Dyed deviled eggs aren’t the first thing you think of when you think of healthy snacks, but that’s about to change! I healthified your typical mayonnaise-y appetizer by swapping the deviled portion for a guacamole-esque filling and dyed the eggs with beets. Yes, beets!
The good thing to know about these is that they’re easy to make. You don’t need to be an expert and even if you’ve never deviled an egg before, you’ll get these down perfectly. The pink dye makes them fun and festive, so you can bring them out for any holiday. Independence day happened to be my time to let these babies shine.
Aside from how gorgeous they are, they’re delightfully nutritious too. Eggs are one of the most complete sources of protein, and they have a ton of vitamins and minerals. One egg yolk, which is where the majority of the nutrients are, is used in the guacamole, but if you’re afraid of yolks you can leave this part out. The one thing is to give yourself enough time to fully dye the eggs because they need to soak for at least 20-30 minutes.
Now lets get festive people! Bring out the eggs…
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- 3 cups water
- 1 cup beets, chopped
- 1 T vinegar
- 4 eggs
- ½ avocado
- ½ lemon, squeezed
- 1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ jalapeno, thinly sliced, optional
- In a saucepan bring the water, chopped beets, and vinegar to a boil. Once it's boiling, lower it to a simmer and set aside for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes drain out the solids and set aside a bowl of the cooking water.
- In the meantime bring a pot of eggs with water to a boil. As soon as it begins to boil, lower it to a simmer and cook for 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and place in an ice water bath for 5 minutes, then begin to peel each egg.
- Place the peeled eggs in the beet water bath and let sit for at least 20 minutes.
- Prepare the guacamole filling by mixing avocado, lemon, cilantro, and salt in a bowl. Once the eggs are ready, halve each egg and reserve one of the yolks. Mix the yolk into the guacamole and discard the others. Scoop a spoonful of guacamole into each egg white and top with optional jalapeño slices.
This post is brought to you in collaboration with American Egg Board. America’s egg farmers launched the Good Egg Project to educate Americans about where eggs come from and encourage people to eat good and do good every day. Visit incredibleegg.org/good-egg-project to learn about egg farmers’ products, family-owned and operated businesses and the carefully developed practices for delivering the safest, most nutritious, great-tasting, wholesome eggs to America’s breakfast tables. All content, ideas, and words are my own.