Low-Carb and High Protein Avocado Egg Salad with Cottage Cheese (Video)
Avocado Egg Salad has boiled eggs, avocado, cottage cheese, celery, green onions, and the perfect lemony dressing for a low-carb and high protein version of egg salad that’s delicious! Use Egg Recipes to find more recipes like this one.
See how to make Low-Carb and High Protein Avocado Egg Salad!
It’s Easter, and for many people that’s definitely the biggest boiled egg holiday of the year. I spotlighted my favorite ideas for hard-cooked eggs when I shared Three Foolproof Methods for Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs, but I thought it would be fun to remind you about this amazing Low-Carb and High Protein Avocado Egg Salad, just in case you haven’t decided what to make with all those boiled eggs!
Truthfully, for a long time I wasn’t a big fan of egg salad. But as soon as I took a bite of this Avocado Egg Salad, I could tell it was something I was going to make over and over. This recipe is so easy and delicious!
I first made this a few years ago when my brother Rand came to visit. He’s a vegetarian, so I made this recipe as something that would work for both a vegetarian houseguest and a protein-obsessed salad eater (that would be me), and we both loved it. Rand ate his inside Joseph’s Low-Carb Pita Bread and I just ate mine plain.
And I was happy to discover this was still delicious after being in the fridge overnight, yaay! (I don’t think it will keep well for much longer than one night though, but I bet you won’t have that much left over.) I do think it’s partly the combination of flavors in my dressing that made this such a wow for me, so if you try it I hope you will at least take a look at the recipe for my take on perfect egg salad and not just go on egg salad auto pilot! And I think you will like it!
How to Make Low-Carb and High Protein Avocado Egg Salad with Cottage Cheese:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)
- I’m a fan of making hardboiled eggs in the Instant Pot, but I still love my little Egg Cooker (affiliate link) that steams the eggs, so I used that to make six eggs. (If you don’t have an Instant Pot or an Egg Cooker, just use one of my methods for Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs.)
- While the eggs cook and cool, rinse cottage cheese with cold water and let it drain.
- Whisk together mayo Dijon mustard, lemon juice, dill, and celery seed to make the dressing.
- Slice green onions and celery.
- When eggs have cooled, peel eggs and cut each egg lengthwise into quarters and then into pieces.
- Peel and dice the avocado and toss with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and plenty of salt (or use Vege-Sal (affiliate link) if you have it.)
- Gently mix together the avocado, egg, drained cottage cheese, sliced celery, and sliced green onion.
- Then add dressing and gently stir to coat all the ingredients with dressing. (You might not need all the dressing if you aren’t a huge mayo fan like I am. Start with part of the dressing and add more until it’s as wet as you prefer.)
- Season the salad with salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste. This can be chilled or served right away.
- It will keep in the fridge overnight, but mine didn’t last more than a day!
Make it a Meal:
This Avocado Egg Salad is delicious inside Low-Carb Pita Bread, but I ‘d love it also eaten as a low-carb meal with something like Kalyn’s Low-Carb Coleslaw or Crunchy Low-Carb Napa Cabbage Asian Slaw on the side.
More Tasty Ideas with Boiled Eggs:
Egg Salad in Pita with Green Olives, Green Onions, and Dijon ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs ~ Spend with Pennies
Tomato, Egg, and Olive Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Red Pepper and Bacon Egg Salad ~ Inside Bru Crew Life
Sriracha Deviled Eggs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Egg Salad with Gorgonzola and Bacon ~ All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 676mgCarbohydrates: 7.4gFiber: 10gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This recipe is a great option for low-carb or low-glycemic diet plans, including Keto. I used full-fat mayo and cottage cheese but for the South Beach Diet, it would be recommended to use light mayo and low-fat cottage cheese. Avocado are also a limited food for South Beach, so limit portion size if you’re strictly following it. And if you check out the nutritional information, remember that avocado has a lot of fiber, so the net carbs will be lower than shown.
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