Have you noticed how good the avocados have been this year?? The problem is, I’ve been buying bags of 6, and there are only 2 of us… so we have a lot of avocado to eat! I had avocado deviled eggs at my aunt’s house once, years ago, and loved them, so thought they’d be a great way to use up some of those delicious fruits. This recipe looked like a good match – you know I love cilantro!
3 hard boiled eggs cut in half (see note below)
1 large (Haas) avocado
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp cilantro (chopped)
pinch of salt, pepper, garlic powder (didn’t use garlic)
sprinkle of paprika, optional (didn’t use)
NOTE: I used 7 eggs and still had a lot of filling left. You can use 3 but you will have more of a guacamole filling than a deviled egg filling – nothing wrong with that, just choose what you want and proceed!
ON HARD BOILED EGGS: I have tried every hack to get eggs that peel easily. The only thing that always works is to use eggs that are older. Farm fresh eggs are the worst to peel. Ryan uses her InstantPot to do hers – I think it’s faster but not sure they are guaranteed to peel easily!
So I forgot about the eggs and overcooked then about 5 minutes, hence the dark ring on the yolks. They were fine, just not pretty!
Put the egg yolks and avocado in a bowl and mash with a fork.
Add in remaining ingredients (except paprika if using) and mash/mix. You can’t even tell my yolks had the ring thanks to the green avocado!
Fill the egg halves. Sprinkle with paprika if using. You could top with a cilantro leaf. If you’re serving guests or taking them to a potluck or picnic, wipe the excess off the whites.
RATING: 3 stars – too limey. Can be 4+
RP Servings: for 3 eggs, 2
I love lime, and I may have just had a particularly tart one, but even I thought these were a bit limey. (My citrus sensitive husband didn’t like them at all.) I also added more cilantro than called for. I probably won’t even add the lime If I make them again.
Here’s a hack for you, courtesy of my grandmother (now 106) before “hacks” were a thing. She always made deviled eggs to go on the boat, and would press them back together and wrap them in plastic wrap. They went back in the egg carton, and were very easy (and not messy) to eat on the go!