Remember my Easter recipes post? I mentioned that Frank made a delicious and MUCH healthier version of deviled eggs using a very secret ingredient…HUMMUS! I’m finally here to show you how he did it.
When I think of deviled eggs, I think of creamy, smooth, mayo-ridden yolks that have been whipped to perfection. These deviled eggs are just as perfectly whipped as you’d expect, creamy and delicious, but without the added fat and calories! I absolutely love when you can take a classic and turn it into a more nutritious treat.
I particularly like this recipe because Frank takes a creative twist while also using less of the yolks than normal; only 5 yolks to be exact! I will also mention that these hard boiled eggs were a team effort! Frank’s mom hard boiled the eggs the night before, and then he shelled and prepared them the next day. Team work!
Here’s a run down of the recipe:
12 hard boiled eggs
1 cup or so of sweet roasted red pepper Tribe hummus (Feel free to try out different flavors of hummus–this one was amazing, though)
1 1/2 tsp. Smoked paprika
Dash of Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
Lots of crushed black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. chili and garlic spice mix (or you can use them separately if you don’t have the mix grinder)
Frank’s Red Hot sauce (to taste)
*As you can see, many of these measurements are to taste. Frank likes to experiment and “eye-ball” most of the ingredients, so taste test along the way and figure out what works for you!
1. Once you have made the hard boiled the eggs and let them cool over night…
2. Remove the shells
3. Carefully slice the egg down the middle lengthwise and remove the yolks.
4. Once step 3 is complete, take 5 of the yolks and discard the rest (or save for a batch of the regular mayonnaise kind–yes we did this!)
5. To the yolks, add the hummus, and all of the seasonings, plus the hot sauce. Stir well until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Taste test before piping!
6. Frank was lucky enough to use his mom’s cool piping tool pictured below, but I’m sure not everyone has this luxury. You can place the mixture into a piping bag or even a ziploc plastic bag and for a prettier look, use a flower-like tip which adds a layer of flare to your deviled eggs, but again, use whatever you have! You can simply cut the corner of your plastic bag and pipe with an angled edge, too.
7. Sprinkle the deviled eggs with a little paprika for garnish and enjoy!