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Guacamole Eggs

Guacamole Eggs 10.000
Jun 29, 2005

Good ideas travel fast. One week, there was a recipe on the side of a bag of avocados that substituted guacamole for traditional deviled egg filling. The next week, a similar recipe turned up in the Penzeys spice catalogue.

Whatever the origin, the idea is a winner. The fresh, bright taste of guacamole is a perfect fit with the egg-white halves. In this version, the guacamole is flavored with a healthy dose of lime juice and topped off with a sprinkling of sliced scallions.


Servings: 10

Yield: Makes 20 stuffed egg-white halves

Ingredients
  • Flesh of 2 avocados
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 scallions, white and light green parts chopped, darker green parts sliced for garnish
  • 10 hard-cooked eggs, each cut in half (yolks saved for another use)

Directions

Mash the avocado flesh in a small bowl, leaving small chunks if desired.

Add 3 tablespoons of the lime juice, the cumin, salt and pepper to taste and the chopped scallions; mix well. Taste and add lime juice as needed.

Fill each egg white half with about a tablespoon of the guacamole. Top with the sliced scallion greens. Serve immediately.

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Tested by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per 2-piece serving: 81


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 6g 9%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 88mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 4g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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