Bacon Avocado Deviled Eggs (Paleo)

Tuesday March 27, 2012
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It’s already well-documented that I love deviled eggs.   When our gym organized a potluck Paleo party on St. Patrick’s Day, I wondered if I could come up with something green to bring.

Inspiration struck when I realized Deviled Eggs + Avocado = Awesome.  A quick Google search helped me find this fantastic recipe from Crossfit Fire, which I happily share with you.

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Bacon Avocado Deviled Eggs

Slightly adapted from http://crossfitfire.com/amazing-bacon-avocado-deviled-eggs/

Ingredients:

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled nice and small
1 avocado, diced
3 Tbsp Paleo Mayo
2 tsp  lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or paprika
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro (optional garnish)
Sea Salt to taste

Directions:

Cut eggs in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out yolks. Mash yolks with a fork. Stir in diced avocados, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, bacon and salt to taste. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture and place on a serving plate. Sprinkle with cayenne lightly, or sprinkle with the fresh chopped cilantro.

Notes

The only problem I had with this recipe is it resulted in way too much delicious filling and not enough egg white shells.   You can leave a couple of egg yolks out, or be extra generous when doling it out into your egg halves, or plan on eating the excess with a spoon :).

Also — I learned after the fact that adding a small amount of ascorbic acid will make brighten up your avocado/guacamole and keep it from turning brown.  I plan to try this next time.

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Another Tip

When bringing the eggs to a party, I found a heavy duty Chinette plate worked well.  Putting a bowl upside down in the center helped keep the plastic from smushing the tops of the deviled eggs.

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27 Responses to Bacon Avocado Deviled Eggs (Paleo)

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    Maria says:

    Can you suggest an amount of ascorbic acid? Thanks!

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    This is, frankly, awesome looking. I’m seriously considering bringing this to my next area pot luck, even if I’ll sub lime for lemon (which to my mind meshes better with avocado).

    Um, of course I’ll test drive a smaller batch, first.. Yeah, got to try it myself.. Some of my fave foods here. Eggs. Bacon. Avo.

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    Kristen says:

    Amazing! I used turkey bacon and made it extra crispy. I brought these to my office today and everyone loved them. A “foodie” told me this was the best deviled egg he’d ever had and asked me to send the recipe to his wife.

    thumbs up!

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    Jeanne Serbeck says:

    Wouldn’t the lemon juice (or lime if that is what you choose to use) produce the same result as the ascorbic acid? Going to make these for a bbq dinner we are going to tomorrow night…looks delicious!

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      Kendra says:

      Jeanne,

      Lemon or lime juice does act similarly, but I’ve found the ascorbic acid seems to work better (maybe it’s more potent?). Also, it comes in handy when you are out of limes or only need a tiny pinch and not a whole lime.

      Thanks for your comment — I hope you enjoyed them!

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    Kim says:

    WOW! These are delicious, thanks for sharing!

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    Julie says:

    We made these tonight and used the leftover filling as a spread on bacon sandwiches. We used lime instead of lemon and added just a touch of vinegar from Pepperoncini’s. YUM!!

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    crys says:

    Im just trying to switch to paleo but love your recipe! I’m adding it to my weekly menu served w/ carrots sticks “ranch” and berries and cream for dessert

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    Kelly says:

    I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a serious hit. Even non-paleo family members loved them!! I added to my new cookbook. Thanks for posting such a great recipe.

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    Jen says:

    This looks AMAZING! I think you just changed my life.

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    Patty says:

    This recipe is ingenious and looks and sounds to be delicious and healthy too. I like the addition of both the bacon and the avocado. Very, very good! Thanks for posting this. I’ll be a newby for your blog. Yum!

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    Robin says:

    This was AMAZING!!! I portioned half of it off to the side and added a jalapeno and some tex-mex seasoning as an experiment. Not half bad! Thank you for posting this!

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    Colleen says:

    I just made these- they are in the fridge for a lunch date later- but I tasted the extra filling and OMGoodness! Mmmmmmmmm! Cant wait to show up with these as I usually buy a bag of chips and call it a day- These are my new ‘go to’ pot luck dish- Thanks for sharing!

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    Kathryn says:

    Yummy! I had everything in the house (or as in the case of lemon juice–on the tree.) I’m having to control myself not to eat all that I made (plus the extra that was too much for the whites.) Thank you for a wonderful alternative.

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