These avocado deviled eggs are a must-try recipe for avocado lovers. Serve them as a party snack or holiday appetizer.
Slim Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

No potluck spread is complete without a platter of deviled eggs—and if they’re avocado deviled eggs, you better make it two platters! Unlike old-fashioned deviled eggs that rely on mustard and paprika to pack flavor into the filling, this guacamole-inspired variation is made with fresh cilantro, lime and plenty of creamy avocado. Garnished with pico de gallo, these avocado deviled eggs would fit right in alongside your favorite queso and chips.

Ingredients for Avocado Deviled Eggs

  • Hard-boiled eggs: While these little devils break tradition with their filling, they start just like a classic deviled egg recipe by cooking and peeling a few hard-boiled eggs. Our guide to how to boil eggs provides plenty of tips and tricks for perfect eggs.
  • Avocado: Avocado allows you to cut back on the amount of mayonnaise in the filling without sacrificing richness or creaminess.
  • Mayonnaise: Our avocado deviled egg recipe opts for reduced-fat mayonnaise. You could also swap for Miracle Whip if you prefer its taste. (Here’s the difference between Miracle Whip and mayonnaise.)
  • Lime: For a little zip, both lime zest and lime juice (ideally, freshly squeezed) are included in the deviled egg filling. The citric acid in the lime also helps slow the oxidation of the avocado, so the green hue stays vibrant for longer before it turns brown.
  • Pico de gallo: This optional topping peppers the eggs with additional flavor and color. Try our pico de gallo recipe, or choose your favorite premade brand from the store. Plain, finely diced tomatoes could also be used.


Step 1: Slice and separate

Cut the cooked eggs in half lengthwise, then remove the egg yolks and transfer four of them to a bowl. Arrange the whites on a platter and set aside.

Editor’s Tip: You may either discard the other two cooked egg yolks or save them for a different recipe, like this classic egg salad or any of these recipes that use leftover hard-boiled eggs.

Step 2: Mash and mix

Mash the four yolks, then add the mayonnaise (if you’re feeling ambitious, try using homemade mayonnaise), avocado, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth, creamy, and evenly mixed.

Step 3: Fill and enjoy

Guacamole Deviled eggs served in a plate with a wooden spoonTMB Studio

Spoon or pipe the filling into the egg white halves, then garnish with pico de gallo, if desired. Chill until ready to serve.

Avocado Deviled Eggs Variations

  • Replace the mayonnaise: If you’d like to omit the mayonnaise from the recipe, substitute in plain, nonfat Greek yogurt for a swap that’s packed with protein. Vegan mayo is an excellent dairy-free option.
  • Try a meaty finish: Cooked and crumbled bacon or spicy cooked chorizo would both pair nicely with southwestern flavors in these avocado deviled eggs.
  • Spice it up: For some heat, top these easy deviled eggs with minced jalapeno or a drizzle of chili crisp. You could also stir a teaspoon of hot sauce or salsa verde into the filling.

How to Store Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado deviled eggs should be kept chilled until they are ready to serve. Store in an airtight container for up to a day. We suggest waiting to garnish them until just before serving for the best taste and freshest look.

Can you freeze avocado deviled eggs?

No. Unfortunately, prepared deviled eggs simply do not freeze well, as the egg whites become tough and rubbery when frozen and thawed. While you can freeze the filling, we wouldn’t recommend it, since the mayonnaise may have a different texture after it’s thawed. Here’s more on freezing eggs, whether they’re deviled, scrambled or whole.

Avocado Deviled Eggs Tips

Guacamole Deviled Eggs in white plates places on a wooden trayTMB Studio

What eggs are best for deviled eggs?

Large chicken eggs are the perfect size for deviled eggs. Some say that it’s best to hard-boil older eggs, since the shell won’t stick to the egg white as much as it would for fresh eggs. This is just one of several tips to keep in mind when learning how to peel hard-boiled eggs.

Why do avocados turn brown?

Like apples and other produce that turn brown once they are sliced, avocados contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase. This compound, when exposed to air, causes the flesh of the avocado to oxidize and turn brown. Luckily, there are ways to slow this process, like adding lime juice. For more tips, check out these guides on storing avocado and preventing avocado from turning brown—and then put that knowledge to use in other recipes with avocado.

What do you serve with avocado deviled eggs?

Serve avocado deviled eggs with other deviled egg recipes for a devilish buffet that has a little something for everyone! Make a few dozen hard-cooked eggs and divvy them up to make a few different recipes. Whether paired with a batch of smoked deviled eggs or bourbon candied bacon deviled eggs, any combination that includes these avocado-y delights is a guaranteed hit.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

When you're in the mood for some good finger food, try these sinfully delicious avocado deviled eggs. They are a cinch to fill and make a popular contribution to a potluck or brunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Slim Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


1 dozen


  • 6 hard-boiled large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pico de Gallo or tomatoes, optional


  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks; set aside egg whites and four yolks (discard remaining yolks or save for another use).
  2. In a large bowl, mash reserved yolks. Stir in mayonnaise, avocado, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stuff or pipe into egg whites. If desired, garnish with tomatoes. Chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed egg half: 42 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.