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When it comes to classic appetizers, nothing beats deviled eggs — they’re well-loved by many because of their simplicity yet versatility. You can incorporate various ingredients — cheese, vegetables, herbs and spices, and even meats — into the filling. Plus, you can serve them anytime. Whether it’s for a fancy holiday dinner or just a Super Bowl snack to share with friends, this delicious dish is one that will surely impress your guests.
We’ve shared with you a couple of delicious deviled eggs recipes before: guacamole-and-turmeric deviled eggs and another that features wild salmon, both of which are perfect for those who want to follow a ketogenic diet. Here’s another variation, courtesy of renowned Australian chef Pete Evans, that you can add to your repertoire. This simple avocado deviled eggs recipe is a fantastic way to incorporate healthy fats into your meals. Plus, the texture of the avocado blends well with the egg yolk, for a creamy, flavor-filled filling.
Creamy Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe
Cook Time: 8 1/2 minutes Serving Size: 12 deviled eggs
- 6 free-range organic eggs
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus extra roughly chopped, to serve
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 to 2 tablespoons salmon roe
- Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium so that the water is rapidly simmering, then add the eggs and cook for 8 1/2 minutes. Drain and when cool, peel the eggs under cold running water. Allow the eggs to cool completely.
- Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks from the whites and place the yolks in a bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork, add the avocado, mayonnaise, lemon juice and finely chopped parsley and whip with a spatula or wooden spoon until smooth and creamy.
- Place the egg white halves, cavity-side up, on a platter and evenly spoon the avocado mixture into the cavities. Top each filled egg with 1/2 teaspoon of salmon roe and sprinkle over the extra parsley leaves.
The Perfect Deviled Egg Starts With Free-Range Organic Eggs
When preparing any type of food, you must make sure to verify its source so that you can be assured that you’re getting only the highest quality. This is very important when it comes to eggs and other animal products. Beware, as most eggs you see sold in supermarkets are derived from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), where animals are kept in dirty, cramped spaces and fed an unnatural diet.
To ensure that you’re getting only high-quality organic pastured eggs, find a local farmer who allows their hens to forage freely outdoors. Pastured eggs are a wonderful source of high-quality protein and healthy fats, as well as carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin. Choline, tryptophan, tyrosine and betaine are also beneficial nutrients found in eggs. For more tips on identifying eggs, check out the infographic below:
An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
While it’s technically a fruit, here’s one thing that sets avocado apart: It doesn’t have very high levels of fructose, making it one of the safest foods to eat every day. In terms of health benefits, you’ll be surely shocked: From protecting your heart and vision health to even promoting healthy skin, avocado certainly delivers. In fact, its benefits actually go beyond that.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as avocados contain high amounts of healthy fats, fiber and protein, as well as essential vitamins and minerals, like B vitamins, folate, potassium and vitamin K.
Many are still hesitant to include avocado in their meals, though, because of its high fat content. However, avocados actually have positive effects on cholesterol levels. One review found that people who consume this fruit have higher levels of good HDL cholesterol than those who don’t. Avocados may also help lower triglyceride levels.1
More Useful Tips When Making Deviled Eggs
If you’re a novice chef or if it’s your first time to make this appetizer, deviled eggs can be a bit tricky to master. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started.2,3
- While fresh eggs are generally better, the freshest ones may not be ideal for making deviled eggs. This is because the fresher eggs are, the harder they are to peel. Instead, buy eggs a few days in advance.
- Use a pastry bag or cookie press to fill the eggs, to give them an elegant appearance. If you don’t have either, get a plastic food bag, place the filling inside and cut a corner for a makeshift piping bag.
- Allow the eggs to cool completely in an ice bath before peeling. One tip is to crack the cooled egg and place it in the ice bath for several minutes.
- Experiment with the topping. In place of salmon roe, try using feta cheese, pickles or fresh herbs like chives for added flavor.
About Pete Evans
Pete Evans is an internationally renowned chef who has joined forces with Dr. Mercola to create a healthy cookbook that’s loaded with delicious, unique Keto recipes, ideal for people who want to switch to a ketogenic diet. The “Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook” is the perfect tool to help get you started on your ketogenic journey. CLICK HERE to order your copy now.
Pete has had numerous noteworthy contributions to the culinary world. He has not only cooked for the general public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his hometown at the gala GʼDay USA dinner for 600 in New York City.
Pete’s career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances including Lifestyle channel’s “Home” show, “Postcards from Home,” “FISH,” “My Kitchen Rules” and “A Moveable Feast.”
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