We’re combining our two favorite appetizers into one: Deviled Guacamole Eggs! These deviled eggs have all the flavor and pizazz of regular deviled eggs, plus a little guacamole kick. They are mayonnaise free, so healthy to boot!
We took down our Christmas decorations yesterday. We threw ourselves another little dance party, it was a good way to cheer me up instead of being sad that Christmas is over. (This dance party was a little more classy: Pink Martini, no N’Sync.)
And then we looked around and realized how depressingly barren our house is. We have zero replacements for our Christmas decorations. Anyone have any awesome DIY ideas??
Have you guys tried deviled guacamole eggs? This was the first time I have made them, and I don’t know why, because they are amazing. I mean, deviled eggs plus guacamole? How could it get any better than that.
The recipe is from the brand new book Cooking with Coconut Oil by Elizabeth Nyland, who blogs over at Guilty Kitchen. It just came out Monday!
She makes amazing “paleo-ish” recipes, which are mostly gluten and grain free. She is a fabulous photographer and whips up some pretty amazing looking food, you should definitely stop by. Or buy her book! It’s only 13 bucks, and there are some really great ideas in it, especially if you eat paleo or have diet restrictions.
Elizabeth is a fellow member of the Culinary Content Network at the Daily Meal, so I thought I would give her a shout out. Want a sneak peak?
I seriously want to try this Avocado Mousse in Cucumber Cups.
Bacon and Sweet Potato Meatballs!?? I’ll take 3…dozen.
Poached Eggs over Portobello Caps. This is calling my name. Karen…eat me…
I made these Deviled Guacamole Eggs. Sooooo good! You really don’t miss the mayonnaise, the coconut oil and the avocado make it really rich and creamy. If you are still going with your diet 8 days into the new year, this is a great low-carb snack. (And props to you. I just polished off some leftover frozen Chocolate Chunk Gingerbread Cookies, so you are way ahead of me.)
Also, have you guys ever steamed eggs to hard-boil them? AMAZING. I don’t know why I’ve never heard of this before, I’ve seen people do everything from adding baking soda to the water, to baking them, to adding salt, but I’ve never heard of steaming them. The most perfectly cooked eggs I have ever had.
They were so moist; just barely cooked, and just the right shade of yellow. And they were ridiculously easy to peel! I had no casualties, not one. Usually I am the one trying not to tear my eyes out after I shred every last egg white to pieces. I will never cook hard-boiled eggs any other way, ever! There are some how-to shots below.
Note: Elizabeth’s publisher sent me the book for free, but I received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own, of course!
Do you guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?
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Deviled Guacamole Eggs
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 large avocado
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1/2 lime
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, room temperature
- 1 dash hot sauce
- 1/2 roma tomato, minced, or 3 cherry tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced, plus more for garnish
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Fill a pot with a steamer attachment with about 3 inches of water. Bring water to a boil over high heat. Place the eggs in the steamer and set over the boiling water with a lid for 12 minutes. Immediately plunge eggs into ice water and cool completely. (You can boil them for 12 minutes directly in the water if you don't have a steamer.)
- Peel the cooled eggs and cut in half. Put the yolks into the bowl of a food processor, blender, or bowl. Add the avocado, lime juice, coconut oil, and hot sauce. Pulse until smooth, or mash with a fork.
- Stir in the tomatoes and cilantro, and season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon the filing into the whites and garnish with extra cilantro. Serve immediately. If you are serving them later, store them in the fridge but let come to room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
Add your eggs to the steamer and cook for 12 minutes. So easy! Plus the eggs don’t bump around, so there’s no chance of cracking.
Plunge them into cold water.
Look at how beautiful they are! No blemishes! Perfectly peel-able!
I like my tomatoes minced very small.
Here’s the magic stuff.
Stir it up!
I made this recipe for a party today. It was not good, something about mixing lime with egg, just doesn’t go well together. I couldn’t bring these to the party. Luckily I had some cookies I could bring over to the party. I think I’ll stick with the traditional deviled egg recipe from now on. Sorry.
I just tried steaming my eggs to turn them hard-boiled and it was absolutely brilliant. They cooked faster, peeled easier, and my kids claimed they tasted better. (Then again, they say playing “Medal of Honor: WWII” edition makes them learn history better, so they might just be full of crap.)
Thank you for once again improving my life. Now I’ve got to go tell the ladies in the backyard to increase their egg production so I can make this recipe for Saturday’s Colts game.
Yes, I’m so glad you tried it Ami, now I have back up that I’m not crazy!! And yes, get your little hens producing more. I think we could all use more eggs in out lives. Just don’t tell them you will be eating their unborn children.
These look Awesome! I’ve never made deviled eggs. My grandma always makes them for me around the holidays, but I’ve never made them myself. Maybe the first egg I try out should be these?! :)
You’ve never made deviled eggs???????????????? How do you make it through Easter every year?
please. go make this.
Ugh, I know – I miss my Christmas decorations, too. Although I did leave up this little Charlie Brown Christmas figurine set I have. I told my husband it’s more “winter themed,” so we should leave it up all of January :)
I’ve been wanting to make guacamole deviled eggs for so long, and I don’t at all mind that you beat me to it. These are beautiful!
Conning your husband in the name of festivity? You sit on a throne of lies Lori. :)
We still have some decorations up too, but only because we missed them when we packed up…oops!
Hehehe…that is indeed how I roll.
These look awesome! They’re making me hungry! Thanks for posting. : )
Thanks Cassie! They are making me hungry too, I wish I hadn’t eaten them all! It didn’t take long :)
Is step #3 supposed to include the avocado and coconut oil? I didn’t see those added anywhere. And yes, the steamed eggs are new to me as well! Looking forward to trying this recipe.
Oh my gosh Connie! I forgot like half the ingredients!! FAIL! Thanks so much for catching that and telling me. Let me know if you like it!
Steaming the eggs is a great idea! I’m so excited to try it! Its another one of those, why have I never thought of that, things.
It totally works Misty. I was flabbergasted to say the least. So moist! So yellow!
Gorgeous pics Karen, and I love the idea of steaming the eggs instead of boiling!
Thanks Julie! High praise coming from you!
First, I don’t think you could call a “dance party” a “party” if you don’t have N’Sync. Maybe a “cotillion”.
I do however think this recipe would get some attention at both.
haha Linda. I would normally agree with you, but you obviously didn’t click on my Pink Martini link. They are amazing!! I actually think you would totally love them.
Of course, I thought Pink Martini was a Pink Martini, which I thought would be a perfect part of dance party.
I’ve never heard of steaming your eggs to hard boil them either, but now I must try! I love a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg. And these deviled guac eggs looks like perfect use for them. And if you house is feeling a little “undecorated” you could whip out the valentine decorations!
Guilty!! You totally called it Natalie!! I already HAVE Valentine’s decorations up! I was too embarrassed to admit it.
And yes, try the steaming…I’m never going back!
Just had to let you know that I now ONLY steam my hard boiled eggs! You’ve basically changed my life. So much better than boiling them. They are so much easier to peel! I am always coming back to this post to double check how many minutes to let them cook, ha! Welp, off to steam some eggs now : )
Me too Natalie!! Again with the checking my own blog recipes all the time, lol. I NEVER boil them anymore, peeling them is the worst! Mm now I’m craving deviled eggs :)
Steaming eggs…I’m going to have to try out that method. I hate hard boiling eggs. Thanks for sharing the cookbook :)
You’ve got to try it Laura! They were so good, even before I deviled them. So moist!!