Vegetarian: Appetizers and Snacks: Avocado Angel Eggs

Do you enjoy deviled eggs but want something lighter? Try out this Recipe Makeover for Avocado Angel Eggs.
Per serving: 64 calories, 4.9g fat and 106mg cholesterol.
Saves: 34 calories, 2.1g fat and 108mg cholesterol.

Author: California Avocado Commission - www.avocado.org
Date: December 05, 2012

Serves: 12 person(s)
Yield: 12 x 1/2-egg servings

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Extra Time: 20 mins (if pre-cooking hard-cooked eggs)

Ingredients:

    Traditional Deviled Eggs are made with the full egg including the yolk, hence they tend to be high in fat and cholesterol. Avocado Angel Eggs reduces the calories, fat and cholesterol, and increases the healthy monosaturated fats.

    Replacing the high-fat egg yolk and mayonnaise with avocados, and adding additional spices and flavorful vegetables makes these eggs "angelic".
  Recipe Makeover

    6 large hard cooked eggs, peeled
    1 ripe fresh California Avocado
    1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
    1/8 Tbsp coarse ground garlic powder
    1 Tbsp finely chopped shallots or green onions
    1 tsp capers mashed (optional)
    24 - 36 slivers of red, yellow and/or green bell pepper (for garnish)

  Traditional Recipe

    6 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled
    1 tsp mustard
    2 Tbsp mayonnaise
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 pinch of black pepper
    1 tsp lemon juice
    12 dashes of paprika

Directions:

    Slice each egg in half lengthwise removing egg yolks (egg yolks can be used in another recipe). Cut avocado in half and remove seed. Peel avocado and cube.

    In bowl combine avocado, lemon juice and garlic mashing to blend. Stir in shallots or green onions and capers, if desired.

    Fill each egg white with avocado mixture. Garnish with bell pepper. Serve.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:64 cals98 cals
Kilojoules:269 kJ414 kJ
Fat4.9 g7.0 g
Carbohydrates1.9 g2.0 g
Protein3.5 g6.4 g
Cholesterol106.0 mg214.0 mg
Sodium39 mg205 mg
Saturated Fat1.1 g2.0 g
Fiber1.1 g0.0 g
Calcium15.0 mg25.0 mg
Total Sugars0.5 g1.0 g

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