I’m not a big mayo fan. I’m not sure why, but something about that weird white stuff in a jar really freaks me out.
I tend to avoid mayo at all costs, including in salads and on sandwiches, which is one reason I have never made deviled eggs! That is until now of course!
I stumbled upon this recipe recently and knew I had to give these deviled eggs a try. Good news, they are super simple, scrumptious, and mayo free! By replacing the mayo with avocado you are getting a healthier version of fats that your body needs, and a whole host of antioxidants to boot! What’s not to love?
Give these little guys a try- for a potluck, for yourself, for St. Patrick’s day or Cinco De Mayo! Whatever the occasion, I promise these eggs will be a crowd pleaser.
Love, a rented kitchen.
- 6 large eggs, hard boiled
- 1 medium avocado
- 2-3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon red onion, minced
- 1 Tablespoon minced jalapeno
- 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon diced tomato
- Pinch of Chile powder (for garnish)
- Optional: Cayenne pepper as desired for a little extra kick!
- Once your eggs are cool after being hard-boiled, remove the shell.
- Cut the eggs in half horizontally, and scoop the yolks into a small bowl.
- Add the avocado to the egg yolk bowl, and mash until well mixed. If you are watching your cholesterol, only add egg yolks from 2 whole eggs and discard the rest. You will have enough filling either way!
- Add the lime juice, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, pepper, and tomato to the avocado mixture. Stir well.
- Taste and add cayenne pepper or additional salt/pepper/lime juice as desired!
- Scoop a heaping spoonful of the guacamole into the 12 halved eggs.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of chile powder and serve!
Notes and Tips!:
- Source: Skinny Taste
- If you like spicy dishes, you are definitely going to want to add the cayenne pepper! If you do not like heat in your dish, you’re in luck, without the cayenne this recipe is pretty tame!
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