Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

To prevent avocado from browning in leftover egg salad, place any remaining salad in a bowl and cover surface with plastic wrap. Then cover the entire bowl tightly with plastic wrap.

How to Make It

Step 1

Add water to a large saucepan to a depth of 1 inch; set a large vegetable steamer in pan. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add eggs to steamer. Cover and steam eggs 16 minutes. Remove from heat. Place eggs in a large ice water-filled bowl.

Step 2

While eggs cook, combine 3 tablespoons water, vinegar, and sugar in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until boiling. Add celery; let stand 15 minutes. Drain.

Step 3

Meanwhile, combine avocado, mayonnaise, juice, mustard, pepper, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring well until smooth.

Step 4

Peel eggs; discard shells. Slice eggs in half lengthwise; reserve 2 yolks for another use. Chop remaining eggs and egg whites. Gently stir eggs, celery, and sunflower seeds into avocado mixture. Top 4 bread slices with about 1/2 cup egg mixture, 1/4 cup arugula, 1 tomato slice, and remaining 4 bread slices.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Great sammich

ChrisInPA
May 14, 2016
Will make again.  Could use some bacon. 

an awesome lunch

JaninBaltimore
August 19, 2015
Delicious! Will add this recipe to my lunch rotation.

Awesome egg salad

Amy9876
May 09, 2015
Pickling the celery seemed a bit excessive, but the resulting flavors were great.  Even non-avocado lovers might like it.  I didn't have sesame seeds, so I left them out.  It was very tasty. 

tasty and easy

daneanp
May 05, 2015
 this is yummy - will definitely make again