Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich… perfect for Afternoon Tea

My husband doesn’t understand my love and need for dining out.  avocado egg salad sandwich 039

Like the more I dine out, the more I learn and the more aware I am of new flavors.avocado egg salad sandwich 033
As in my creative juices start flowing and the chef-in-me comes up with new concoctions in the kitchen.avocado egg salad sandwich 054
But after he devoured this delectable sandwich I recently made for him, I think he “sorta” gets it.  avocado egg salad sandwich 001
My inspiration for this sandwich is none other than Alice’s Tea Cup, an adorable bakery in Manhattan’s Upper West Side district.  Recently at Alice’s Tea Cup, my husband and I ordered the Chopped Tea-Egg Salad Sandwich which comprised of egg, watercress, mayonnaise on 7-grain bread.  It was so mouthwatering that I wanted to recreate a similar sandwich at home, but without the unhealthy mayonnaise.  avocado egg salad sandwich 022
And so I did, the Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich which comprises of avocado, egg, watercress, scallions, lemon on whole wheat bread.  avocado egg salad sandwich 070
I even added a secret ingredient – Herbal Dijon Mustard – and it took this outrageously delicious sandwich to a whole new level.  I strongly urge you use this particular "herbal" Dijon Mustard since it consists of 4 types of herbs - thyme, rosemary, basil, and marjoram - which add depths of flavor.  Whole Foods is the place my friends!avocado egg salad sandwich 013
I trimmed off the edges so I would be reminded of the scrumptious afternoon tea sandwich I relished at Alice’s Tea Cup.avocado egg salad sandwich 063
As you can see, it is imperative I dine out often as it helps me grow my creative side, at least in terms of cooking.  And when I'm dining out, I'm really "workin' hard," thinking of my next concoction.  And lastly, when you live super close to a cultural melting pot, such as, New York City, dining out is inevitable.  I hope my husband FINALLY gets it!avocado egg salad sandwich 059
Enjoy this delicious sandwich which is perfect for an afternoon tea party with girlfriends, or just a lazy Sunday at home with your significant other.  avocado egg salad sandwich 072


NUTRITION: Avocados are rich in Antioxidants and are a good source of Fiber, Folic Acid, and Vitamins B6, C, E and K.  In addition, they help lower cholesterol and contain anti-cancerous properties.  Eggs are a very good source of Vitamin B2, and are a good source Protein and Vitamin D, although the yolks do contain a lot of cholesterol, the yolk also contains tons of nutrients that are good for you.  In addition to preventing cancer, watercress is rich in Iron, Calcium, Vitamins A and C, Antioxidants, and Folate.  Scallions are an excellent source of Vitamin K.  Whole Wheat Bread is a good source of Protein and Fiber.



INGREDIENTS (makes 3 sandwiches) :

  • Eggs – 2 (boiled)
  • Egg White – 1 (boiled)
  • Avocado – 1
  • Lemon – Juice of 1/4 of a lemon
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Scallions – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Watercress – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Domaine des Vignes’ Herbal Dijon Mustard – just a glaze on each slice of bread (or use any Dijon Mustard)
  • 100% Whole Wheat Bread - 6 slices (makes 3 sandwiches)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Start by boiling 3 eggs.  cafecito 043


2. Peel the eggs and place them in a large bowl.  I removed the yolk of one egg for health reasons.cafecito 047cafecito 048


3. Add the avocado.
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4. Add the juice of 1/4 of a lemon, this will prevent the avocado from browning.cafecito 053

5. Season with salt and black pepper.cafecito 055
6. Chop the scallions and add them to the large bowl - you only need 1/2 cup.
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7. Chop the watercress and add them to the large bowl as well - you only need 1/2 cup.cafecito 060cafecito 064


8. Run a knife through the eggs and avocado – this will help them remain chunky.  cafecito 066

9. This is what you should have, notice it is chunky, not pureed.cafecito 067
10. Take 2 slices of bread and trim off the edges.cafecito 070
11. Take a small amount of Dijon Mustard ( I urge you to pick up the brand I purchased from Whole Foods ) and just glaze it on each slice of bread.cafecito 074
12. This is what you should have.cafecito 077
13. Top with 2 to 3 spoonful's of the avocado-egg mixture.  cafecito 080
14. Top with the other slice of bread and slice in half.  cafecito 082
15. Healthy food never tasted so good.  Refreshing, light, and oh so delicious!avocado egg salad sandwich 049


TELL ME: Do you enjoy Afternoon Tea?  If so, what’s your favorite Afternoon Tea sandwich?

53 comments:

  1. Yum -- this would be LOVELY with a cup of afternoon tea!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  2. This looks so healthy and delicious!

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  3. This is my idea of perfection! I just had an egg salad sandwich for breakfast but will be incorporating avocado to it the next time..which will be very soon!

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  4. I love afternoon tea...my favorite part are the scones. I am not a huge fan of sandwiches but this one looks delicious. Especially minus the mayo (which I don't like!).

    Have you had tea at the Peninsula yet? You would love it! It's fantastic.

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  5. I love an egg salad sandwich and your addition of avocado must make it even better! Great recipe!

