This is a family recipe handed down from my Grandfather. We have it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am not allowed to come without it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss avocado cubes with lemon juice in a serving bowl; mix avocado with chopped egg and onion. Whisk together the mayonnaise and milk; add to avocado mixture and gently mix. Arrange the remaining eggs sliced atop the salad in rows. Sprinkle top with paprika.

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Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; fat 21.4g 33% DV; cholesterol 127.6mg 43% DV; sodium 133.5mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2010
I liked this - it's SO rich and creamy! But is was a little lacklustre for me as is. It needed more flavor color some crunch and some contrast in textures. To begin with I used green onion rather than red since that's what I had but I don't think I would have particularly liked the bite of the red onion anyway (nor probably would anyone standing close to me). I added the expected and predictable celery but I also threw in some cooked crumbled bacon. Really delicious. I would have loved this on a sandwich but I didn't want to mess with this perfect low-carb lunch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2011
I love both avocado and egg so I was really looking forward to this. I read all the reviews in advance and so knew that for our tastes I should add celery and bacon as others have suggested. My problem with the recipe is that in my opinion the avocado/egg ratio is off. I halved the recipe so started with 3 avocados and 3 chopped eggs. The avocado completely overwhelmed the egg so I ended up adding 3 more chopped eggs to the 3 avocados. That was much more balanced. Even with the addition of celery and bacon we still felt this was on the bland side. We added in another 1/2 cup of onion and also added several shakes of Louisiana hot sauce to the mayo and milk mixture. Those changes resulted in something quite good but the original proportions of the recipe were for us not the most appealing. Read More
(7)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2010
I liked this - it's SO rich and creamy! But is was a little lacklustre for me as is. It needed more flavor color some crunch and some contrast in textures. To begin with I used green onion rather than red since that's what I had but I don't think I would have particularly liked the bite of the red onion anyway (nor probably would anyone standing close to me). I added the expected and predictable celery but I also threw in some cooked crumbled bacon. Really delicious. I would have loved this on a sandwich but I didn't want to mess with this perfect low-carb lunch. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2007
This is a great recipe...Can also add baby shrimp and serve on a crisp lettuce leaf. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2008
Can't think of two things I enjoy more than egg salad and avocados. Combined this was so delicious and makes a great lunch or even appy. I didn't measure the mayo or use the sliced eggs as I was just making this for myself. Also added in a few seasonings as I would normally do for either egg salad for guac. Thank you so much!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2008
Very tasty! I went a little lighter on the mayo and added some crumbled bacon and cayenne pepper for a little kick. I will definitely make this again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2009
Was pretty good - only needed salt and pepper. I love egg salad and avocados. Leftovers are not good so make just what you can eat right away. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2011
I love both avocado and egg so I was really looking forward to this. I read all the reviews in advance and so knew that for our tastes I should add celery and bacon as others have suggested. My problem with the recipe is that in my opinion the avocado/egg ratio is off. I halved the recipe so started with 3 avocados and 3 chopped eggs. The avocado completely overwhelmed the egg so I ended up adding 3 more chopped eggs to the 3 avocados. That was much more balanced. Even with the addition of celery and bacon we still felt this was on the bland side. We added in another 1/2 cup of onion and also added several shakes of Louisiana hot sauce to the mayo and milk mixture. Those changes resulted in something quite good but the original proportions of the recipe were for us not the most appealing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/13/2009
it was ok. would have just preferred the egg salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
Nice but nothing special really Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2009
This was really good for lunch and a nice change from turkey sandwiches or tv dinners:) I didn't have red onion but I bet it would be really good with it. Read More
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