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Avocado Deviled Eggs

SERVING SIZE:  makes 12 deviled eggs

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INGREDIENTS

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • chili powder for garnish (optional)

You won’t even miss the mayo in this tasty twist on the traditional deviled egg. The creaminess of the avocado and the refreshing taste of lime make this dish unforgettable.

INSTRUCTIONS
Place the eggs in a large saucepan and fill with cold water so there’s about 1-inch of water covering the eggs. Bring the water to a boil, then immediately remove from heat and cover with a lid and let sit for 15 minutes.

Fill a large bowl with ice water. When the 15 minutes are up, remove the eggs from the saucepan with a slotted spoon and place into the ice water bath to cool.

Peel the eggs by gently tapping them on a hard surface until you see a crackle all around the egg. Peel the shell away from the egg carefully, trying to keep all of the egg white intact.

Once peeled, cut each egg in half lengthwise. Gently remove the egg yolks and move yolks to a mixing bowl. Transfer egg whites to a serving plate or platter.

Add 1 tablespoon cilantro, lime juice, salt and olive oil to the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

In a separate mixing bowl, mash the avocado, then combine with egg mixture.

Spoon the mixture into the egg whites (where you removed the yolk from). For a nicer presentation, you can pipe the mixture into the egg white from a pastry bag.

Garnish your finished eggs with the remaining cilantro and dust with chili pepper.

Add More Veggies to your Meals

There are many ways to add more vegetables to your regular meals. I think more vegetables add more fun, flavor and zest too. Try these methods:

  1. Add veggies with intention, not as a side dish but as an appetizer. you’ll get the added benefit of starting out with a lower-calorie item first when you are hungriest. Veggies and dip, broiled peppers with cream cheese (you can even wrap in bacon), cut into bit sized pieces with humus or salsa rather than chips.
  2. Grate the veggies into slivers and add to you meal, or put in bowls and make available on the table.
  3. Grill ’em! Lots of people don’t like the mushy boiled vegetables from childhood…. but crispy, flavorful GRILLED zucchini, peppers, corn, onions and fennel slices are a wonderful taste treat.
  4. Smoothie – Blend them up with yogurt! Avocado in a fruit smoothie tastes like you have added creamy smooth ice cream. Surprise!
  5. Make your breakfast a Gourmet Meal! Add fruit, strawberries, blue berries, dates, raisins and more. It will look so appetizing.
  6. Order another vegetable – on your pizza or ask for the addition of peppers, parsley, bean sprouts… it all adds nutrients.
  7. Put more veggies on your sandwiches  –  think of them as salads in a bun! Add lettuce, radicchio, dandelion, endive, parsley, sprouts, peppers, avocado, tomatoes, scallions, carrots…. the sky is the limit!
  8. Make a “Sunday” Roast, make minestrone soup….. perfect rainy weather dishes. AND you can make extra and have it for a couple meals. Or share with a friend. Pot Luck? It’s all fun.

health veggies

Try a new vegetable each month. Our first times that we LOVED…. figs, fennel, radicchio, rocket….. and there are new varieties of old favorites. Try a chocolate colored heirloom tomato!  How about one of the many multi-colored squashes, so many varieties.