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  6. this is the best idea EVER!!! I LOVE avocados and I LOVE egg salad sandwiches.... genius

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  7. Wow. I've made an avocado + egg sandwich before but yours looks extra delicious! Love the addition of the dijon. Yum. :)

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  8. @Josie - yes, it's really good. Hope you try it.

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  9. @Nish - thanks. I'm always trying to think of new ways to incorporate avocado into my diet. Love the creaminess. Let me know if you try it.

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  10. @Ameena - I love everything about afternoon tea, but yes, the scones part is probably the most exciting since it is dessert. I'm not too fond of mayo either. No, I still haven't tried Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula.. that's definitely a date with a girlfriend since my husband doesn't enjoy afternoon tea the way I do. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

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  11. @Georgia - coming from you, that is a huge compliment. I love your work. Thank you!

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  12. @Parita - thanks. Dijon takes it to a whole new level, I'm sure you'll love it, and Vishnu. :)

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  13. Oh man this sandwich looks divine- I cant seem to get enough of the eggs & avo combo lately! Another favorite is mashing up avocado with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and then spreading it on toast and topping it with poached eggs- LOVE!

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  14. I just love Avocado, boiled egg and dijon combination. Perfect topping for a healthy sandwich.

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  15. interesting recipe..compliments dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  16. @Khushboo - garlic powder would be a nice touch to avocado.. i've definitely spread it on toast, but the poached egg part is WOW! That's gourmet!

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  17. @Balvinder @Jay - thanks guys!

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  18. What a hearty sandwich! I love the combination of avocado and dijon mustard.

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  19. I love this sandwich. I sounds and looks so good. I like the fact that it is healthy.

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  20. I do not get to eat out that much so I do find my inspiration by scouring the net as well as cookbooks, however I do not have the advantage of already having tasted it and know I like it. So tell your husband about that advantage!
    This sandwich looks amazing-I am with Baker Street on the avocado and dijon-yum!

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  21. I think I could eat avocado on everything. It's like a wonder food. This looks terrific- definitely going to make this. Thanks!

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  22. I have never come across to such variation. Healthy, simply and I am sure super delicious. I could probably eat that sandwich in two bites :-)

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  23. I love the combination of avocado and eggs!!!

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  24. Love the combination of flavors in this! I'm sipping coffee right now, but I could totally eat one or two of these. Yum!

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  25. I've never thought to combine eggs and avocado... what a delicious looking sandwich!

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  26. @Tina - haha, thank you for your comment! I'll certainly let him know.

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  27. @eatgood4life - yeah.. 2 bites will suffice for half the sandwich. it's yummy, hope you make it being that you're so healthy. :)

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  28. @Bake-A-Holic - coffee sounds just about perfect right now.. i'm at work and sleepy, as usual.

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  29. @Pam - it is quite delicious, I'm sure you'll love it.

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  30. I have to say I do love a good sandwich, i Think there are so many different ways to experiment with them like shown in this sandwich here. Looks really delicious, yummy. Will be trying this out for sure.


    outside catering

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  31. This is a great recipe! Normally sandwich recipes are a little 'blah' but this one looks so yummy!

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  32. thanks for stopping by Honey..
    of course , you can add wheat flour , instead of APF (all purpose flour ), but the original taste of kulchas you can enjoy only with APF.
    do giv a try & lemme know how you liked the recipe.
    Tasty Appetite

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  33. yes, sabudana called in english as pearl sago or tapioca.
    it'll be available in all Indian markets nearby your place dear.
    so glad you like Indian cuisine..:)
    have a lovely day
    Tasty Appetite

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  34. your photos are great! the sandwich looks amazing, so bright and fresh

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  35. @Sarah - thanks. I have to agree.. I'm not a sandwich person, but this one knocked my socks off.

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  36. @Jay - thanks for answering my questions. :)

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  37. This looks amazing, and so simple! I love avocado and will definitely be trying this out soon!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    AmoreAlways.blogspot.com

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  38. Yum! I can eat this for all my lunches!

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  39. Hi! Was looking for such a recipe and your post came with perfect timing. Tried this out today, substituted celery for watercress, and it was delicious! Will use this recipe often and pass it on to friends. Thanks!!

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  40. @Vindya - celery is a great idea as a substitute. Glad you liked it. Thank you for your comment. :)

    @Lilli - Thanks, it is simple and delicious.

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  41. Positively divine sandwich!

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  42. You make both avocado and egg appealing to me in this sandwich - wow :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  43. @Thanks Asmita and ChocChipUru. :)

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  44. I tried making this for lunch, and it was really delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  46. This looks delicious! I think that I shall make it for dinner tonight!

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  47. You should try veganese half of the calories of mayanoise! Since avocados are very creamy and high in calories I don't think you would need though! Can't wait to try it! Looks delicious:)

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  48. Oh yummy! I love egg salad sandwiches and it sounds even better with avocado :)

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  49. Looks wonderful! I wonder if I could substitute baby spinach for the watercress?

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  50. @Anonymous - sorry for the delay, of course, you can totally substitute spinach for watercress. :)

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