Here we have the perfect Easter appetizer and these Avocado Deviled Eggs give a deliciously spicy kick. Ready in just 25 minutes using eggs, avocados, and crushed red pepper flakes.
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Avocado Deviled Eggs
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer that never seems to go out of style. they’re perfect for any occasion, and they’re ridiculously easy to make.
For a tasty twist on the classic deviled eggs, give this slightly spicy version a try.
The combination of avocado, red pepper flakes, and other spices add tons of extra flavor to an otherwise basic recipe.
Prefer more (or less) heat? Simply adjust the amount of crushed red pepper until you find the right balance.
Fun Food Facts!
- The deviled egg can be traced back to ancient Rome, where boiled eggs were seasoned with spicy sauces and served as a starter meal during gatherings and feasts.
- The word deviled, in reference to food, was in use in the 18th century, with the first known print reference appearing in 1786.
- In the 19th century, it came to be used most often with spicy or zesty food, including eggs prepared with mustard, pepper or other ingredients stuffed in the yolk cavity.
- The earliest known recipe for stuffed eggs, and the one that most closely resembles the modern-day deviled egg, is believed to have been written in the Andalusian region of Spain during the 13th century.
- In parts of the Southern and Midwestern United States, the terms “stuffed eggs”, “salad eggs”, and “dressed eggs” are used instead.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Fresh Produce – Avocados, Lemons, Parsley, Eggs
- White Vinegar
- Avocado Mayonnaise
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Smoked Paprika
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More Recipes Using Avocado
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is avocado, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Pineapple and Shrimp Stuffed Avocados Make a Great Light Lunch
- Taco Stuffed Avocados – A Low Carb Tex-Mex Dinner Idea
- Cajun Salmon with Avocado Salsa
More Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes
Looking for appetizers to make for your vegetarian guests? Check these recipes out next:
- Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges with Herbed Coconut Yogurt Dip
- Savory Puff Pastry Bites with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms
- Crispy Zucchini Fries with Marinara Sauce – A Tasty Gluten-Free Appetizer
- Add white vinegar to the water when making hard-boiled eggs to make them easier to peel.
How Do I Make Avocado Deviled Eggs?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 8 large eggs
- 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 2 medium avocados
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1½ Tbsp avocado mayonnaise
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
- Place eggs in a large pot and add cold water to cover with an inch or two. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to the pot and bring to a rolling boil. Cover and turn off the heat. Let the eggs sit on the burner, covered, for 11-12 minutes.
- Drain the eggs and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process. Once cool enough to handle, gently peel and slice each egg in half lengthwise.
- Carefully remove the yolks with a spoon and transfer them to a small mixing bowl. Set the cooked egg whites aside.
- Add the avocado, lemon juice, avocado mayonnaise, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika to the bowl with the yolks. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and mash everything together until thoroughly combined.
- Fill each egg half with a tablespoon of the avocado mixture and top with fresh parsley. Or for a fancier presentation, place filling into a piping bag fitted with an open star tip and pipe into egg halves. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Add white vinegar to the water when making hard-boiled eggs to make them easier to peel.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 372mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 7gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g
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Make It A Special Dinner!
You’ve made the appetizer, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to create a menu for a special meal or dinner party:
- Soup: Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe
- Salad: A Simple Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes & Feta
- Main Dish: Cast Iron Ribeye Steak with Green Herb Sauce
- Side Dish: Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes
- Beverage: Refreshing Watermelon Mint Lemonade
- Dessert: Classic Carrot Cake Recipe with Chopped Pecans
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy – please feel free to check them out too.