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Herbed Avocado Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Creamy and crunchy, this egg salad is simple, yet sophisticated. Make a batch of sandwiches for a spring picnic or a fancy afternoon tea party.
Course Lunches
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 small tea sandwiches
Author Aimee

Ingredients

  • 7 medium eggs
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 Tablespoons crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoons minced parsley
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 10 slices whole wheat bread
  • 25 grams onion sprouts

Instructions

  • Place the eggs in a large saucepan and cover with one inch of water. Place over high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Boil hard for one minute.
  • Turn off the burner. Cover the pot with a lid and let stand for 10 minutes. Prepare an ice water bath.
  • Drain the eggs and plunge into the ice bath. Cool for at least 15 minutes. Peel and dry eggs.
  • In a large bowl, grate the eggs on the large side of a box grater. Finely dice the celery and add around 1/4 of a cup. Add crème fraîche and then sprinkle the herbs on top.
  • Halve the avocado, remove pit and scoop the flesh into a separate bowl. Mash the avocado, lemon juice, salt and pepper together until quite smooth. Add the mashed avocado to the grated egg.
  • Fold all of the sandwich ingredients together gently until well combined. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  • Lay out the slices of bread and butter them generously. Divide the egg salad between five slices and spread it around evenly. Dab a small nest of onion sprouts on the opposite piece of bread. Sandwich the two sides together and press down firmly.
  • Cut off the crusts with a serrated knife and cut the sandwiches into four fingers each. Arrange on a platter and serve at once.
  • Sandwiches will keep, well wrapped in plastic, for up to four hours in the refrigerator.

Notes

Peeling eggs is a great kitchen task for young hands. Let your little ones pull up a chair and help out.