Avocado Deviled Eggs
From almost the first day you are following a keto diet as part of the ketogenic lifestyle, you become aware of what a big role avocados play in getting the right amount of good fat. Here we are going to go for a tasty twist on classic deviled eggs, making a slightly spicy version of deviled eggs while adding some avocado good fat. The combination of avocado, red pepper flakes, and other spices add tons of extra flavor to an otherwise basic recipe and you can adjust the heat simply by adjusting the amount of crushed red pepper until you find the right balance for your taste.
Tip: Add white vinegar to the water when making hard-boiled eggs to make them easier to peel.
- 8 large free range eggs
- 2 T. white vinegar
- 2 medium avocados
- 1 T. lemon juice
- 1½ T. avocado mayonnaise*
- 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ t. garlic powder
- ½ t. onion powder
- ½ t. smoked paprika
- Pink Himalayan and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 3 T. fresh parsley sprigs (optional)
- Place eggs in a large pot and cover by an inch or two cold water. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to the pot and bring to a rolling boil. Cover and turn off heat. Let the eggs sit on burner, covered, for 11-12 minutes.
- Drain the eggs and rinse in cold water to stop cooking process. Once cool enough to handle, gently peel and slice each egg in half lengthwise.
- Carefully remove the yolks with a spoon and transfer to a small mixing bowl. Set the cooked egg whites aside.
- Add the avocado, lemon juice, avocado mayonnaise, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika to the bowl with the yolks. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and mash everything together until thoroughly combined.
- Fill each egg half with a tablespoon of the avocado mixture and top with fresh parsley sprigs. You can serve immediately or you can place a piece of clear plastic wrap over them and refrigerate them until they are chilled.
I actually make a batch of these to take with me when we are traveling long distances. They are part of a quick healthy snack so that I won’t be tempted to grab something from a shelf in the gas station store and end up going off ketosis.
Avocados contribute unsaturated “good” fats, and good fats can help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients Vitamins A, D, E and K. And one medium avocado contains 24g of good fat, 12g of carbs, 9g of fiber and 4g of protein, so the net carbs of a whole avocado is only 3g. Those are the reasons most of us following a ketogenic lifestyle eat at least one avocado a day and often times more than one.
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