If you're looking for a quick, healthy appetizer that's ready in under an hour, these avocado deviled eggs are a great option. They're perfect for a quick and easy snack or party appetizer, and they're loaded with healthy fats and nutrients. So why not add them to your next party menu?
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💭 Why you'll love this recipe
- Quick and easy appetizer made with only a few simple ingredients, these avocado deviled eggs are ready in under an hour and are sure to be a hit with your guests. In fact, it's one of our favorite appetizers!
- Healthier option: They are a great source of healthy fats and protein and made with avocados to provide creaminess instead of mayonnaise.
📋 Ingredients and notes
To make avocado deviled eggs, you'll need hardboiled eggs, a ripe avocado, Dijon mustard, lime juice, Greek yogurt (optional), salt, and black pepper, as well as paprika and chives for garnish.
Notes and Variations
- Instead of paprika and chives for garnish, you can also use any herbs of your choice (like parsley stems, or scallions even) and omit paprika.
- You can kick it up a spicy notch and add chili powder, garlic powder or even a dash of hot sauce.
- To diversify your garnishes, you can add red onion, red pepper flakes or fresh cilantro to make this easy recipe tangy.
- Adding mayonnaise, sour cream, or Greek yogurt can help make an ultra creamy deviled egg, but I find that the avocado does the job well!
📖 Make avocado deviled eggs!
Make hardboiled eggs
To boil eggs, boil a pot of water in a large saucepan. Then, reduce heat and use a skimmer to place the eggs in the pot. Increase heat to a rolling boil and cook eggs for 13 minutes.
After 13 minutes, remove eggs from the pot and place them in an ice water bath (a big bowl with ice and cold water). Once eggs have cooled down completely, peel and set aside. You can also make eggs in an Instant Pot or an air fryer super easily.
Make avocado-egg filling
Slice the cooked egg in half lengthwise. Remove the egg yolks using a small spoon and place in a medium mixing bowl. Set the egg whites (halves) aside after making sure there's no yolks left on them.
Add mashed yolks along with Dijon mustard, fresh lime juice, salt, pepper, and avocado to a bowl and mash to combine. You can also add Greek yogurt to the mashed avocado if you want a creamier consistency! This will really depend on the creaminess of the yolk.
Pipe the avocado mixture into the egg white halves. You can do this with a simple plastic bag or a piping bag (or simply just spoon the filling into the egg-white halves). Garnish with chives and paprika (or other herbs and seasoning of your choice!
Enjoy these healthy, avocado deviled eggs!
👩🏽🍳Top tips and FAQs
Yes! You can absolutely make these in advance. I usually hard boil a large batch of eggs (up to a week in advance). Then, you can prepare the filling when you need to pipe, and serve them fresh. I don't recommend making the filling ahead of time since the avocado can go brown, and it does not look as appealing!
This is caused by leaving cooked eggs in an ice bath (or out!) for too long. Let them cool down, but peel the eggs immediately thereafter to avoid the green rings.
Use the back of a spoon or fork to mash but make sure to not overwork yolks into a dry paste. Alternatively, you can push the yolks through a fine mesh sieve or even a ricer! This will create smooth egg yolks that remain fluffy. I don't like using the food processor since it makes the egg yolks really pasty.
🍴 Serving and storage suggestions
These deviled eggs can be stored in the fridge for a day or two, in an airtight container in a single layer. I don't recommend freezing them! If you're looking for a super cute tray to carry them, these deviled egg trays have saved my life at many a summer potluck! Prevents you from struggling with getting plastic wrap all over the tops of the deviled eggs.
If you want to make them in advance, follow the instructions in the FAQ box above to cook the eggs, and store the halves separately. Then, make the filling and pipe the eggs when you're ready to serve them!
If you have extra filling, you can store them in an airtight container for a day or two at most. But I recommend making the filling fresh if possible. So, I suggest just using the extra filling as an avocado egg salad instead! Throw it between two slices of bread, and you have a great sandwich!
Interested in making another fun deviled egg recipe? Check out my colored deviled eggs recipe for a great activity to do with your kids.
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Avocado Deviled Eggs
- 3 eggs, large
- 1 avocado, medium sized
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt, optional
- ⅛ teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, adjust to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon paprika, for garnish
- 2 chives, for garnish
Make Hard Boiled Eggs
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and use a skimmer to place the eggs in the pot. Increase heat back to high and cook the eggs for 13 minutes.
- While eggs are boiling, prepare an ice bath by adding ice cubes and cold water to a large bowl and set aside. After 13 minutes, remove the eggs from the pot using a skimmer and place them in the ice bath
- Once the eggs have cooled completely, peel them and set aside.
Make Avocado Deviled Eggs
- Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks using a small spoon and place in a medium sized mixing bowl. Set the whites aside.
- Add the flesh of 1 avocado, 1 teaspoon of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, and ⅛ teaspoon each of salt and pepper into the mixing bowl with the yolks. You can also add 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt if you want a creamier consistency. Mash the yolks and combine well with other ingredients until the mixture is smooth.
- Use a spoon or a piping bag to fill the whites with the yolk mixture. Garnish with chives and paprika or even pickled onions!
- Adding Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise) can help make the filling more creamy (depending on the consistency of your avocado) but it's totally optional. It does make it easier to pipe the filling though.
- You can substitute lime juice with a vinegar of your choice, but I find that the acidic citrus notes works great with avocado.
- Check out the equipment section if you're looking for a great deviled egg carrying tray - it's saved me during many potlucks!