Egg Salad Sandwich with Avocado and Watercress

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise, plus extra, if you like, for spreading
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1 avocado, halved, peeled, seeded and sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 bunch watercress, stems trimmed
Directions

Cook the eggs 10 minutes in a saucepan of simmering water to cover. Drain, cool under cold running water, and peel. Roughly mash the eggs in a bowl with the mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Spread 4 slices of toast with mayonnaise, if you like. Arrange about 1/4 of the avocado slices on each. Spread each with 1/4 of the egg salad and arrange watercress sprigs on top. Top each sandwich with another slice of toast and serve.


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While the flavour was just ok, I found adding avocado just added soft texture onto another soft texture. There needed to be more of a contrast for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love the egg sandwich. Simple and delish! I don't have watercress, still it came out good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So Yummy! I decided to mash my avocado in with eggs and it turned out awesome! Next time I think I will half or even completely omit the mayo because the avocado provides a nice richness on it's own. item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious! added a sprinle of paprika! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! In the past I haven't been the hugest fan of egg salad...but consider me a convert! I used raw spinach instead of the avocado. It was amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never cared for Egg Salad much. I always made it for my husband and son. The lemon juice in this recipes has changed my mind and I am an Egg Salad Lover now!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was just o.k. I love Tyler's recipes and have all of his cookbooks, but the avocado being a soft texture, along with egg salad, again a soft texture, was not a great combination for me. I liked the addition of the lemon juice but I don't think I'll make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great variation on an egg salad sandwich. Love the watercress in the sandwich for a herby hints and the avocado for a smooth, creamy flare. Yum!!! It was a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made a lot of egg salad in my day but never put lemon juice in it. WOW, what a huge difference that made. Wish I had known that trick a long time ago. Excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never before liked egg salad. I only tried this recipe in the hopes that my daughter would sample something new for school lunch. I was surprised that I actually enjoyed this. It's simple enough to make and the flavors are not wild (so my kids will eat it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great-Tasting! I didn't have watercress or avocado, so I didn't add those to the sandwich. If you like egg salad, you will like this one. It's very "standard" egg salad, really yummy. Nothing strange or overpowering in it, really 'standard good' is how I'd describe it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Best egg salad sandwich I ever had! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great "Day After Easter" lunch! Very tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect! I used only 1/2 of the lemon juice because of my kid and made open faced sandwiches and then sprinkled mine with minced onions. Tasty and beautiful egg salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saved this receipe quite a while ago and just made it this week. I don't know why I waited so long. It was great. I don't think I'll ever make egg salad any other way. Thanks Tyler. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Tyler Florence but this egg salad has a very strong taste of lemon. im a kid and i love sour things but this was too strong. it was a nice idea though item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making an egg salad and avocado mix lately and it's DIVINE! I mash one avocado per two hard boiled eggs - not mashed as much as roughly cut up. To that I add salt, pepper, and drizzle extra virgin olive oil to moisten the mix along with a little mayo. I squeeze either lemon or lime to finish it off and to prevent immediate browning of the avocado. Put on a wrap or whole grain bread with lettuce/tomato - or scoop it up with veggies or crackers and you're in for a treat!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love to cook & have never thought to look for an egg salad sandwich recipe because my egg salad sandwich has always just consisted of eggs, miraclewhip, & yellow mustard...I know, I know...but this is how my mom always made it so it was somewhat a comfort food to me...I was a bit weary of making it any other way...this was fantastic & so EASY...it turns out so creamy & flavorful...I didn't have fresh lemons on hand so used a tablespoon of lemon juice...I also made homemade beer bread to pair it with...This sandwich should be on Tyler's Ultimate!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best egg salad sandwich I've ever had -- Creamy and delicious! It's become a favorite in our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a little disappointed that it turned out so bland. In fairness, I left out the watercress which may be an essential ingredient and "make" the dish but I thought, based on other reviews that the egg salad alone was award winning. I love Dijon mustard and put more than double the amount in..... I added salt, pepper and green onions and it was still missing something. A little garlic would have really picked it up but without that I'd cut back on the mayo and double or triple the mustard and lemon juice and add salt and pepper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the second time I use the recipe. It was another success. I enjoyed every single bit of this sandwich with a little guilt because of the all eggs I used to make this dish. Well, the good this is I do not make this sandwich all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was sort of nervous about this recipe because no one in my family had had egg salad recently and some didn't even know if they liked it. But this recipe went over splendedly. I had to make some changes because my avacado was not ripe yet and I did not have any watercrest. Instead, I served the sandwiches with tomatos, and it was a stunning combination. Really delicious. Also, for four people I made this recipe with 7 eggs instead of 6. I would even go so far as to use 8 next time, so that each person got a two-egg sandwich. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love egg salad and this is the best I have eaten. I added fresh tarragon and thyme to the salad and loved it. We will have this alot this summer, How about a slice of summer tomato with basil on this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best egg salad recipe I've ever tasted. Forget the sandwich, I ended up eating the salad straight out of the bowl! Well, I did try the sandwich, whole wheat bread, opted out on the watercress. Avocado is yummy and the combination with the egg salad is interesting, but next time I'll do without. item not reviewed by moderator and published
