Avocado Deviled Eggs are a classic southern appetizer made using avocados instead of mayo. Creamy, a little spicy, nutritious, and delicious!
About Avocado Deviled Eggs
In place of the normal mayonnaise in regular deviled eggs, you use a mashed avocado, which makes your deviled eggs equally creamy and flavorful sans mayo.
And while the avocado gives it a fun green color, there isn't a strong avocado flavor.
Another bonus of using the green avocado is if your hard-boiled eggs have green rings around the yolks, you won't notice since they are all mashed with the green avocado.
These are easy to throw together and can be enjoyed as an appetizer for a group or as a high-protein snack. You can easily double or triple the recipe if needed.
Eggs: Use any type of large eggs that have been hard-boiled. You can also buy eggs that have already been hard-boiled.
Avocado: A small to medium-sized avocado works well. If you have a large avocado, start with half and add more as needed.
Seasoning: Salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper are the seasonings used in this recipe. Nutmeg is another option if you want a little something extra but only use a dash or two. Be sure to taste the mixture before filling the egg whites, so you can adjust the seasonings as needed.
Lemon: Use fresh or bottled lemon juice. Since there are only a few ingredients in this recipe, try not to add too much lemon juice until you've tasted the mixture because lemon juice can get too intense if you add a lot.
Topping: You can sprinkle the finished deviled eggs by sprinkling with paprika or adding green onion or chives. Both are optional.
Cost of Recipe
- eggs 6 large: $1.38
- avocado 1 medium: $1
- salt 1/4 teaspoon: $0.01
- garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon: $0.01
- cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon: $0.01
- lemon juice 1 tablespoon: $0.25
- paprika 1/8 teaspoon: $0.02
TOTAL COST: $2.68 or $0.45/serving (Based on San Diego grocery stores 2022)
Note that this is not the recipe; it's simply to show the cost breakdown of ingredients. Be sure to scroll down to the full recipe to see the specific ingredients and directions.
How to Make Avocado Deviled Eggs
Time needed: 15 minutes.
Using avocado instead of mayo, you get deliciously, creamy avocado deviled eggs.
- Slice the hard-boiled eggs in half.
Transfer yolks to a bowl.
- Mash avocado, egg yolks, and spices together.
Add lemon juice. Taste and add more seasonings if needed.
- Fill egg whites with avocado-yolk mixture.
- Sprinkle with paprika, cayenne pepper, and/or green onions.
When you taste the avocado-egg yolk mixture, remember that it's going into the egg whites that have very little flavor. So be sure that the avocado mixture has enough flavor so the avocado deviled eggs aren't bland.
Lemon: You can use lime juice, white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar in place of the lemon juice.
Seasoning: There are a few options for seasoning your avocado deviled eggs.
Jalapeño: You can also add in a little minced jalapeños to increase the level of spiciness to the eggs.
Onion: Stir in 1 tablespoon minced red onion after mashing the avocado and egg yolks together.
Nutmeg: Adding a dash of nutmeg adds a hint of nutty, aromatic flavor. But it's completely optional.
Cayenne pepper: Substitute the cayenne pepper with red pepper flakes or 1 to 3 teaspoons of minced jalapeño. Be sure to add a small amount and taste before adding more.
How to Make Allergy Friendly
This recipe for avocado deviled eggs is already gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.
How to Fix a Mistake
Mixture is too dry or crumbly: If the mixture is too crumbly, you can add an extra teaspoon of lemon or lime juice. Or use water to make sure that your avocado deviled eggs aren't too tart from the lemon juice. Add 1/2 teaspoon of water at a time, and mix well before adding more liquid to keep your mixture from being too thin.
Mixture is too thin: Add extra avocado or additional hard-boiled egg yolk.
Make Ahead Ideas
While you can make these ahead, the avocado might turn slightly brown. But they will last for up to 5 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Keep in an airtight container in the fridge. You don't want to freeze deviled eggs as the texture will be strange after defrosting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are deviled eggs healthy?
As always, it depends on how you define the term "healthy," but avocados and eggs both offer nutritional benefits. See below.
One large egg is an excellent source of Vitamin B12, biotin, choline, and selenium. They are a good source of protein, riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and pantothenic acid.
A serving of avocado is a good source of fiber, Vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and copper.
Both eggs and avocados are high in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
What to Serve with Avocado Deviled Eggs
Since these are low in carbohydrates, pair them with fruit or grains for a more satisfying and filling snack. If you are serving as an appetizer, some great additions to the table would be sliders, easy homemade salsa, roasted garlic hummus (or artichoke hummus).
No need to save these only for Easter; these creamy, flavorful, nutritious avocado deviled eggs are a great snack or appetizer for a crowd.
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Avocado Deviled Eggs
- 6 large eggs hard-boiled and peeled
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- dash nutmeg optional
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice
- 1 green onion chopped
- dash paprika optional
- Slice eggs in half, and put the egg yolks in the bowl with the avocado.
- Mash the yolks and avocado together. Stir well to completely combine.
- Season with salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and optional nutmeg, if using.
- Add in the lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Spoon the mixture into the egg whites.
- Sprinkle with paprika and/or green onion if desired. Enjoy!
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This post was originally published on April 17, 2014. Text, recipe, and photos have been updated.
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