This avocado egg salad is an easy lunch that you can prepare ahead of time and either serve in radicchio cups as seen here or lettuce (romaine, green leaf, iceberg) also do the trick. This lunch or light dinner provides a healthy amount of all macronutrients. The radicchio is a bitter vegetable which also helps to support healthy liver function.
A note on radicchio – Chioggia radicchio looks like a small cabbage, and can sometimes be confused with red cabbage – however it has looser leaves and the ribs are also more white. Red cabbage tends to be more purple in color than the brick red color of radicchio.
- 4 hard-boiled eggs (8 – 10 minutes usually works)
- 2 avocados – mashed
- salt/pepper to taste
- juice of one lemon.
- small spoon, fork, whisk
- optional add-ins: sauteed shallots, garlic powder, herbs of your choice (try fresh basil, Italian parsley), turmeric/kurkuma, truffle salt.
- bring a small pot of water to a gentle boil and slowly lower the eggs into the water. Alternatively, you can also start with your eggs in cold water and bring them to a boil in the water.
- boil eggs for 8 -10 minutes (here is an easy how-to guide)
- while the eggs are boiling prepare the avocado mixture –
- cut the avocado lengthwise and twist to open
- remove the seed/pit inside
- use a small spoon to scoop out avocado into a small bowl
- smash the avocado with a fork
- add in salt/ pepper to taste
- add in any other optional ingredients (I made mine with roasted shallots)
- sprinkle some lemon juice on top and stir. **
- allow eggs to cool in cold water (you can also add some ice to water to speed up process) then run eggs under cool water as you peel them.
- using a knife or eggs slicer – chop the eggs **
- add eggs to avocado mixture
- mix thoroughly and set aside
- wash radicchio
- separate leaves and fill leaves with 2 tablespoons of avocado salad
- serve immediately or keep egg salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
An alternative is to chopping and smashing is use a food processor to blend all items together if you prefer a smoother consistency.
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