I have such fond memories of my grandma's (Ma McCarthy's mama) deviled eggs. Every special family gathering like Easter, she would make them for us. Everything she made was wonderful with a dose of love, especially because she was such a loving and sweet lady. I miss our special dates going grocery shopping together but when I look at my mom and Aunt Linda, I see so much of my grandma -- they carry on her vivacious spirit and sparkle!
Since I wanted to create a mayo-free (learn more about that below), powered-up deviled eggs I combined my fave guac recipe from my book Joyous Health. These are not your average run-of-the-mill deviled eggs because they are Guacamole Deviled Eggs! Avocados go together with eggs like apple pie goes with ice cream. Don't you agree?
I'm pretty sure you're gonna love this recipe as much as Walker and I do. In fact, as soon as we finished filming the video, we gobbled them up! If you are getting together with family this weekend to celebrate Easter, these guacamole deviled eggs are sure to be a hit!
As always, when possible I recommend you use organic, non-GMO high quality ingredients for this recipe. If you have access to "farm fresh eggs" and I mean, literally you can get fresh eggs from a farm nearby then that's also fantastic!
*Got a giant size avo? Just use half of it.
This recipe yields 8 deviled eggs.
Avoid Canola and Soybean Oil (unless certified organic)
As you might have guessed, I'm not a fan of processed mayonnaise. Despite many marketing campaigns trying to convince us it's "REAL FOOD", most food manufacturers add an absolutely terrible ingredient I avoid at all costs -- either canola or soybean oil.
Both of these oils are likely genetically modified (unless certified organic) and should be avoided at all costs. Canola oil is completely unedible until it is HIGHLY processed. And soybean oil is often processed using hexane, a volatile solvent that is considered an air pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency. If you can get certified organic mayo then you are purchasing it with ingredients that are not genetically modified and they have not been treated with hexane.
But why bother with mayo, when you've got this awesome deviled egg recipe ;)
I hope you love it and do post your comments below. As always, if you share it on instagram or twitter, be sure to hashtag me #joyoushealth so I can see your deliciousness.
Have a joyous day!