MACKIN on Fig & Anise bread item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was our first time making egg salad and it came out great. I like that the recipe doesn't use much mayo, so that makes it somewhat healthy. We added celery for added crunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a delicious egg salad recipe. I was skeptical about adding lemon juice, but after I read all the other reviews, I decided to give it a try. It was wonderful, and added a fresh taste. And the best part was how quick & easy it was to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe did not have much flavor to me-I liked the addition of lemon to compliment the avocado but I still felt it needed something-easy, quick, and basic... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The egg salad was delicious. The lemon added a great added treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sandwich was a winner at my house. Both my husband and son each downed 2 of them and were disappointed that there weren't more. I did not add the watercress, however, as we really don't care for it. The sandwiches were plenty good without it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this egg salad for a Friday lunch during lent. Easy and delicious. Love the addition of avocado. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor of this egg salad is awesome. I will never make it another way. The lemon gives a refreshing flavor. I have even used the egg mixture for deviled eggs. Thank you, Tyler. item not reviewed by moderator and published
didn't use avocado or watercress, still delish item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was a great different way to make egg salad,my husband loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple, podria ali?ar los berros item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you want an egg salad with some flair this is perfect, but the base of the salad itself leaves a great starter for your own flair. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You know when you get a great diner egg salad and you want to repeat it at home, but nothing seems to fare as well? This is the recipe you're looking for. Exactly as other reviewers have stated. Light, not too mayo-ee and the added lemon brings the freshness that lasts. Best eaten the day after you make it, in my opinion. Thanks to Food Network, hubby thinks I'm a star in the kitchen. I'll never need another cookbook thanks to this website. Also, I've learned to really trust Tyler Florence's recipes. The guy knows food and combinations. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sandwich was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe for egg salad. It's quick and makes the egg salad taste so light, not too mayo-e like most egg salads! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best and easiest Egg Salad I have ever had or made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so easy and delicious especially with the avocado item not reviewed by moderator and published
good egg salad but it's not my thing item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a good egg salad recipe to make to satisfy my craving for traditional egg salad. This is it. I did not use the avocado, but I am sure that is a nice compliment. But, it is not necessary. This is wonderful without it. Love this! A keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have not found very many recipes for egg salad that I liked, but this was very good! I like avocados,but was unsure of this combination. Very impressed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These sandwiches were so good, and the lemon brings out all of the fresh flavor. I've made this recipe at least once a week ever since. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This easy to make egg salad recipe was a HUGE hit with my family. The lemon juice adds a lightness that really makes this recipe sing out that it's summer picnic time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These sandwiches flew at my Mother's day brunch! Superb!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The lemon adds a really great flavor. I doubled the recipe and served it as one large sandwich on a loaf of lightly toasted challah bread for mother's day brunch. I sliced the loaf in half horizontally and scooped out some of the bread to make room for more egg salad filling. Sliced into small sections to serve. Great presentation! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious sandwich! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and delicious. Tyler always makes things simple and great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
any sandwich that is cheap to make is a hit for this college student! very good very basic egg salad recipe. great way to use avacados that didn't make it into last night's guacamole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. This blows my moms out of the water. Too bad my husband wasn't hungry and I had to eat it all.... ;-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and easy recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
sooooo good and super easy!! this will be a staple in our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very simple to make and tasted fantastic! Although, I tweeked it a little. I substituted the watercress for finely chopped celery. Rather than serving on toasted whole grain bread, I served it on soft white bread without the avocado. It just melted right in my mouth. Mmmmmm... Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I put it on a sweet multigrain bread - absolutely the bomb!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was great and easy. the lemon made a huge differance item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very good. Even if you skip the avocado, as I did the 2nd time I made it, it's great. The perfect simple egg salad! Try stuffing it into tomatoes, too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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