How to: Make Avocado Salads

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Inspiration here.

I’ve done this every week since I saw it on Pinterest and l-o-v-e them. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make Egg Salad for the stuffing, but please just sub Tuna or Canned Chicken or whatever your fav is for the Egg and you’ll make a delicious discovery.

You’ll need:

You'll NEED
How to: Make Avocado Salads

Eggs (or Tuna, Chicken etc), Celery, peppers, cilantro, avocado (not avAcado as I’ve been spelling it), mayo, mustard, paprika and salt/pepper to taste.

We’re going forward with eggs for Egg Salad:

How to: Make Avacado Salads

Put the eggs in a large pot and fill with cold water.

My creation

For a great tutorial on how to hard boil eggs go here – this is the method I follow every time.

Bring to that lovely boil, keep it rolling for a minute or two and then turn the heat off, but leave your pot on the stove. Let cool.

How to: Make Avacado Salads

Once that’s all done – you can get everything together – drain the eggs and prepare your base for the salad.

How to: Make Avacado Salads
How to: Make Avocado Salads

I have an Egg Slicer because we boil eggs all. the. time. And I add them to salads or snack plates whenever I have a chance – it’s nifty, I’ll show you why. (You could just coarse chop the eggs for the same effect, I do not like applesauce texture for egg salad so I love the chunks this gives the salad.)

How to: Make Avacado Salads

You place the egg between the layers and then push the top down – it’ll cut through the egg nice and easy.

How to: Make Avacado Salads

See?

How to: Make Avacado Salads

Then I pick the whole thing up, no big deal, turn it 180 degrees and chop again:

How to: Make Avacado Salads
How to: Make Avacado Salads
How to: Make Avacado Salads

(That would be marker on my finger from my son, the picaso of this house – his entire body ALWAYS his canvas, and today – my hand as well.)

And DUMP in the bowl. Rinse and repeat – I had 6 eggs, so I did this six times.

How to: Make Avacado Salads

Chop the celery (I used 2 stalks) and your pepper (I used 1 baby red pepper)

My creation

Coarse chop some cilantro and throw it in the bowl.

How to: Make Avacado Salads
How to: Make Avacado Salads

Stir to combine.

How to: Make Avacado Salads
How to: Make Avacado Salads

Halve an avocado (and for a great tutorial on that go here.)

Fill with a spoonful or two of your egg salad, top with a sprig of whatever herb you have on hand (cilantro works well, oregano, thyme, chives … ) and ENJOY!

How to: Make Avacado Salads

(I know, I know – you all want measurements and exacts. Welcome to my kitchen: every recipe is a suggestion – rules are made to be broken. I almost never make the same thing twice. TRY IT!)

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