When it comes to classic appetizers, traditional deviled eggs have always held a special place in our hearts.
Their perfect blend of creamy yolks, zesty mustard, and a touch of paprika has graced countless party platters and potlucks.
But what if I told you there’s a way to take this beloved dish to a whole new level of deliciousness? Say hello to Avocado Deviled Eggs – a modern twist that brings together the rich creaminess of avocados with the timeless appeal of deviled eggs.
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests with this mouthwatering easy recipe creation!
Avocado deviled eggs are the result of a culinary marriage made in heaven.
Creamy avocado and velvety egg yolks come together to create a filling that’s as luxurious as it is flavorful.
It’s a match that’s truly meant to be!
Ingredients you will need for Avocado Deviled Eggs
- 6 large eggs
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped (optional)
Equipment you will need:
- medium or large saucepan – for boiling the eggs.
- cutting board – to chop the cilantro and eggs on
- knifes – to chop the cilantro and slice the eggs in half
- fork & spoon – to mash the avocado and egg yolks and to remove the avocado from the flesh.
- small mixing bowl – to combine and mash the avocado filling.
- pastry bag (optional) – if you want to create a decorative swirl of filling.
- plastic wrap – to prevent the avocado filling from browning while chilling.
- citrus juicer (optional) – if you want to extract fresh lemon juice.
How to make avocado deviled eggs without mayo.
Add your eggs to a medium pot, and fill halfway with water. Bring to a rolling boil and boil over high heat for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat, and cover for 10 minutes.
While the eggs are cooling, chop the cilantro (if you are using it), and cut your avocados in half.
Use a spoon to get the avocado out of the shell, and add to a small bowl.
Add the lime juice and smoked paprika to the bowl, and use a fork to mash it all together.
After the hard-boiled eggs have been set for 10 minutes, take the whole pot to the sink, run it under cold water, fill the pot, and dump it a few times.
This ice water bath helps to cool the eggs a bit and makes them easier to peel.
Once you have the eggs peeled, slice them in half.
Add the cooked yolks to the avocado mixture and mashed them together.
Using a piping bag or spoon, add the avocado mixture to the egg white halves.
Sprinkle with extra paprika, and add your chopped cilantro.
If you like a little extra spice you can replace the extra paprika and instead add on a dash of cayenne pepper.
Chill until ready to serve.
Presentation and Serving:
Avocado deviled eggs not only taste divine but also look incredibly appealing on any appetizer platter.
The vibrant green filling contrasts beautifully with the pure white of the egg whites, creating a visually striking dish that’s sure to capture everyone’s attention.
Serve them as a stunning prelude to a meal or make them the star of your next gathering.
Versatility and Customization:
One of the great things about avocado deviled eggs is their adaptability.
While the recipe above offers a fantastic base, don’t hesitate to get creative!
You can experiment with different seasonings, toppings, or mix-ins to add your own personal twist.
Bacon crumbles, chopped chives, minced garlic (or garlic powder), black pepper, chili powder, green onions, or even a sprinkle of feta cheese can take these deviled eggs to new heights of flavor.
Can I use any type of avocado for avocado deviled eggs?
Yes, you can use different varieties of avocados, but it’s best to choose ripe avocados that are creamy and easy to mash. Hass avocados are commonly used due to their rich, buttery texture.
How do I know if an avocado is ripe?
Gently squeeze the avocado; a ripe avocado should yield slightly to gentle pressure. Avoid avocados that are too soft or have dark spots.
Can I make the filling in advance?
While you can prepare the filling in advance, it’s recommended to assemble the deviled eggs just before serving to maintain the freshness and prevent browning. The lime juice will keep in from browning for a little while but inevitably if you wait to long it will start to brown as that is what avocados do.
How long can I store avocado deviled eggs in the refrigerator?
Avocado deviled eggs should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consumed within 1-2 days for optimal freshness.
How do I prevent the avocado filling from turning brown?
The lemon juice in the recipe helps prevent the avocado from browning. Additionally, placing plastic wrap directly on the surface of the filling before refrigerating can minimize exposure to air.
Are avocado deviled eggs suitable for dietary restrictions?
Avocado deviled eggs can be adapted for various dietary preferences. You can make them gluten-free, dairy-free, or keto-friendly by choosing appropriate ingredients and omitting any elements that don’t align with the desired dietary restrictions. This specific recipe above is Keto friendly.
Remember, making avocado deviled eggs is about having fun and experimenting with flavors. Don’t be afraid to customize the recipe to suit your preferences and dietary needs.
Enjoy the process and the delicious end result!