I am not the biggest egg-eater, yet I always seem to buy a dozen from the grocery store. So I end up having lots of eggs leftover and to avoid wasting them I either bake with them, boil them for hard-boiled eggs or make deviled eggs. Avocado Deviled Eggs is a tasty twist on classic deviled eggs; don’t let the color of the filling scare you! The combination of avocado, red pepper flakes, and other spices add tons of extra flavor to an otherwise basic recipe.
Prefer more (or less) heat? Simply adjust the amount of crushed red pepper until you find the right balance.
- 8 large eggs
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 medium avocados
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tbsp avocado mayonnaise
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
- sea salt & black pepper, to taste
- 1 large avocado
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Wash the avocado and cut it in half. Scoop out the flesh and put it into the blender.
Add lemon juice, salt, and cayenne pepper and blend together.
With blender running, add olive oil slowly. You may have to stop the machine several times to redistribute ingredients. Puree to a smooth creamy mixture.
Makes 3/4 cup.
Place eggs in a large pot and cover by an inch or two cold water. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to the pot and bring to a rolling boil. Cover and turn off heat. Let the eggs sit on the burner, covered, for 11-12 minutes.
Drain the eggs and rinse in cold water to stop cooking process. Once cool enough to handle, gently peel and slice each egg in half lengthwise.
Carefully remove the yolks with a spoon and transfer to a small mixing bowl. Set the cooked egg whites aside.
Add the avocado, lemon juice, avocado mayonnaise, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika to the bowl with the yolks. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and mash everything together until thoroughly combined.
Fill each egg half with a tablespoon of the avocado mixture and top with fresh parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Add white vinegar to the water when making hard-boiled eggs to make them easier to peel.
If you make these deviled eggs, please let me know how you like them.