Packed Lunch #10: Avocado Dill Egg Salad

Another packed lunch so soon after the recent one? Why yes, my friends. And it’s a salad-sandwichy one no less.

I really really like egg salad sandwiches. Like a lot. But I hardly ever make it because I always forget to boil eggs BEFORE I need it and when I do need it, it’s either too late or the eggs are too hot. I like my egg salad cold so that presents a major problem. Sure, you can tip the boiled eggs in iced water for a couple of minutes but I don’t have that much ice to spare around here.

So on the very rare occasion when I actually remember to boil an egg the night before, I made this! And no, this is not yet another boring old egg salad with mayo. For them mayo averse people, welcome to my equally creamy and gorgeous Avocado Dill Egg Salad using yogurt!

Avocado Dill Egg Salad 1

Those fronds of dill are so pretty but they bring with them a very aniseed-y strong fragrance that you will not miss. I kinda love that deep musky flavour in this really tangy light egg salad.Avocado Dill Egg Salad 2

When it’s all nice and well seasoned up, our beautifully boiled eggs go in. I’ve found a technique that creates just the right amount of yellow in the yolks without that unsightly grey tinge! Most of you probably already knew that but it was news to me. I’ll share it on here one of these days.Avocado Dill Egg Salad 3

Remember that avocado half that we had leftover from this recipe? Yeah, this is the best way possible to use it up. All smashed in an egg salad! It mimics the creaminess that mayo gives, except without mayo. Avocado Dill Egg Salad 4

I love this shade of green. Minty green with bits of dill, egg, avocado, yogurt. Not cloyingly creamy with that tangy kick from natural yogurt and all that fresh fresh herbs and flavours.Avocado Dill Egg Salad 5

No better way to have egg salad than in a sandwich. This gets better the longer it sits (in the fridge please). No problem for me because I made this in the morning to be eaten at lunch time. Notice I didn’t toast the bread before hand. Yes, you got me. I love my egg salad sandwich all squishy. Avocado Dill Egg Salad 6

But that’s just me. 🙂

xoxoxo, Jayne

“Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.” (Exodus 19:4)

Comments

  1. I agree! No better way to have egg salad than in a sandwich. Though, I’ve never thought of using yogurt in sandwich. I thought that would make the bread soggy? Maybe I’m wrong. Very creative!

    • I ate the sandwich almost immediately (well, within the hour) and it did get a tad soggy but I’m weird cos I like it that way. Haha. I guess reducing the amount of yogurt would help. Oh, or use my new love: Greek yogurt. It’s thicker and has way less moisture. In fact, I recently made potato salad with Greek yogurt and it turned out so well! Can’t wait to share it on here.

  2. I was going to make avocado/egg sandwich for lunch! I never added dill for it, but next time I’ll have to keep dill for this! Looks yum!

    • 🙂 Dill adds such an amazing fragrance! But if you hand me any old egg salad sandwich, I’d most likely eat it too. haha.. Trust your kids enjoyed your sandwiches.

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