If you enjoy entertaining and having guests over as often as you can, you’ll understand the need to constantly rotate the types of cocktail appetizers you serve.
Deviled eggs are perfect for parties, and today I’m going to show you a recipe that’s slightly different from the classic one.
We’re making guacamole deviled eggs!
As you can guess, they are filled with a homemade mashed avocado mixture that’s incredibly easy to bring together.
The traditional recipes for these handheld appetizers tend to include mayonnaise, but our recipe is healthier and very colorful – using perfectly ripe avocados to provide healthy fats and a beautiful contrast in color.
These gourmet appetizers look like you’ve spent a long time making them, but you only need 25 minutes from start to finish.
And the best part is, since they can be served at room temperature, you can make them a little in advance of your guests’ arrival.
Slice boiled and peeled eggs in half lengthwise, and remove the yolks. Prepare the filling by mashing the avocado flesh, a couple of boiled yolks, salt, and olive oil together. Mix in some chopped parsley, and then stuff the halved whites with the filling.
Garnish with fresh parsley leaves, and serve with lime wedges. Your guests are sure to be impressed!
Ready to host the best party with the tastiest apps? Let’s go to the recipe right away!
Cooking by the Numbers…
Step 1 – Set out Your Ingredients
Step 2 – Boil, Drain, and Rinse
Place the eggs in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Bring to a boil. Let the water boil for at least one minute before turning off the heat, and allow them to continue cooking in the hot water for at least 10 minutes.
Once ready, drain and rinse them with cold water.
Step 3 – Peel and Scoop out the Yolks
Gently roll them on the countertop to create small cracks in the shells. Peel them, and carefully cut each one in half lengthwise.
A properly sharpened knife will help you to easily and cleanly cut through each one!
Using a teaspoon, remove the yolks and reserve two of them for later. You can store the remaining yolks in the refrigerator for another use, like topping a fresh veggie salad with pesto dressing.
Step 4 – Prepare the Filling
Cut the avocados in half lengthwise and remove the pits. Using a large spoon, scoop out the flesh and place it in a bowl.
Dice the onions as finely as possible on a sturdy cutting board.
Mash the avocados with a fork or small potato masher. Add two of the cooked yolks, the onions, salt, lime juice, and olive oil to the bowl. Mix well. Fold in the chopped parsley.
Step 5 – Fill and Garnish
Spoon a heaping teaspoon of the filling into the halved whites. Garnish with parsley leaves and fresh lime wedges, and serve!
An Elegant and Easy Cocktail Appetizer
Do you love throwing cocktail parties?
Here’s an appetizer that looks elegant, and is also easy to make. Wow your guests the next time you host a party!
Have fun mixing up your eggs with other easy cooking methods – there are plenty of options to consider!
Leftover avocado? Learn how to store them properly to keep the ripe fruit as fresh as possible.
How else do you like to enjoy these devilish appetizers? Give us some tasty ideas by leaving a comment below!
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*Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.
About Felicia Lim
Felicia Lim is a Singaporean who moved to Argentina for love. Based in Buenos Aires, also known as “the Paris of South America,” she fills her days with freelance writing, recipe development, and food photography – three passions that give her endless joy. When she isn’t typing away at her computer, cooking in the kitchen, or shooting in her balcony-studio, you can probably find her curled up on the couch, lost in the pages of a good book.