Avocado Lime Deviled Eggs with Smoked Paprika

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We have potlucks at work sometimes and there is someone who keeps bringing deviled eggs that are the most bland and boring deviled eggs I’ve ever had. I’m not really that picky at potlucks, but these are basically pure mayonnaise. Each potluck I see them and I think, oh maybe they got better or someone else brought them. Nope. Still awful. I need to find out who this person is. AvocadoEggs4Anyway, as awful as they were they inspired me to make my own and add a twist to them. I thought avocado and lime would surely do the trick. These are very flavorful and eye catching. Definitely a different take on your grandmas tired mayo and mustard deviled eggs. Try them out! Here is what you’ll need:

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 small lime (juice and zest)
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain yougurt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • cilantro tips, smoked paprika, & black salt for garnish
  • piping bag

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First, place your eggs in a pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, turn down the heat to low and cover, letting it simmer for 10-12 mins. Drain water and add cold water to cool the eggs so you can handle them.EggsBoiling

Once your eggs have cooled, peel and cut them in half. If your eggs have a brownish green ring around the yolk you’ve over cooked your eggs. Remove the egg yolks and put them in a food processor.EggsHalfed

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Chop avocados and onions and place into the processor. Add the yogurt, black pepper, and cayenne.LimeZestZest the lime with a microplane and then juice the lime.

Add to the rest of the ingredients in the processor and mix until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add a dollop or two of yogurt if needed.AvocadoEggsProcessor

Scoop the filling into a piping bag. You can use a fancy shmancy tip if you want. Fill the eggs generously.FillingEggs

Garnish eggs with smoked paprika, (you can use lamey lame regular paprika but smoked paprika is da bomb) cilantro leaves, and black lava sea salt. This adds a nice finishing taste and looks great as well.BlackLavaSalt

Serve and enjoy! You can use any left over filling on tacos, salads, sandwiches, or as a dip.AvocadoEggs2

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