Looking for a way to eat hard-cooked eggs that is not laden with mayonnaise? Try these Avocado Lime Deviled Eggs – they’re the best deviled eggs ever! First, cook up some eggs using my favorite technique – Steamed Hard-cooked Eggs. I borrowed the idea from Cooks Illustrated, then refined the times for Colorado’s altitude.
Avocado and lime are a natural combination, but when they are joined with egg yolks and chili powder, it’s pure magic. The secret seasoning I use to take these eggs to a whole new level of amazing taste is Tajin. It is a Chili and Lime seasoning that is easy to find in the West, but Trader Joe’s also sells a version.
- 6 large eggs
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice juice from one medium lime
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- Paprika or Tanjin* for garnish
Boil or steam eggs to a hard cooked stage and allow to cool.
Peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks from the whites and set them aside.
Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh into a medium bowl. Immediately add the lime juice to prevent the avocado from turning brown. Add the salt, garlic powder and chili pepper, then mash until all ingredients are combined.
To the avocado mixture, add four cooked egg yolks and mash until the mixture is smooth. Reserve the remaining two yolks for another recipe.
Gently spoon a mound of the avocado into each egg white half. Garnish with a sprinkling of paprika or Tanjin*.
*Tajin is one of my family’s favorite seasoning mixes. My nephew introduced us to this delicious combination of mild chili, lime and sea salt, and now we put it on everything. In Colorado I have been able to buy it at Safeway and occasionally at Costco. The Tajin company was very helpful when we called to see if it is gluten-free (yes- it’s gluten free) and their website, tajin.com, has a store locator that will help you find the nearest supply.