Friday, June 15, 2012

Guacamole Deviled Eggs


With summer upon us, it's time to break out some of our warm weather favorites.  Easy, portable treats are a must with evenings at Jazz in the Park, afternoons at a neighbor's pool, or even just a simple gathering in the driveway.  Two of my all time favorites, avocados and eggs,  have found their way together in this easy appetizer that draws "oohs and ahhs" every time they make an appearance at an event.

Easy to whip together with a ripe avocado and hard boiled eggs, this recipe is versatile and works with what you have on hand.  Hard boiled eggs are halved and scooped with one either tossing or saving the yolks depending on your taste.  Making more traditional deviled eggs, we mash the yolks with the avocado and guacamole fixings while stirring in a few dollops of fresh pico de gallo.  Don't want the yolks?  Simply fill the remaining egg whites with your favorite guacamole for an easy finger food that will be gone in a flash.


Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Piped into the waiting egg halves, these deviled eggs are perfect for any of your weekend events.

6 hard boiled eggs
1 avocado
3-4 Tbs diced red or white onion
Cilantro to taste
lime juice to taste
a sprinkle of garlic powder or finely diced fresh garlic
salt to taste
dollop of prepared pico de gallo or salsa

Peel the hard boiled eggs, then slice lengthwise.  Carefully scoop out the yolks.

In a small bowl add the egg yolks and avocado, mash with the back of a fork until just a little chunky (or make smooth if that is your preference.).  Add the onions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt and pico de gallo.  Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired.

Pipe the guacamole into the waiting egg white halves and serve.  

Liv Life Note:  I've always served my eggs fairly quickly after preparation, and have not had any trouble with the avocado browning... However, I'm a little concerned as to what would happen if they were made hours in advance.  Will keep you posted if we try!

19 comments:

  1. Lime juice (and lemon, for that matter) retards the avocado browning, so be sure to put in at least a tablespoon per avocado and mix very well to ensure that the avocado and citrus juice combine. Cover fairly tightly and refrigerate, and it will be ok for several hours, though you will likely see a little discoloration the next day, if you make them the day before.

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  2. The avocado made it creamier. Yummy!

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  3. What a delicious twist on devilled eggs my friend - how it is eaten in Mexico no doubt :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  4. Yum! What a pretty picnic food. These eggs have SUMMER written all over them.

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  5. Awesome fingerfood! So creamy and tasty with avocado.

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  6. Oh, gosh, these must taste fabulous!! Deviled eggs are one of our 4th of July traditions...we may need to shake them up and add avocado this year :)

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  7. Hummm, I love deviled eggs. I love guacamole. Only seems natural to match the two together! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Hi Kim, I just found you over on Lizzy's blog and will now follow your blog too. First you are so fortunate to be near a jazz in the Park series! I'd pack these scrumptious deviled eggs too! What a great idea to add avocado to them. Healthy too! Hope you can stop by sometime.

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  9. OMG - these are a MUST make! What a perfect summer dish. Hubby LOVES deviled eggs and I know he would just adore these. Hope you are having a great Saturday!!

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  10. I've got to try this! Thanks for the post!

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  11. Oh my deliciousness! I love the idea of avocado in deviled eggs! I have thought about trying it on a few occasions but never got around to doing it! Have a fabulous week!

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  12. I love avocado filled deviled eggs. It's my little treat when we have guests since I don't eat egg yolks.
    I wish I knew the secret to stop the avocado from browning :( it happens all the time to me :(

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  13. What a clever twist! They look delicious!

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  14. I am not a huge deviled egg fan but I might be won over by the guac in them!

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  15. I have not seen anything quite like these beauties. What a great idea for deviled eggs--if I made these, most would not make it to the plate!

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  16. Adding a little bit of cooking or olive oil will prevent the browning of the avocado and will not change the taste...!!!

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  17. Yum, this deviled egg dish looks wonderful!

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