These Curry Avocado Egg Salad Phyllo Bites would make a fantastic appetizer at Easter dinner! Completely mayo-free, but every bit as delicious. Thank you to Athens Foods for helping me share this recipe with you.
If you gave me a choice of egg salad and chocolate eggs at Easter, I would take the savory option every single time. Does that sound a bit crazy? It’s not that I don’t covet a few bites of really good chocolate because, believe me, I do! But that just shows you how much I adore egg salad.
Egg salad with curry powder is something that my mum made often when I was growing up, so it has wiggled its way into the part of my brain that craves comfort food. We would also make it with mayo, but since then I’ve discovered some tricks to make a really good egg salad that is completely mayo-free.
When I first started making mayo-free egg salad, I turned to plain Greek yogurt, which is a fantastic substitute that also adds a bit of tang to the mixture. But if I have an avocado on hand, I ditch the dairy, smash up the avocado and mix it into the hard boiled eggs. Healthy fats, the perfect amount of creaminess and extra layer of flavor.
Like any egg salad, this is fantastic on a sandwich or as a cracker topper, but when you want an appetizer that can be made at the last minute and will disappear from the plate in minutes, phyllo bites are the way to go. My freezer is always…and I mean ALWAYS…stocked with Athens Foods Mini Fillo Shells because they defrost in minutes and can be used for both savory appetizers and mini desserts.
In fact, if you take the Mini Fillo Shells out of the freezer just before you start making the egg salad, they’ll be the perfect temperature by the time you’re ready to set them on the Easter table. Easy entertaining for the win!
Curry Avocado Egg Salad Phyllo Bites
- 6 hard boiled eggs peeled
- 1 Hass avocado
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder
- 1 medium tomato diced
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
- 30 mini Athens Mini Fillo Shells 2 packages, defrosted
- Place the hard boiled eggs in a medium bowl and smash with the back of a fork.
- In a small bowl, smash the avocado with the back of a fork. Stir in the lime juice.
- Add the avocado mixture to the eggs, along with the curry powder, tomato, green onion and salt. Stir gently to combine.
- Divide the egg mixture evenly between the fillo shells (about 1 tablespoon each). Serve.
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Erin @ Texanerin Baking
I love that these are mayo-free! Such a great dish for Easter or whenever.
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
I now know what I am going to do with all of these Easter eggs!
I don't think I could choose between chocolate or these beauties -- I'd want them both! I love that you used avocados instead of mayo. 🙂
Erin @ The Speckled Palate
Well, this is just brilliant! I love that you don't use mayo in it, and I'll be sure to point this out to my mayo-hating husband when we're enjoying these this weekend!
Erren @ Erren's Kitchen
Such great flavor combinations! These look fantastic!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia
These bites are perfection! I love the addition of curry!
I'm all for savory too! I would choose these over chocolate all day long....they look fantastic!
Oops sorry I hit post before completed! I love the addition of a little spice from the curry powder too.
These look fabulous. Eggs in any shape or form are my go to comfort food. I absolutely love 'em! Although we don't have mini filo cups here in the U.K. we do have filo pastry, which, I'm sure would happily been turned into cups. Such a brilliant canapé, or appetiser. Thank you for sharing your family's comfort food.