Creamy Christmas “Holly” Avocado Deviled Eggs are a light + delicious deviled egg recipe that includes everyone’s favorite healthy fat – avocados. The simple garnish makes them extra festive and a perfect holiday appetizer.
Creamy Christmas “Holly” Avocado Deviled Eggs
The holidays are such a fun and festive time, and since my family really enjoys themed foods, I’m always trying to think of creative ways to make foods match the holiday I’m serving them for.
My crew LOVES deviled eggs, and wants them as often as I’ll make them, but I try to mix things up with a variety of recipes.
I’ll be sharing several over the next few months!
Today I’ll share one way I use Avocado in Deviled Eggs, and then a small garnish to make “Holly” leaves.
It’s a very simple and easy way to dress up deviled eggs for a holiday celebration.
To begin, gather all of your ingredients.
6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1 large avocado
3 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: cayenne pepper to taste
1 small tomato, diced small
Extra cilantro leaves
Slice the eggs in half lengthwise and place on a platter.
Remove the yolks and set aside. In a medium bowl, add avocado, lime, cilantro, egg yolks from 3 whole yolks (discard the remaining yolks), salt and pepper to taste and optional cayenne pepper.
Mash with a fork until smooth.
If using a piping bag and tip to fill the eggs, place the ingredients in a small food processor and pulse until smooth.
This gives a smoother consistency and breaks down the cilantro better, which will avoid clogging the piping tip when adding the filling.
Skip this step if you are simply spooning in the filling.
If piping the filling into the eggs, spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
Fill each egg with avocado filling.
Garnish with 2 cilantro leaves and 2-3 diced tomato pieces to resemble Christmas Holly.
Refrigerate eggs until ready to serve.
This recipe should be prepared the same day as serving.
The lime helps the avocado to keep its green color for several hours.
- 6 hard-boiled eggs peeled
- 1 large avocado
- 3 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: cayenne pepper to taste
- For Garnish:
- 1 small tomato diced small
- Extra cilantro leaves
This recipe should be prepared the same day as serving. The lime helps the avocado to keep its green color for several hours.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
These are a few items I find helpful when preparing or serving Creamy Christmas “Holly” Avocado Deviled Eggs in my own kitchen:
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado SlicerWilton Dessert Decorator Plus Cake Decorating Tool, Cake Icing ToolMSC International 26333 Joie 7 Piece Maker for Mashing Yolks and Filling Deviled EggsSnapware 1098734 Snap ‘N Stack 2-Layer Food Storage Container with Egg Holder Trays, Medium ClearRubbermaid Specialty Egg Keeper Food Storage Container 1777192, White
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