Welcome to the first-ever Foodie Friday post. Foodie Friday is a new series here on the T2T blog that will test out some of our favorite Pinterest-found recipes and see if they live up to the hype. I’m super excited to start this awesome series not only because I love food…okay, scratch that “not only because” part. We are going to stick with just because I love food. Our “I workout because I love food” tank? Yeah, that is my life motto.
So I recently stumbled upon what I consider to be one of the greatest life hacks ever and consequently, I have had deviled eggs on the brain. Usually reserved for fancy parties and holidays celebrated with incessant gluttony and indulgence (basically the last quarter of the year), deviled eggs have never been a “sure, I’ll just whip this right up to snack on” kind of food. But I recently emerged from the Dark Ages and life as I knew it has changed.
I’ve had this awesome recipe for Avocado Deviled Eggs in my Pinterest arsenal for quite some time and thought what better time than this inaugural Foodie Friday to bust it out?! So let’s get at it and make some awesomeness happen in the kitchen!
Let’s start by hard-boiling up some eggs. If you are like me and need a refresher, here’s a great one.
While that’s going on, use the time to rep out some burpees, watch an awesome cat video, or get your ingredients prepped. The choice is yours. I don’t judge.
But as far as ingredients, you’ll need:
- 6 hard-boiled eggs – peeled and halved
- 1 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced
- 3 slices cooked bacon – chopped, divided (turkey bacon works as well, if you are into that sort of thing)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 clove garlic – crushed
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Sea salt to taste
- 1 jalapeño pepper – sliced (optional, I vetoed this because I’m not a fan of spicy)
- 1 dash hot sauce, or to taste (optional, see above)
Step 1: We can have lots of fun. Yes, I am a serial New Kids On The Block fan. In fact, I’ve got some jams on right now!
Okay, but for reals…
Scoop egg yolks into a bowl; add avocado, 2/3 of chopped bacon, mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mash egg yolk mixture until filling is evenly combined. You can also forgo the mayo completely by simply adding more avocado. Total win/win.
Spoon filling into a piping bag or plastic bag with a snipped corner–another awesome life hack. Pipe filling into each egg white; top with a piece of bacon. (Here is where the optional jalapeño slice and dash of hot sauce fit in. If you are there, go for it.)
Eat because BOOM, there’s Avocado Deviled Egg awesomeness in front of you! You just did the work, now it’s time to reap the benefits.
My personal vote? Delish and easy. The avocado added great texture and flavor, not to mention all of the BA nutritional benefits. The salty bacon topping is a great complement to the creaminess of the avo/egg mixture. But you can never go wrong with bacon because bacon goes with everything.
If you test out this recipe yourself, let us know what you think. Did you make it as-is, or did you improv and come up with any twists you’d like to share? Comment below or on our Facebook page–we’d love to hear from you!
Recipe credit: allrecipes.com