Key Lime Avocado Deviled Eggs

by | Updated: October 13th, 2020 | Read time: 2 minutes

Avocado is accepted in anything you want to eat. Whether you’re taking a break with tortilla chips or blending a super-green breakfast smoothie, it pays to have a few avocados lying around. To your credit, though, you’ve exhausted nearly every possible use for the fatty fruit. So it’s time to turn things around – literally. Instead of baking eggs inside an avocado, this recipe puts the avocado inside the eggs. The not-so-traditional deviled eggs are strategically combined with lime juice and shredded coconut to create a palette portfolio worthy of seconds and thirds. If you’re going to spend your calories on finger food, these tangy two-biters are a smart choice.  

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Ingredients

9 eggs
¾ avocado, peeled and diced
1-2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard or jalapeno mustard (for a slight kick)
½ Tsp. apple cider vinegar
½ tsp. Himalayan pink salt
½ tsp. black pepper
Juice of ½ lime, plus zest
Shredded unsweetened coconut (optional)

Directions

  1. Add eggs to medium or large pot over high heat. Fill pot with water so there’s about an inch or two of water above the eggs.
  2. Bring water to a full, rolling boil. Once boiling, turn off heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Keep pot over the eye, but turn off heat or turn down to low.
  3. Drain eggs. Using rubberized tongs, immediately move eggs to a bowl filled with ice water. Let sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. Peel eggs, rinse off (to remove any shell fragments) and slice in half lengthwise.
  5. Scoop out cooked yolk of each egg half and add to medium-size mixing bowl. Set aside egg white until ready to fill. Repeat with all 9 eggs (or 18 egg halves).
  6. To egg yolks, add diced avocado, mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper and lime juice. Using a fork, mash until mixture is well combined. Note: if you’re adding shredded coconut, do that now and stir until fully incorporated.
  7. Using a small spoon, fill each egg white with about a tablespoon of avocado mixture. Top with coconut and lime zest, if desired.