speak of the devil. [avocado deviled eggs & grandma’s traditional deviled eggs]

April 12th, 2012 by | comments


I know I’m late to the game since I didn’t post this deviled egg recipe on Easter, but nonetheless, here it is now. :) My family doesn’t do Easter baskets, egg hunts, etc. anymore, so my mom and I figured we’d be somewhat festive by whipping up some deviled eggs.

We’d never added avocado to the filling before, so we wanted to give it a try. Though the avocado flavor was subtle, it was recognizable–and delicious! Of course, traditional deviled eggs never fail, so we used my grandma’s recipe for the rest of the eggs.

If you’re looking for more deviled egg inspiration, head over to Egg Me On.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. I’ll be spending the weekend in the desert at Coachella. Crossing my fingers it doesn’t end up raining!

Avocado deviled eggs recipe:

6 eggs, boiled and peeled

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced small

1/4 cup chopped red onion

2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper, to taste

Smoked paprika, for garnish


Cut the boiled eggs in half. Remove the yolks and place into a medium size bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork along with the avocado. Add the mayonnaise and mix thoroughly.

Add the mustard, red onion, and season with salt and pepper.

Spoon or pipe the mixture into each egg white half and sprinkle with spoked paprika. Serve cold.

Recipe from avocadorecipes.com.

Grandma’s deviled eggs recipe:

6 eggs, boiled and peeled

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. yellow mustard

3/4 tsp. white wine vinegar

Salt and pepper, to taste

Smoked paprika, for garnish


Cut the boiled eggs in half. Remove the yolks and place into a medium size bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork, then stir in mayonnaise, mustard and vinegar. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Spoon or pipe the mixture into each egg white half, dividing mixture between the eggs. Sprinkle eggs with smoked paprika. Serve cold.

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  • http://theslowroasteditalian.blogspot.com/ Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian

    Love love love the avocado in there! You know Cali girl, you really have to come to Arizona and cook with me. ; )

    • http://sweetcarolinescooking.wordpress.com Caroline

      Thanks Donna, and I would absolutely love to do that! I’m sure we’d have so much fun and cook up some delicious food! :)

  • http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking

    Oooh, these look delicious Caroline! I’ll basically eat anything with egg or avocado, so these little cuties would definitely be dangerous in my house. Such an inventive and yummy idea!

  • egg me on

    Better late than never, Caroline! I can’t tell which one I like more – your Grandma’s or those awesome avocado ones. The subtle green color is gorgeous. Have fun at Coachella … and thanks for the shout-out. :)

  • http://chicaandaluza.wordpress.com Chica Andaluza

    I´d have a couple of each … please!

  • http://elephanteats.wordpress.com Amy

    You know, I don’t think I’ve ever made deviled eggs. I may just have to try it out…your recipe sounds delicious :)

  • akismet-069f82b6d320654603807f0aa4a9f1e9

    Oh My My My,

    I love the idea of Avocado in these little devils. Xxx

  • http://www.purecomplex.com Purely.. Kay

    I am a deviled egg fan! So you know I licked my lips and wanted to eat straight through the screen at first lol. But I love the addition of avocados. I have to try this

  • http://barefeetinthekitchen.com Mary

    These look and sound delicious. My boys all love avocados and I bet they would adore these.

  • http://cookingmisadventures.wordpress.com Courtney

    I don’t think you can go wrong with either of these recipes. Though, I have to admit, I’d probably add a little pickle juice, too – ’cause I’m crazy like that. :)

  • http://styletheories.com Style Theories

    Yum!! Can’t wait to try this.

  • http://thedrivencook.wordpress.com thedrivencook

    I’ve been seeing avocado recipes popping up lately. It looks so good. I’m just sad they all have mayo in them since I loathe it.

    • http://ourfamilyfoodadventures.wordpress.com Kristy

      I would love a plate of both recipes right now! I just love deviled eggs and can’t get enough. :) I love how creamy these look too. Fabulous pictures too! :)

  • http://www.tandteacake.com/ Tobias @ T and Tea Cake

    It’s never too late for deviled eggs, is it? ;)
    I’m especially grateful that you posted your grandmother’s recipe. Family recipe’s are always the best: Well-tested and reliable!

