Refresh your taste-buds with these avocado deviled eggs. They’re light and delicious–incredibly smooth and rich with a zing of lime and jalapeño to keep things light.
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Guacamole + Deviled Eggs.
With Spring comes Easter, and oh man do I love feast holidays. I mean, sure, family and friends are great. But really, the foooood. It’s what brings us all together.
On Easter, my family sticks to the traditional lineup: Juicy baked ham and rich mashed potatoes, rolls-a-plenty, and of course, all the deviled eggs. And since we’ve had the exact same Easter meal for years, and since that gets a little boring, and since I cook every day and have loads of ideas, I thought I’d shake things up this year…
My secret plan? Keto Avocado deviled eggs.
Now, as you may know, I have about a dozen deviled egg recipes on my site. But this one is special. And I chose this recipe to share with my loved ones for a few reasons:
- Think of these as guacamole deviled eggs (not just substituting avocado for mayo).
- They’re smooth and creamy, fresh and zesty.
- No one will be able to resist.
The thing I love most about these keto avocado deviled eggs is that they’re not reserved for big holiday meals–they’re perfect for appetizers or low carb snacks any day of the week. Whenever I make these, they’re gone from the fridge within hours.
Try this keto avocado deviled eggs recipe out, but be aware: it’s a recipe people will beg you to make!
You Say Mayo, I Say Avocado (And Other Ingredients).
Here are some ingredient notes for these keto avocado deviled eggs without mayo:
Eggs – a few pro tips and tricks:
- Old(er) hard-boiled eggs (vs. fresh) are easier to peel.
- You can buy hard-boiled and peeled eggs, just check the ingredient list, as preservatives added to these can throw off the taste.
- My favorite way to hard boil eggs? An Instant Pot. It’ll take 5 minutes to come to heat and 5 minutes to cook.
- Egg peel hack: Crack both the top and bottom of the egg, then roll it with your hand on the counter or a plate, gently applying pressure.
Jalapeno + Cayenne Pepper – These will add some heat to our delish keto avocado deviled eggs. If after taste testing the filling you’d like to take it up a few notches, add another jalapeno or more cayenne. Currently, the heat level of this recipe is about a medium.
Store your leftovers in the fridge–They’ll be good in there for a couple of days but they’re prettiest (color-wise) when made fresh. To preserve the greenness of your easy avocado deviled egg recipe, be sure to squeeze extra lime juice on top to help prevent the avocado from browning.
Deviled Eggs Without Mayo, Questions + Answers:
- Do I have to use a food processor for the filling? Nope, BUT, it will give you significantly creamier results. Unlike mayonnaise (used in traditional deviled eggs), avocado and egg yolks are difficult to combine, unless you use a high-speed machine like a food processor.
- Do I have to use a piping bag or a resealable bag? No, these will give you “prettier” avocado deviled eggs. Honestly, when I make these for the fam, I usually just spoon the filling into each egg white.
- Are avocado and boiled eggs good for you? This really depends on your eating plan! If (like me) you’re looking for keto avocado deviled eggs, then yes, eggs and avocado are a great low carb snack/appetizer. If you’re looking for a low fat meal, consider using low carb Greek yogurt instead.
- Can deviled eggs be frozen? Whether you’re making avocado or traditional deviled eggs, they aren’t the best to freeze. Eat them fresh, then make a new batch when your cravings strike.
- Decorate with toppings. Garnishes are EVERYTHING. Not only do they give your avocado deviled eggs some flavaaaa, they’re also a great way to add a crunchy texture to an otherwise soft dish. Add, bacon crumbles, crushed pork rinds, or try my deviled eggs with relish!
- Make these spicier. Turn these into spicy deviled eggs by adding more jalapeno or cayenne pepper.
- Skip the yolk. Want egg white deviled eggs? Just skip the yolk.
More Easy Recipes with Avocado
Keto Avocado Deviled EggsPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 12 Large Eggs (Note 1)
- 2 Avocados pitted, (Note 2)
- 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
- 2 Cloves Garlic minced
- 1/2 Jalapeno deseeded and minced, (Note 3)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro finely chopped
- Hard boil the eggs. Cover eggs (12) with 1 ½” of water in a large saucepan. Bring water to a boil, then remove pan from heat and cover it with a lid. Set aside, and allow the eggs to cook like this for 18 minutes. While cooking, prepare a large bowl with ice and cold water. Remove eggs from the saucepan into the bowl of ice water with tongs. Once cool enough to handle (a few minutes) peel the eggs.
- Make the filling. Cut each egg in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks and place them inside a food processor (Note 4). Add avocados (2), lime juice (3 tablespoons), minced garlic (2 cloves), minced jalapeno (1/2 deseeded), cayenne pepper (1/2 teaspoon), and salt (1 teaspoon) and process until creamy smooth. Be sure to pause the processor occasionally to clean off the sides to ensure everything incorporates. Add cilantro (1/4 cup), and pulse a few times. Taste the filling and adjust to your liking (Note 3).
- Fill the eggs. Use a spoon, baggie (with a small hole in the tip, see video), or a piping bag to add filling to the center of each egg white. Sprinkle the top of your eggs with additional cilantro and cayenne pepper. Serve immediately (Note 5) and enjoy!
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- Don't feel like hard-boiling/peeling eggs? Costco and Trader Joe's both sell hard-boiled and peeled eggs which work for this recipe, just skip step one.
- Avocados. Go for haas! They’re higher in fat, creamier, and more delicious.
- Adjust the spice of this recipe by adding more jalapeno, or including some of the seeds. As is, I'd consider this recipe to have a medium spice level.
- Food processor for the win! Without it, the egg yolk and avocado are difficult to fully combine and can have a gritty texture. If you don't have a food processor, try an immersion blender, or mashed everything together realllllly well.
- These deviled eggs are best enjoyed immediately, as they will brown in the fridge. To slow down the browning, squeeze extra lime juice over the top of the filling and store them an airtight container.
- Nutritional information is based on 1 egg (or 2 deviled egg halves):