Our avocado deviled eggs recipe is the three things we’re all looking for when it comes to food: tasty, healthy, and easy to make. In less than 20 minutes, you can have a nutritious dish, all fresh, creamy, and ready to serve.
What are you waiting for? Let’s check it out.
Are Avocado Deviled Eggs Healthy?
Yes, they definitely are. Eggs and avocados are a perfect health-boosting combination.
The avocado is famous for being a superfood – extremely nutritious and nourishing to the body.
It is an excellent source of monounsaturated fatty acids. These fats help lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and reduce heart disease risks.
In addition, avocados provide an abundant amount of antioxidants, such as vitamins C, E, K and B6, promoting skin health.
However, keep in mind that avocados should be consumed in moderation if you don’t want to put on extra weight, since a single avocado can contain up to 322 calories.
Eggs also provide a boost to your nutrient profile. Being one of the most cost-efficient and nutritious foods on the planet, eggs are rich in protein, vitamins and other essential minerals.
The fats present in an egg are mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, which are beneficial for your health. Though there have been concerns in the past that eating eggs may lead to cardiovascular disease, eating eggs has not been found to have a serious effect on cholesterol in the blood, if consumed in moderation.
Okay, eggs and avocados are great, but what about the bacon? Not much of a healthy option, is it?
No worries. Our recipe does include crumbled bacon as one of the ingredients, but only a tiny amount: half an ounce for four servings to add a savory touch.
Now, let’s check out more of the ingredients.
Ingredients for Avocado Deviled Eggs
This delightful combination of ingredients is incredibly simple:
- Avocado: Choose ripe California avocados for the perfect creaminess.
- Eggs: These work extremely well with avocados. Not only does this combo bring a satisfying taste but also a wealth of nutrition.
- Seasoning: Only a little bit of salt needs to be added to enhance the flavor.
- Bacon: Crumbled bacon on top adds an extra savory note to the dish and a crispy texture for contrast.
- Others: One tablespoon of lime juice balances out the rich creamy taste of egg and avocado. Other spices, such as paprika and pepper, give this dish a hint of extra flavor.
How to Choose a Good Avocado
It can be tricky to pick a perfect avocado, as it can be hard to tell when it is ripe.
Even though looking at its skin color may help to some extent, it is not always a reliable method because different avocado varieties have different colors as they ripen.
When you pick an avocado, hold it in the palm of your hand and gently press it. Remember not to give too much pressure since this can create bruising. If it gives slightly, then it is most likely ripe and ready. Don’t pick anything too hard or too mushy.
How to Prepare Ingredients for This Recipe
Avocado: First, cut it in half, remove the seed, then peel off the skin. After that, cut the halves again into smaller pieces.
Eggs: After boiling your eggs, peel them. Then, cut these hard-boiled eggs in half and scoop out the yolks.
How to Make Avocado Deviled Eggs
After preparing the ingredients, it only takes three simple steps and less than 10 minutes to complete the dish:
Mix them up.
Put the mixture into a piping bag
Fill up the whites.
Garnish and relish.
There is also a more detailed description and measurements included in the recipe card at the end of this article.
How to Serve Avocado Deviled Eggs
Avocado deviled eggs is a classic but versatile dish. It can be served as an appetizer at parties or at cozy gatherings with family and friends. You can also serve it with bread, sandwiches and noodles during lunchtime for a more fulfilling and satisfying meal.
Avocado deviled eggs also go extremely well with salads thanks to their freshness and creaminess. It’s a simple, delicious dish you can enjoy in many different ways and never get tired of it.
How Long Do Avocado Deviled Eggs Last?
Since avocados contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase, which causes oxidation, they will quickly turn brown once cut. Therefore, it is best to serve this dish fresh, while the vibrant green is still there.
If there are leftovers, put the remaining avocado deviled eggs in airtight containers and keep them in the fridge. Make sure you eat them within 1-2 days for the best quality.
We do not recommend freezing them.
Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe
- 6 oz avocado chunked
- 6 medium eggs
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 0.5 oz jalapeno
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
- 1/2 oz pan-fried bacon crumbled, divided
- Put 6 oz avocado, 6 boiled egg yolks, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1/2 oz jalapeno, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp of pepper, 2 tbsp of cilantro, and 1/4 oz crumbled bacon into a food processor then blend until smooth. You can also put these in a bowl and mix them by hand if desired.
- Put the mixture into a piping bag.
- Cut off the tip, then pipe it into the hard-boiled egg whites.
- Garnish with 1/4 teaspoon of paprika and the remaining crumbled bacon on top.