  • http://twitter.com/LisaNutrition Lisa (@LisaNutrition)

    Love this recipe, perfect for a quick snack! Avocado’s are great way to get that creaminess and extra heart healthy fat!

  • http://yummychunklet.wordpress.com yummychunklet

    These look delicious, but the title of your post reminded me of an acapella group from my alma mater!

  • http://chgojohn.wordpress.com ChgoJohn

    I’m familiar with Grandma’s recipe and love it but I cannot wait to try the avocado variation. It really does sound good!

  • http://tandysinclair.wordpress.com Tandy

    as soon as I saw the pic, I knew I had to eat breakfast first as eggs are my favourite food at the moment :) And, I had an avo! Have a super weekend :)

  • http://thecompletecookbook.wordpress.com thecompletecookbook

    Avo devilled eggs – genius!
    A little tip: Place the carton of eggs on its side for a day. The yolks will centre themselves so once boiled you will have them directly in the middle of the white.
    Have a fantastic time in the desert.
    :-) Mandy

  • http://marinatingonline.wordpress.com chefconnie

    Avocado deviled eggs! Are you kidding. Those sound absolutely fabulous. Avocado…in deviled eggs…..your a genius. Where have these been all my life?

  • http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com The Hook

    Very cool! Nothing says “Summer” like this dish!

  • http://sweetsamsations.wordpress.com/ samology

    I love deviled eggs! Must try the avocado one some time :)

    • elsellin

      I love avocados! What a great idea to put them in with the eggs.

  • http://sportsglutton.wordpress.com sportsglutton

    Brilliant addition of the avocados Caroline…why not add it indeed! I might have never thought of that. Have a great weekend!

    • http://angsarap.wordpress.com rsmacaalay

      I never had tried avocadoes in deviled eggs, looks like a good flavour combination, creaminess all over

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  • http://belleontheboulevard.wordpress.com belleontheboulevard

    I seriously never had deviled eggs before. I need to try them because these look absolutely delicious. Have fun at coachella!

  • http://rufusguide.wordpress.com Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

    A good recipe is always timely. That’s a Chinese proverb, seriously. Boy do these look good!

  • http://rufusguide.wordpress.com Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

    Oh and did you hear about the online petition to bring Estela back for a guest post? Oh that’s right I need to start it.

  • http://thecafesucrefarine.blogspot.com/ The Café Sucré Farine

    It seems that everyone loves deviled eggs – your grandma’s look wonderful and I’m sure bring back a lot of sweet memories for you!

  • http://savoringtimeinthekitchen.blogspot.com/ Susan

    Love the idea of adding avocado to the mixture!

  • http://sweetandcrumby.wordpress.com Geni – Sweet and Crumby

    The best looking deviled eggs ever! Hoe Coachella was A BLAST! That sounds awesome. Even though we had a very nice lunch at BLD, Coachella still wins. Hope to see you at the bakesale.

  • http://nancyvienneau.com/blog nancy at good food matters

    headed into warm weather and picnic time, it’s not too late for deviled eggs, not at all! I love the idea of using avocado—inspired!

  • Eva Taylor

    I started making deviled eggs shain a couple of years ago; I love making them with the small sized eggs do they are one bite. I really like the sound of the avocado recipe!

    • Eva Taylor

      shain=again, damn auto correct!

  • http://bakerbynature.com Ashley@Bakerbynature

    Making the avocado version in about 20 minutes!!! Excited! BTW – jealous of your coachella trip ;)

  • http://backroadjournal.wordpress.com Karen

    I locw the idea of adding adding avocado to deviled eggs. Yum.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003575971290 Amber Brown

    Hello Caroline,

    Thanks for the avocado deviled eggs recipe.
    I’ll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don’t mind, can I submit your avocado deviled eggs photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
    It’s a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you’d like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

    • http://sweetcarolinescooking.wordpress.com Caroline

      Hey Amber, of course, I’m sure your kids will love it!! Sure, I’ll submit my photo to the site. :) x

      • http://sweetcarolinescooking.wordpress.com Caroline

        For some reason I’m having difficulty submitting. Wonder if the photo is too large or something…