- January 18, 2018
- Modified On: June 9, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
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Avocado Green Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs without mayo? Yup! This avocado deviled eggs recipe lets you do just that. Enjoy these green deviled eggs any day.
Here’s an important question: How do you like your eggs? I like mine at snack time, and this creation adds additional nutrients to already good-for-you eggs.
Who’s ready for some avocado deviled eggs with no mayo? For fun, we can call them guacamole deviled eggs!
Thanks to the folks at The American Egg Board for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions, as always, are my own.
Enjoy eggs anytime of day
If you didn’t already know, I’m a big fan of eggs for breakfast and even lunch and dinner. I eat a lot of eggs, sometimes four a day! As a vegetarian, they’re one of my main sources of protein.
In fact, one large egg offers an impressive 6 grams of protein. This is high-quality protein, meaning it’s easy for your body to utilize.
Eggs also offer up the nutrient choline, which is really important for brain development during pregnancy—in fact, many would argue it’s as important as folate!
Choline may continue to positively impact cognition later in life, beyond the baby years. Eggs offer so many nutrients, so get the truth about eggs and cholesterol.
How do I eat my eggs?
As part of its “How Do You Like Your Eggs” campaign, The American Egg Board wants to inspire people to break out of the ordinary and think of all the ways to enjoy eggs.
Well, how do I like my eggs? Here’s my answer: While I love eggs in traditional dishes like omelets, I also love to enjoy them for eating occasions beyond breakfast—such as snack time.
So I decided to bring one of my favorite snack recipes to you, which just happens to feature nutrient-rich eggs.
The ingredients in this green deviled eggs recipe are pretty minimal:
Eggs: Each egg provides 6 grams of high-quality protein!
Avocado: This healthy fat adds a pretty green color to the deviled eggs. When you add the avocado to the recipe, you also add heart-healthy fats.
Lemon: When you make the deviled eggs ahead of time, the lemon juice helps keep everything fresh. The lemon juice contains choline.
Dijon mustard: I love cooking with mustard! The condiment adds a little tang.
Spices (paprika, salt, and black pepper): These spices add pretty color and some nice flavor.
You’ve probably had traditional deviled eggs at least once or twice. Because I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist, I’m always thinking of ways to add even more nutrition to my favorite dishes.
The first step to making avocado deviled eggs is hardboiling the eggs. Once they’re cooked, peel and let them cool. Then slice the eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolks.
Then you combine the yolks, avocado, lemon juice, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor. Process until smooth.
To create a homemade piping bag, add the mixture to a zip-top plastic bag, cutting off a ¼-inch piece at the bottom corner. Pipe the filling into the halved egg whites.
To finish everything off, simply top the creation with black pepper and smoked paprika.
You can eat these deviled eggs with paprika for a snack like I did, or you can serve them as an appetizer at your next dinner party. The paprika deviled eggs will quickly become one of your favorite smoked paprika recipes!
And when it comes to deviled eggs nutrition, you can’t beat the fact that each serving of these smoked paprika deviled eggs is only 50 calories! Now, I think you’ll love these avocado deviled eggs!
If you don’t have any paprika on hand, other spices that would work for sprinkling on top of the eggs include cayenne pepper, chili powder, or garlic powder.
If you don’t have any lemons on hand, feel free to use lime juice instead.
Yes, you can! If you’re going to save these for later, make sure to cover them tightly with plastic wrap to store in the fridge. It’s best to eat them within 1-2 days of making them.
They absolutely can be. I made these deviled eggs without mayo by combining hard-boiled egg yolks, avocado, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper in a food processor.
More tasty egg recipes
Ready to whip up these healthy green deviled eggs? These eggs with paprika are so easy and so delicious!
Get more egg-inspired recipe ideas from the Incredible Egg, too! And also try my:
Ready to whip up these delicious deviled eggs? This will become one of your favorite deviled eggs with avocado recipes!
Avocado Green Deviled Eggs
- 10 large eggs, hardboiled
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- Black pepper
- Smoked paprika
- Once eggs have cooled, slice in half lengthwise and remove the yolks.
- Combine yolks, avocado, lemon juice, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor. Process until smooth.
- Add mixture to a zip-top plastic bag, cutting off a ¼-inch piece at the bottom corner. Pipe the filling into the halved egg whites.
- Dust with black pepper and paprika, and enjoy!
I’d love to hear from you! Let me know if you make this green deviled eggs recipe! How do you like to eat YOUR eggs? What other smoked paprika recipes do you love?
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