Healthy Deviled Eggs with Avocado
Easy and delicious healthy green deviled eggs with creamy avocado and jalapeno topping! Paleo and Gluten Free.
Posted By Savita
Quick and healthy Deviled Eggs! These deviled eggs are packed with egg-protein, topped with homemade spicy and green good-fat avocado sauce! They are also mayo free and far more quicker to put together! Paleo, gluten free, and ketogenic diet friendly!
Honestly, eggs and avocado are made for each other. Don't you think? I never miss the opportunity to bring these two together. Like my Spicy Avocado Pasta with Cajon Fried Eggs and Avocado Egg Toast with Tomato Jam are often in our Sunday brunch menu.
This is a kind of appetizer which I would serve anytime of the year.. not just on special occasions. Plus, it is so easy to make a batch of avocado deviled eggs that you will wonder, why have you not tried it before?!
Now, if you thinking eggs and healthy? Well, they are good source of protein and good for health when part of a balanced diet regime. Including eggs in a plant-based diet can complete body's need of protein without need for eating meats.
Okay, now let's see what makes this Deviled Egg recipe healthy?
Avocado - Healthy fats and good source of vitamins.
Garlic, Jalapeno - Know for anti-inflammatory properties and rich in antioxidants.
Olive Oil - Good source of Vitamin E.
Lemon, parsley – Abundant in Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
Egg White - Good source of protein.
Egg yolks - Yolks? yes, yolks! Yolks are only known for their bad cholesterol reputation but actually these are very good source of vitamin B-complex, and have great anti-inflammatory properties.
For this deviled egg recipe, I leave the yolks in egg halves and pipe avocado dressing on top. But, if you want to avoid yolks or want low-fat deviled eggs? Just discard yolks, and fill egg white cavities with only avocado sauce.
...continuing my thought of leaving the yolks in egg instead of mixing with filling. I personally did not feel like to mix anything in avocado that will make it dull color or mask it's flavor. Also, leaving the egg yolks intact made recipe super quick.
To make avocado deviled eggs... I start by boiling the eggs. (If you are new to deviled eggs? I shared a little more about these in my previous Spicy Deviled Eggs post.) While eggs boil, I mix a batch of avocado sauce. That's it!
After eggs boil and avocado filling is ready... the only thing left to do is: peel eggs, slice in half, top with jalapeno-avocado sauce! Serve and enjoy!
So so easy! Isn't it? And flavor! Spot on!
But don’t be mislead by healthy title, or jalapeno heat.. these little bite-size treats are very flavorful, not that spicy, and are perfect to serve at any party. These will be nice change from regular mustard-mayo deviled eggs.
Let me sum up why this will make great addition in appetizer:
1. Fresh green color with zing of lemon/jalapeno and creaminess of avocado.
2. Mayo less deviled eggs are perfect for guests with raw egg allergies. (like myself)
3. Nice change or contrast to regular mustard-mayo deviled eggs. (both will make great platter together.)
That being said, if you thinking to serve variety of deviled egg recipes in one platter? You can checkout my Buffalo Chicken Spicy Deviled Eggs Recipe too! I have one more bold and spicy deviled eggs recipe coming soon. hint hint.
Guacamole or Fresh Avocado Sauce?
Okay, before I direct you to the recipe.. I must share that these avocado eggs are very similar to Guacamole topped deviled eggs.
If you ask, can I use any guacamole instead of this sauce? I would say, you can but I recommend not to.
I have added garlic, jalapeno, and olive oil in this which make smooth non-watery avocado guacamole. It goes will with boiled eggs and these ingredients are not so common in guacamole. (Even though I have shared a garlicky guacamole recipe.. but that is just me! I mean, 70 percent of guacamole may have onion but no garlic and oil.)
So, if you can find one which is not runny and has flavors you prefer? Use it! Or make a fresh batch using recipe below. It takes only 5 minutes. Just assemble all ingredients and process in food processor. No cooking needed!
Now, please go ahead, enjoy the recipe! Make some today to serve for snacking, or pin the recipe to serve in brunch for Easter.
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Healthy Deviled Eggs with Avocado
- 12 Egg(s)
- 2 Avocado (ripe not firm, ready to use but not brown)
- 3-4 tbsp Lemon (juice, adjust per taste)
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Jalapeno (seeds and stem removed)
- 1 Garlic (clove)
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro (leaves)
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Salt (adjust to taste)
1. Boil eggs with cold water until start boiling. Once started boiling, remove from heat and set aside in hot water for 12 minutes. Once eggs cool down, peel eggs and slice in half.
2. In food processor jar, add rest of ingredients for deviled eggs filling (I don't remove/use egg yolks for this recipe), and process to get lump free filling. Taste and adjust salt and lemon juice (important, always taste and adjust seasonings).
3. Spoon or pipe over egg halves. Place filled eggs on deviled eggs platter. Garnish with tiny bit of sweet paprika for color (optional) or herb of your choice. Serve and enjoy!
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