a nice crunch! Then I got even crazier and topped my egg salad english muffin with mashed avocado. It was awesome! Egg salad + pinenuts + avocado = Meatless Monday Magnificence! 
Mayo-less Egg Salad
An Ashley's Cooking Adventures Original
Makes about 4 servings
10 eggs, boiled and peeled
1 cup sour cream
1 cup celery, diced
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
Several green onions, chopped with white and green parts
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 avocado, mashed (if you want to go a little crazy!)

Place peeled eggs in a large bowl and chop finely with serrated food chopper. 
Scoop in sour cream and mustard and mix until smooth. Add in celery, dill, green onions, and pine nuts. Salt and pepper to taste. 
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with mashed avocado and enjoy!


  1. I was all excited about the sour cream switch, but then I saw the avocado and really fell in love! What a brilliant twist!!

  2. If this is crazy then I don't want to be sane! I love the idea of pine nuts and avocado with egg salad. And a healthier egg salad at that. I can't wait to give this a try.

  3. I love deviled eggs and never thought of using sour cream instead of mayo but will try it. Avocado is one of my favorite things in a sandwich or salad lately so that caught my eye. Although I like Pine nuts I may leave them out but try later as I may try pistassio nuts instead.



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