Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs

Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs - make these appetizers for St. Patrick's Day

Are you looking for a green party food recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, especially one that’s healthy and naturally gluten free? Well, this appetizer recipe for Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs is perfect!

What’ll you’ll love about this easy deviled egg recipe is how this recipe takes a party classic – deviled eggs – and makes it healthier (and more delicious!) by substituting avocado and plain yogurt for mayonnaise. You can sprinkle the tops of your green deviled eggs with chives or blend them in for a punchier green, too!

Not just a St. Patrick’s Day party appetizer!

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Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs can be served on many occasions. Are your kids reading Green Eggs and Ham at school or attending a Dr. Seuss party? Serve up a platter of Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs as a healthy snack! Make healthy deviled eggs as at game day appetizer, during the Christmas holidays, or any time you’re invited to bring a dish to a party. (Get an egg keeper if you bring deviled eggs to parties. It makes transporting deviled or stuffed egg appetizers so much easier!)

Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs should be made just before serving. If you make this party appetizer too much ahead of time, the avocado will start turning dark green to an almost black, even if you add a little bit of lemon or lime juice. However, maybe a blackened avocado green deviled egg will be the version of these deviled eggs you’ll served for Halloween – sort of a Walking Dead zombie or Frankenstein version!

Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs - make these easy party appetizers for St. Patrick's Day or for a Dr. Seuss Party!

Why are they called deviled eggs?

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When I was doing research for a couple of other deviled egg recipes here at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet, I learned the difference between deviled and stuffed eggs.

Deviled refers to any stuffed egg recipe that uses mustard, pepper, or any other ingredient to spice up the ingredients that are stuffed into the yolk cavity. So if your egg recipe isn’t spicy, it’s just a stuffed egg that’s on your egg tray.

Like this deviled egg recipe? Then check out these easy deviled eggs recipes.

All these simple deviled egg recipes are perfect for picnics, potlucks, and retro Mad Men type parties!

The best way to make hard boiled eggs

Here’s the best way to cook hard boil eggs for deviled eggs that I’ve found.

  1. Carefully place eggs in a small sauce pan and fill with warm water.
  2. Place pan on stove and bring water to a boil.
  3. Cover and turn off heat.
  4. Wait 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from stovetop.
  6. Remove lid and place in sink. Run cool water into pan until eggs are cool enough to handle.
  7. Lightly tap egg to break shell to remove it.

Do you have a go to healthy recipe for St. Patrick’s Day or other “green food holiday”?

Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs - make these appetizers for St. Patrick's Day

Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs


  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 1 fully ripened avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 tablespoon plain low or no-fat yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • Chopped chives (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, place egg yolks; add the avocado and mash until smooth.
  2. Stir in yogurt, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly.
  3. Stir in jalapeño and onion, then spoon into egg white shells, dividing equally.
  4. Arrange on a serving plate. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 hours. (Don't serve long after 3 hours as the avocado will start to darken.)
  5. Garnish with chives, if desired.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: 12 deviled eggs
  • Serving size: 1 deviled egg
Looking for a green party appetizer for St. Patrick's Day? Make these easy and Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs! They're also perfect for a Dr. Seuss Party, Christmas parties, or to bring to potlucks.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Avocados from Mexico and used with permission.

Originally published on March 8, 2013. Updated with new pictures.

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6 thoughts on “Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs

  1. Steve Johnson

    That is what happens when you enter an arena where you have no idea about the rules of the game. As Charlie Brown said to Manager Lucy on opening day of the baseball season when she yanked him from the pitching mound in the first inning after he had allowed 21 runs and had retired nary a batter; “You win some” (next frame), “You lose some” (next frame) some get rained out” (final frame) “But you gotta dress for them all!” So I lost this one to time, the refrigerator, and lack of lemon juice, but you can be sure 1) that will never happen again and 2) my next attempt will look good enough to print in Gourmet Magazine! Thanks for the help, Anne-Marie.

  2. Steve Johnson

    I am not a cook, but was intrigued with the thought of taking these to the bank where I work for my co-workers to snack on during St. Patrick’s Day. After making a dozen eggs up late in the evening, I put them covered in the fridge until I left for work 8 hours later. To my horror, when I pulled them out of the fridge, they had gone from the lime green, cheery, St. Patrick’s Day Kelly green color, to a dark brown, almost black mass of the most unappetizing food you could ever imagine. I scraped back the top skin, to expose the gorgeous green color I had seen the night before, but it was too late. I saved the platters for our family to eat blindfolded St. Patrick’s Day evening, and we all had a laugh over my mess-up. What could I have done to prevent this disaster? Some lemon juice in the mixture, what? The taste was great, as long as you didn’t look at the eggs while you were eating them. Thanks for your help.

    1. Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

      Oh no, Steve! I’m so sorry about this. I assume that most people know that anything with avocado will turn dark green to almost black after awhile, even if it’s kept in the refrigerator. Adding lemon juice can help delay the effect, but only for so long. It’s really a recipe that needs to be made and served right away. I’ll add a little note to that affect above.


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