Monday, February 28, 2011

Mexican Egg Salad with Lime Avocado




Aren't these pretty?  It's rather difficult to make something as goopy as egg salad to resemble anything close to pretty. 



The recipe asked to make the egg salad and the avocado goop separate.  I assembled one wrap and then ended up combining the avocado with the egg salad.

I'm all about simplifying.  Next time I will just throw it all in together. 


The chilies are not spicy at all, they add a wonderful flavor. These were mighty tasty!



Mexican Egg Salad Wraps
Adapted from Pillsbury

12 hard cooked eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup miracle whip (or mayo)
1/4 cup celery, chopped
Salt, to taste
1 can ( 4 oz) chopped green chiles
2 medium avocados, pitted, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 tsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
1/4 cup cilantro leaves

In a large bowl, mix eggs, miracle whip, celery, salt and chiles.  Place avocado in a medium bowl, sprinkle with lime juice.  Add onion, mash with spoon.  Spread each tortilla with some avocado mixture and then spread with egg salad mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro.

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In a large bowl, mix everything together, serve with tortillas.

I calculated the calorie count but then forgot to record it. 

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My Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory
Mouthwatering Mondays at A Southern Fairytale
Your Recipe, My Kitchen at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Just another Meatless Monday at Hey, What's for Dinner Mom?
Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays at Midnight Maniac
Made By You Mondays at Skip to my Lou
Tuesday at the Table at All The Small Stuff
Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Hearth n Soul at Girlichef
Tasty Tuesdays at 33 Shades of Green
Tasty Tidbits at Permanent Posies
Tuesday Night Supper Club at Fudge Ripple
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays at Blessed with Grace
ingredient Spotlight: Avocado at Eat at Home




Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

31 comments:

  1. Debby, this looks so great! Avocado and eggs in wholewheat wrap...marvelous!

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  2. So what were your thoughts on the eggs with the lime? I tried an egg salad with lemon a while back and ick. I just didn't dig that citrus/egg combo in that. Wondering how this one stacked up?? Looks good, for sure =)

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  3. I'm not sure about lime with eggs, it's interesting. It does look good though!

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  4. Avocado and egg are wonderful together. But I'm curious about lime with egg too.

    Debbi, I've told you this before...I like that you have so many ideas for tortillas!

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  5. There is so little lime that it wasn't overpowering in it at all. All the flavors really complemented each other and were quite delicious. Trust me, this was a keeper! :-)

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  6. avocado and egg were just meant to go together, weren't they? and with that Mexican flare...over the top! YUM!

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  7. i left a comment twice and im not sure it went thru. 3rd times a charm right?

    I love avocados! and egg salad is an old favorite of mine!
    the combo of both looks extremly delicious.

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  8. This is such a good idea Debbi, it sounds wonderful! I will make this yum!

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  9. I would definitely like avocado mixed in egg salad. What a great filling for any wrap or sandwich!

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  10. Sadly, I cannot eat this. It really does look excellent though. I love anything with avocado and cilantro.

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  11. I actually think lime makes everything taste better! I'll have to add avo to my next batch of egg salad - I think I would like it better that way too!

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  12. Why is it everything you make, makes me hungry. I have not had dinner yet and I am wanting all these dishes, on your blog.

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  13. Yum, those do look good. I love that you made it into a wrap.

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  14. What an interesting egg salad. Love the flavors!

    So glad you liked the Tomato Chick Pea Soup!!!

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  15. very pretty but I am not sure about the taste of it or if my family would eat it

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  16. Interesting pair - egg and cilantro, I'll have to give it a whirl! :)

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  17. My brother loves lime on almost anything, but he loves Mexican food, so this is normal for him.

    I love avacado and boiled, so this recipe looks good to me.

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  18. Looks delicious. I'll put it in my favorites so I can make it this week. Thanks.

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  19. Delicious! I love the lime and avocado additions... this looks wonderful!

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  20. What a great twist on egg salad! Sounds delish!

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  21. Love the addition of avocado! I'm going to have to try that! Bookmarked!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  22. I'll have to try adding the avocado to egg salad...YUM!

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  23. Your Egg Salad with a Mexican touch looks very good. Our family would just love this combination. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

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  24. I have not made egg salad in a couple of years and this looks delicious. Of course, everything is better with avocados, right?

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  25. i love love love eggs, and egg salad! thanks for sharing

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  26. Wow that looks great! I'll bet it would be great spicy as well...

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

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  27. Being that I live so close to Mexico, and certainly have a heavy Mexican influence in my community, I find it odd that I've never heard of this combo before. It sounds great. Thanks for sharing this one with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  28. Hi Debbi - I never would have thought to combine egg salad with avocado - but I love both of those things and this sound so good!!! As always, thanks so much for linking up.
    Alissa

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  29. deb--are you lucky enough to have farm fresh eggs--because boy is that egg salad yellow! lucky!!! this looks so good..i love egg salad, but never make it other than the little old lady style. yours looks so appetizing..i am going to give it a try next time! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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  30. Lime avocado??
    Love love love it! Great recipe :)

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  31. Stopping by from Ingredient Spotlight. I like egg salad as is, but adding green chilies and avocados is such a great idea! I will be making this soon :)

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