Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe — The Ideal Keto Snack

Total Time

25 minutes



Meal Type



  • 4–6 eggs
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika, optional*
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro


  1. In a medium pot add eggs and cover with water until fully submerged.
  2. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and cover for 12–13 minutes.
  3. Fill a large bowl with ice water and, using a slotted spoon, gently place eggs in the bowl, allowing eggs to chill for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove outer casing from eggs and slice in half lengthwise, removing the yolk.
  5. Add the yolk, along with the avocado and spices to a bowl, mixing together until well combined.
  6. Add the mixture to the egg halves.
  7. Drizzle with lime juice and top with cilantro.

Benefit-rich eggs are a serious powerhouse food. They’re a relatively inexpensive source of meat-free protein that can help prevent disease, improve eye health and help you drop pounds. And while they’re most often enjoyed as a breakfast food or a baking ingredient, they make a pretty tasty — and popular — appetizer in the form of deviled eggs.

Are Deviled Eggs Bad for You?

Deviled eggs are hard-boiled eggs that have had the yolks removed and mixed with other ingredients, which are then stuffed back into the egg. Why are they called “deviled eggs”? Back in the 1800s, “deviled” foods referred to foods that were super seasoned: that’s where the name for deviled eggs, devil’s food cake and other naughty foods came from. (1)

While they might taste good, traditional deviled eggs are a fairly unhealthy food. Most of that is thanks to the mayonnaise they’re usually drowning in; just 1 tablespoon of mayo has about 90 calories. When you consider that most store-bought mayo brands are also made with GMO-laden canola or vegetable oils, it’s clear that deviled eggs with mayonnaise aren’t the healthiest option.

But what if you could replace the creamy texture that mayonnaise provides with another ingredient, something that adds flavor, texture and health benefits? It’s time to replace your old recipe with these Avocado Deviled Eggs.

Avocado deviled eggs ingredients - Dr. Axe

Nutrition Facts

Avocado deviled eggs are a deliciously healthy option. One egg is about 78 calories and has a whopping 6.3 grams of protein, while one serving of avocado is packed with 113 calories, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber and protein. That’s a lot for the little green fruit!

These healthy deviled eggs are vegetarian friendly, dairy-free and fit into Paleo and ketogenic diets. In other words, there’s no reason not to make them!

How to Make Avocado Deviled Eggs

Best of all, these avocado deviled eggs are ready in under an hour, making them perfect for impromptu guests or to take as a party appetizer. Let’s get cooking.

Avocado deviled eggs step 1 - Dr. Axe

First, we need to hard-boil the eggs. In a medium pot, add the eggs and cover with water until they’re fully submerged. Bring them to a boil, then remove from heat and cover the pot for 12–13 minutes.

Avocado deviled eggs step 2 - Dr. Axe

Next, fill a large bowl with ice water. Use a slotted spoon to gently place the eggs into the bowl.

Avocado deviled eggs step 3 - Dr. Axe

Let the eggs chill here for 5 minutes.

Avocado deviled eggs step 4 - Dr. Axe

Next, remove the shell from the eggs and slice in half lengthwise, removing the yolk.

Avocado deviled eggs step 5 - Dr. Axe

Add the yolk, along with the avocado and spices to a bowl.

Avocado deviled eggs step 6 - Dr. Axe

Mix all of the ingredients until they’re well combined.

Avocado deviled eggs step 7 - Dr. Axe

Now, spoon the avocado/yolk mixture into the egg halves.

Avocado deviled eggs recipe - Dr. Axe

Top each egg half with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of fresh lime juice. Serve at your next event and watch your guests devour!

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  1. Sue Hale on

    I have made these before they are soooooooooo good! Good to know they are at least healthy for me, maybe add a little bone-broth powder to super charge them.

  2. jag on

    What about making egg salad with this recipe? Has anyone tried?

    The recipe on says to add cilantro as a topping, but the picture shows chopped cilantro being added. How much chopped cilantro?

  3. Ana-Clarissa on

    I love the taste of avocado, & I always enjoy serving devil eggs when having a special occasion. Now I can mix the avocado with my egg yellow to make fantastic devil eggs on my next get together, yum ? I can hardly wait!
    Thank you for sharing Dr. Axe.

  4. Janet on

    I make my own mayo with one of our hen’s fresh eggs along with avocado oil or grapeseed oil, lemon juice, mustard, a touch of vinegar and salt and pepper. It’s so good and reminds me of how “best foods” used to taste. I’m intrigued with your southwestern spiced eggs here and will give them a try sometime soon. Thanks.

  5. Trudi on

    1/4 smoked paprika ? …. 1 /4 WHAT ? teaspoon ? . maybe. typically we don’t use 1/4 Tablespoon and clearly not 1/4 cup… . SO teaspoon it is? I will try this I love avocado but my husband has been told to avoid them for their high potassium level. (he’s on peritoneal dialysis).

  6. Paula on

    The cilantro is clearly mixed in, so how much? and does the lime juice (again, how much?) need to be mixed in as well to keep the avocado from browning or is drizzling on top adequate? These are not ingredients I have used before so I don’t want to overdo it. Clarification would be helpful in the recipe. Thanks!

  7. Carole on

    These sound delicious…one note I mak….I hate to give the devil credit for any thing, so I gVe learned to call them ANGEL EGGS. Just sayin’.

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Hi Amy, I don’t currently have a link to print the recipes, but it is something my team is working on. In the meantime, I recommend simply copy and pasting the recipe into a document and printing from there. I apologize for the inconvenience.

  8. Kay on

    Want to thank you for all your informative videos. They are so interesting.and now i know a lot more about being Healthy Naturally!

  9. suzanne goulet on

    can you tell dr. axe why i have tummy aches when i eat avocado? Im assuming an allergy reaction.
    thank you, i enjoy brousing everything about your sites.

  10. Carolyn on

    This is such a fabulous snack for growing teenagers that want to “attack” the fridge every afternoon after school. Keeps them satisfied, gives them energy for sport, and is healthy at the same time. I keep a regular supply in the fridge.

  11. Steff on

    I have read that by boiling the egg yolk you are oxidising the good dietary cholesterol and therefore it becomes bad cholesterol and therefore unhealthy to eat. Is this incorrect?


    I skipped the chili powder because I’m not a fan and I don’t currently have cilantro. I also don’t have nor used lime juice. But I did combine all the other ingredients and this is amazing. I’ve had the mayonnaise type and love those as well but for low-carb this is an awesome substitute!!! Thank you so much!

  13. Sallie on

    Are most people eating low carbs to loose weight?? I admit this is a low carb recipe – but using mayo has even fewer carbs as far as I can tell.

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Hi Thomas, you are correct! Mayo is not a dairy product. I checked the article to see if I incorrectly said this, and I can’t find any mention of mayo being dairy. Please let me know if you are finding this error somewhere in the article.

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