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

    • 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! :)

  • 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. :)

  • I´d have a couple of each … please!

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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. :)

  • Yum!! Can’t wait to try this.

  • 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.

    • 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! :)

  • 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!

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

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

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

  • 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 :)

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Love the idea of adding avocado to the mixture!

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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.

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

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