We hosted Easter this year and I wanted to make some kick-ass appetizers that my family would enjoy. I’ve made deviled eggs in the past and they went untouched, so I was taking a chance with this new recipe I found. I love everything from Trina’s blog, so I crossed my fingers and hoped at least half would be eaten. I’m happy to report that not only were they all eaten within a matter of minutes (by all non-paleo eaters), but everyone asked for the recipe…..SUCCESS! This would be a great side dish to bring to any gathering this spring and summer.
Recipe adapted from: Trina’s Paleo Newbie
- 12 eggs, hard-boiled (purchase from Costco!)
- ½ cup paleo mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (read your label to be sure it’s compliant)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon pickled jalapeños, diced small
- 6 strips of cooked bacon, chopped very small
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional garnish: chives or green onions, chopped
- Hard boil 12 eggs. (See additional notes for instructions). Cool in ice bath, peel, and cut lengthwise in half.
- Gently squeeze egg halves and scoop out yolks with spoon or fingers. Place yolks together in a bowl. Mash well with the mayonnaise and the dry seasonings.
- Next add the pickled jalapeños and about two-thirds of the chopped bacon (save the rest of the bacon to sprinkle on top). Stir to combine.
- Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
- Place deviled yolk mixture in a plastic baggie, clip the corner of the bag, and pipe mixture into center of eggs. Or, just use a spoon.
- Garnish with an extra dash of paprika and chopped chives if desired.
- Sprinkle with remaining chopped bacon.
- Make your life easier and purchase already hard-boiled and peeled eggs from Costco.
- If buying pre-boiled eggs is not available to you, THIS is the recipe that I follow to make perfect hard-boiled eggs.
- The amount of pickled jalapeno in this recipe provides just a tad amount of heat, if you like it hot –add more!
- For the bacon, I prefer to bake mine and follow THIS recipe.
- I knew my kids wouldn’t eat the deviled eggs, but I wanted mother-in-law to try it as well (she doesn’t like spice), so I left out the jalapeno in 3 of the eggs. She loved them!