Fiesta Egg Salad Chip Dip
This avocado egg salad recipe is a delicious spin on traditional egg salad. We eat it with tortilla chips, but it also tastes great rolled up in a tortilla for an easy lunch!
Kids, man. They’re the worst. Always expecting to be fed. It’s kind of ridiculous.
I feed them breakfast. I feed them lunch. And then they have the audacity to be hungry again at 3pm?
When we finish up school they are always starving! It doesn’t matter what time it is or when they last ate. It’s like, school is out, feed me now.
I can often be heard replying to their demands for food, attention, help, etc. by shouting “Do I look like your mother or something?!” They just roll their eyes and keep pestering me.
We’re such a loving family.
So, when Davidson’s Safest Choice asked me to come up with an after school snack that was packed with protein, I knew exactly what to make!
You see, my kids always ask for chips. Chips for lunch, chips for dinner, chips for snacks. Always with the chips.
The problem with chips is that they never seem to keep the kids full for long. If I give them chips for a snack at 3pm, they’re hungry again at 4. So, a protein packed dip was the perfect choice for my kiddos! And for me, too. This is some good stuff!
I took my favorite flavors and married them with my favorite food. Mexican meets egg salad. (You do remember my favorite Cheddar Bacon Egg Salad, right?) Life is good. I served this to my kiddos with tortilla chips, at their request, but this would make a great lunch rolled up in a soft tortilla too!
A single egg has 6 grams of protein and with 4 eggs and a spoonful of Greek yogurt, this dip is clocks in at 25 grams of protein! Split that between 2 kids and you have a snack that will keep those bellies full until dinner time!
Did I mention that this works great for hungry football fans? It does.
Safest Choice Eggs make a great snack and I love that they’re pasteurized so I don’t have to worry when my kids ask for their eggs sunny side up or sneak bites of cookie dough. No salmonella for us! I went ahead and boiled my eggs until hard for this recipe (just personal preference), but if you wanted to leave your yolks a bit soft, that would just add to the creaminess of this dish!
And if you really wanted to be a smarty pants, Safest Choice has little packs of peeled hard boiled eggs! Check here to find them in your area and you could have this dip ready to go at a moment’s notice!
4 hard boiled eggs Chop the boiled eggs into small pieces. Add to a small bowl with the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
Fiesta Egg Salad Chip Dip
2 tablespoons smashed avocado
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 tablespoon diced green chiles or jalapenos
1 tablespoon 0% fat Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
tortilla chips, for dipping
Serve with tortilla chips for dipping or wrapped in a soft flour tortilla.
4 hard boiled eggs
Chop the boiled eggs into small pieces. Add to a small bowl with the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
Big thanks to Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs for sponsoring this post!