So I have a confession to make. I'm addicted to Pinterest...which is where I found this recipe. And if you know anything about Pinterest, you know that you can Pin and Pin and Pin but it really doesn't mean anything unless you actually use your Pins. But more on Pinterest later (you can check out my Pins here)...for now, we start with these deviled eggs.
Why on earth haven't I ever thought of adding avocado to my deviled eggs before? Such a simple and great idea, which I'm sure I've run across before, but never thought to actually do. These were great though they did turn out a bit darker than I wanted. Linda at Eating Well...Living Thin (where the recipe comes from) says to make these close to serving as they can turn dark. I had hoped for a nice bright green from the avocados but that didn't happen, even with adding the lemon juice and serving right away.
I had a nice ripe avocado so there was a definite avocado taste to these. I did think they needed something more, you know, maybe something like a bit of....wait for it...bacon? Yeah, some chopped up bacon bits in this would be perfect!
Still prefer my Grandpa Cooley's Angry Deviled Eggs but I think a plate that alternated these Avocado Deviled Eggs with regular deviled eggs would make a great presentation.
For the recipe:
(recipe calls for 6 eggs, avocado, lemon juice, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt)
Makes 12 servings, 90 calories per serving (a serving would be half an egg).
Note: Whenever I mash egg yolks I never seem to get the creamy texture I'm looking for. I now always put the yolks through a fine sieve.
Note: Depending on your preference, I'd add a bit of hot sauce and some bacon bits.