Guacamole Deviled Eggs

guacamole deviled eggs

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yields: 12 deviled egg halves
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
193 Calories
15g Fat
9g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 193
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 419mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Deviled eggs are always a favorite snack but sometimes you want to switch it up from the traditional recipe. Merging the flavor of guacamole with the richness of a deviled egg, this South meets South-of-the-Border appetizer is the perfect creative answer. Together, the two classic party appetizers are a totally swoon-worthy snack that everyone will love. They're creamy, tangy, and—if you want it to be—spicy. Served the snacks on an egg plate for a celebration-worthy presentation.

Avocado is a good source of healthy fat, and its creaminess stands in for the usual mayo for a healthier deviled egg. Use a nice, ripe avocado for the best texture. Minced garlic, onion, cilantro and lime add lots of guacamole flavor. Give them a kick by adding some jalapeño or keep it simple and kid-friendly by leaving it out.

Serve guacamole deviled eggs at spring and summertime celebrations, from Easter to Cinco De Mayo to warm-weather potlucks.

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped (plus some for garnish)

  • 1 tablespoon red onion, finely minced

  • Optional: 1 to 2 teaspoons jalapeño, small diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    guacamole deviled eggs ingredients

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  2. Peel the hard-boiled eggs, slice them in half, and scoop out the yolks. Place the yolks in a bowl. Place the white halves in an egg plate or on a tray.

    Hard-boiled egg cut in half

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  3. Peel and mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork or potato masher. Leave it as chunky as you wish or make it perfectly smooth.

    Avocado mashed in a bowl

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  4. Mash the egg yolks well.

  5. Add the mashed egg yolks, cilantro, onion, jalapeño (if using), garlic, lime juice, and salt to the mashed avocado and mix them all together until completely combined. Add more salt to taste.

  6. Place the filling in a piping bag or simply use a spoon to add it to the empty egg white halves.

  7. Add a little chopped cilantro on top of the deviled eggs. Serve immediately.

    guacamole deviled eggs garnished with cilantro

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Tips

  • To hard-boil the eggs on the stovetop, add the eggs to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil then remove from the heat and let sit 15 minutes before cooling in cold water and peeling. You can also cook eggs in the Instant Pot.
  • Make sure to get perfectly ripe avocados as any browning in the flesh will cause a poor texture and taste. There are a few tricks to ripen avocados quickly if you can only find rock-hard ones at the store. You can also try freezing a few ripe avocados so you can thaw them quickly when you need them.
  • If you don't have an egg plate, slice a very thin sliver off the bottom of each egg half. This will help keep them from wobbling on the flat plate or tray. Alternatively, arrange them on a bed of greens to keep them from rolling around.


Recipe Variations

  • Top with small diced tomato for more guacamole flavor.
  • Top each deviled egg with a slice of pickled jalapeño pepper.
  • Add some crumbled bacon to the top of the deviled eggs.
  • For a little extra spice, add a few dashes of cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the filling.
  • Dice up a chipotle pepper and throw it into the mix with a little bit of the adobo sauce. Or you can just dust them with a little dried ground chipotle pepper.
  • Add a dollop or two of sour cream for an extra creamy mixture.
  • Replace the jalapeño with milder Anaheim pepper or slightly hotter red Fresno pepper.

How to Store

  • Store hard-boiled eggs in the shell in the fridge for up to 1 week. If the eggs have been peeled, they should be eaten within 2 days.
  • The lime juice keeps the avocado and egg filling from turning brown for at least 24 hours, but the mixture will oxidize over time. Refrigerate leftover deviled eggs in an airtight container and eat within 1 to 2 days.

How Do You Boil Eggs So They Peel Easily?

For hard-boiled eggs that are easy to peel, avoid using very fresh eggs. Older (but not spoiled) eggs tend to be easier to peel. In addition, abrupt changes in temperature while cooking eggs can cause the whites to adhere to the shell. That's why many hard-boiled egg recipes call for you to let the eggs sit in the water off the heat after boiling.


What Is the Difference Between Deviled Eggs and Stuffed Eggs?

Deviled eggs and stuffed eggs are the same dish. Other common names include the British spelling "devilled eggs" and "dressed eggs."

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