These Christmas Deviled Eggs are the perfect holiday appetizer. They require just a few ingredients to make. Plus, they are naturally colored green – no food coloring required!
I love the holidays but I have to say, most of the time I am just trying to keep myself from eating something loaded in sugar and unhealthy.
That is why I love these deviled eggs so much because they are a much healthier alternative to some holiday snacks plus they are tasty!
Every year we make deviled eggs at some point but this year, we decided to step it up a notch and make them more festive. Yes, we colored them green, added some vegetables and made them look like little Christmas Wreaths with Holly Berries.
The secret to this recipe is, we didn’t use any food coloring to make the filling green. Want to know what we used instead? Avocado!
The avocado not only provides a creamy texture but it also gives these that bright, beautiful green color we wanted to celebrate the holidays. If you really wanted to, you can always add a drop or two of green food coloring to brighten them up a bit.
Now, if you plan to make a large batch of these, I highly recommend using our Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe because you’ll be able to make a bunch of hard boiled eggs in no time!
Things to Note:
- You can make the hard boiled eggs ahead of time but I wouldn’t add the avocado until the day you plan to serve them since the mixture will brown.
- I used a large star tip for piping into the egg cavities, it makes it much easier (and prettier) than spooning.
- A food processor is great to use for getting a nice, smooth texture but is not required.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator
- You can double or even triple the recipe depending on how many you need.
Christmas Deviled Eggs Recipe
- 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
- 1 large avocado
- 3 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: cayenne pepper to taste
- For Garnish:
- 1 small tomato, diced small
- Extra cilantro leaves
- Make hard boiled eggs (I highly recommend using our Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe)
- Once done, peel and slice the eggs in half lengthwise and place on a platter. Remove the yolks and place into a bowl and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add avocado, lime, cilantro, egg yolks from 3 whole yolks (discard the remaining yolks), salt and pepper to taste and optional cayenne pepper. Mash with a fork until smooth. Optional: If using a piping bag and tip to fill the eggs, place the ingredients in a small food processor and pulse until smooth. This gives a smoother consistency and breaks down the cilantro better, which will avoid clogging the piping tip when
adding the filling. Skip this step if you are simply spooning in the filling.
- If piping the filling into the eggs, spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Fill each egg with avocado filling.
- Garnish with 2 cilantro leaves and 2-3 diced tomato pieces to resemble Christmas Holly.
- Refrigerate eggs until ready to serve.
- Note: This recipe should be prepared the same day as serving. The lime helps the avocado to keep its green color for several hours.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 93mg Sodium: 57mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g