These guacamole deviled eggs are loaded with mashed avocado, cilantro, jalapeno & a touch of lime juice! They’re everything you love about guacamole turned into a festive deviled egg appetizer!
If you’re a guacamole fiend like me then you have to try these guacamole deviled eggs! They’re a healthy, super simple appetizer that takes no time at all to make and trust me – they taste amazing! (My family couldn’t get enough of them!😉) Unlike most deviled egg recipes, this one replaces mayonnaise with avocado and adds all your favorite guacamole ingredients. Cilantro, jalapeno, tomatoes, lime juice…it’s got them all! These deviled eggs are fun and festive and the perfect appetizer for any occasion!
Ingredients For Guacamole Deviled Eggs
- Eggs: Any type of eggs will work for this recipe. (We usually use extra large eggs.) Side note: The “older” your eggs are – the easier they’ll be to peel after they’ve been hard boiled. I’d recommend using eggs that are at least a few days old after buying them.
- Avocado: Used as the base for your filling. You’ll need 1 large avocado for this deviled egg recipe.
- Jalapeno: Deseed your jalapeno if you don’t want any heat!
- Onion: Green or red onion can be used for these deviled eggs. (Red onion has a stronger “onion flavor” and provides more texture while green onion is more subtle and more mild in flavor.) Side note: After making these eggs a few times now, I think I prefer using red onions as opposed to green.
- Cilantro: Both the leaves and stems can be used for this recipe! (I’d suggest cutting a little extra cilantro to garnish your finished eggs later.)
- Tomatoes: Try chopping your tomatoes as finely as possibly for the best results.
- Lime juice: Adds tang and helps give your filling a smoother consistency.
- Spices: Garlic salt & black pepper are all you need to spice up these guacamole deviled eggs!
How Do I Make Hard Boiled Eggs?
I feel like everyone has their own favorite method for making hard boiled eggs. This is mine.😉
- Place your eggs in pot and fill it with enough water to cover the eggs.
- Then place the pot on the stove, cover it and turn your burner on to high. Once the water starts to boil, uncover the pot and set a timer for 3 minutes.
- Once the 3 minutes are up, place the lid back on your pot and remove it from the heat. Then set the timer for 10 more minutes.
- Once the 10 minutes are done, remove your eggs from the pot and place them in an ice bath or run them under cold water for a few minutes. Keep your hard boiled eggs stored in the fridge until you’re ready to use them.
How To Make Guacamole Deviled Eggs
- Prepare your eggs. Peel your hard boiled eggs and cut them in half length-wise. Then place them on a serving tray and scoop out the cooked yolks. Place the yolks in a bowl and mash them with a large fork then set them aside
- Prepare the rest of your ingredients. Next mash your avocado and chop your cilantro, green onion, jalapeno and tomatoes.
- Make the filling. Add your chopped ingredients, mashed avocado, lime juice, garlic salt and black pepper to the bowl with your egg yolks and mix until smooth. Then taste your filling and adjust your seasonings accordingly. (Sometimes I’ll add a sprinkle more of garlic salt or lime juice to get the flavor I want.)
- Serve! Place a generous spoonful of your filling in the center of each egg white and garnish your eggs with chopped cilantro and a sprinkle of chili powder. Serve them immediately or let your eggs chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
These deviled eggs can turn brown quickly after being taken out of the fridge. I’d suggest making them no more than 10-15 minutes before you’re ready to serve. (Always keep them stored in the fridge!)
Let’s Talk Garnishes!
Kick these deviled eggs up a notch by playing around with garnishes! Not only do garnishes make your eggs look super fun and appealing, but they also add a little extra flavor and texture too! Here are a few of our favorite garnishes to help get you started:
- Chopped cilantro or whole cilantro leaves
- Grape tomato slices
- A sprinkle of chili powder
- Sliced jalapeno
- Crumbled bacon bits
- Part of a tortilla chip!
- How do I store my leftover guacamole deviled eggs? These eggs are best if they’re eaten the day you make them. If you need to store them for longer, cover your deviled eggs with plastic wrap and make sure that all the surfaces of your filling is touching the wrap. Then place your eggs in an airtight container and keep them stored in the fridge. (The lime juice in your filling will help keep the avocado from turing brown for at least 24 hours if kept in the fridge. These deviled eggs will turn brown quickly if left out at room temperature.)
- Can I prep any ingredients beforehand? Yes! You can cut the onion, cilantro, jalapeno and tomatoes the day before and keep them stored in separate containers in the fridge. Your hard boiled eggs can also be made up to 1 week before using them for your deviled eggs.
- Is it better to store hard boiled eggs peeled or unpeeled? Always store your hard boiled eggs unpeeled (with the shell still on). They have a much longer shelf life than peeled hard boiled eggs.
- Are guacamole deviled eggs healthy? YES! Because we’re using avocado as the base, these deviled eggs are loaded with healthy fats, lean protein and lots of good-for-you nutrients!
Why you’ll love this guacamole deviled egg recipe
- Fun & festive! No same old deviled egg recipe over here! These guacamole deviled eggs are loaded with flavor and Mexican flare!
- No mayo! We’ve swapped out the mayo for mashed avocado to make these eggs 10x creamier and healthier for you too!
- Easy to customize! Not a fan of green onion? Replace it with red onion. Like a little more zing to your filling? Add an extra squeeze of lime juice! This deviled egg recipe is best if you “taste as you go.”
More appetizer recipes you might like:
- Mexican Street Corn Dip
- Black Bean Corn & Avocado Salsa
- Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip
- Spinach Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
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Easy Guacamole Deviled Eggs
- 6 hard boiled eggs, cooled
- 1 large avocado, mashed
- 1 Tbsp red onion (or green onion), chopped
- 1 Tbsp jalapeno, deseeded & finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp tomatoes, chopped
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 3 tsp lime juice (plus more depending on how "tangy" you want them)
- ½ tsp garlic salt
- Black pepper, to taste
- Chili powder, for garnish (optional)
- Peel your hard boiled eggs and cut them in half length-wise. Then place them on a serving tray and scoop out the cooked yolks. Place the yolks in a bowl and mash them with a large fork then set them aside.
- Next add your mashed avocado, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, tomatoes, lime juice, garlic salt and black pepper to the bowl with your egg yolks and mix until smooth. (Taste your filling and adjust your seasonings accordingly. Sometimes I'll add a little more garlic salt or lime juice to get the flavor I want.)
- Then place a generous spoonful of your filling in the center of each egg white and garnish your eggs with chopped cilantro and a sprinkle of chili powder. Serve them immediately or let your eggs chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.