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Hard-Boiled Egg Whites with Avocado

This rustic dish has an unexpected combination of textures that works beautifully. Neither the egg whites nor the avocados have cholesterol, and the fat in the dish is monosaturated (the "good" fat). If you keep hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator, you can make this breakfast at a moment's notice.

  • Servings: 4
Hard-Boiled Egg Whites with Avocado

Photography: Lisa Hubbard

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2004


  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 avocados, preferably Hass
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Cover eggs with cold water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat. Let eggs stand, covered, 8 minutes; transfer with a slotted spoon to an ice-water bath, and let cool. Peel eggs. Separate yolks from whites (reserve yolks for another use).Tear whites into 1-inch pieces; divide among four bowls.

  2. Halve and pit the avocados. Using a spoon, scrape out pieces; divide among bowls with egg whites. Divide salt among servings, and season with pepper. Drizzle each serving with 3/4 teaspoon oil.

Reviews (3)

  • booboo 1 Jul, 2014

    I love this combination. Make sure you ditch the yolk (for your homemade mayonnaise recipe) I buy my eggs in bulk 3-7 dozen and boil 8 at a time. You can’t go wrong because egg whites are like 5 calories and you will burn that within 30mins of watching TV. Avocados are equally awesome, I find myself eating a whole one buy myself without any salad or rice; which is the way it was introduced to me. My girlfriend thought I was weird for marrying the avocado and egg whites until Martha validated my idea : )

  • stopngo 10 Jan, 2014

    Recipe seems simple and easy that even a child could do it and "this is a good thing"...My only complaint is the recipe tells you to put the yolks away for something else...but the picture definitely shows the yolks being used. I know this is anal and I apologize for it, but there are those out there who rely on the pictures as much as the written recipe...besides...I raise chickens for their eggs...LOL

  • hypeguru 17 Feb, 2010

    Delicious with Hass (Chilean, small dark green)
    I liKE to ADD 1 tbsp dry oatmeal, 1 tbsp sunflower seeds (no shell) OR pine nuts, cilantro

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