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Hard-Boiled Egg Whites with Avocado


The protein in egg whites and unsaturated fat in avocados provide long-lasting energy.

  • Servings: 4

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.

Cook's Notes

If you keep hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator, you can make this breakfast at a moment's notice.

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  • 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