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How to Make Deviled Eggs without Mayo

deviled eggs made without mayo

Deviled eggs are a classic dish usually served as appetizers or snacks. They are simple, easy to make, and very delicious. The best thing about classic deviled eggs is the preparation. You use hard-boiled egg whites as boats in which a mixture of hard-boiled egg yolks, mayo, and a few herbs and spices are piped.

The classic deviled egg recipe calls for adding mayonnaise to the egg yolk mixture. Mayonnaise adds richness and creaminess to the deviled eggs, not to forget the flavor. However, not all love deviled eggs with mayonnaise. Some, for instance, look for mayonnaise substitutes. That’s mainly because of the fat content or calories of mayonnaise. Others might not like its flavor, or it is simply unavailable at that moment.

So, if you are wondering how to make deviled eggs without mayo? We have just the right substitutes for you!

 

Can you make deviled eggs without mayonnaise?

platter of deviled eggs

Absolutely! The main reason we add mayonnaise to deviled eggs is to make the mixture creamy and rich. Without mayonnaise, the egg yolks will be dry and crumbly, and there won’t be a difference between a hard-boiled egg and deviled egg. Now that’s something none of us wants.

Most people don’t consider that you can make deviled eggs without mayo. All you need is a creamy element. It doesn’t necessarily have to be mayo. It can be anything else. So, if you don’t happen to like mayo and want to make delicious deviled eggs, you can happily do that! Isn’t that awesome?

 

Best substitutes for mayonnaise when making deviled eggs

Greek yogurt for deviled eggs

There are a few amazingly delicious substitutes for mayo that you can add to your deviled eggs. These offer flavor, creaminess, and richness to your dish. Here are a few substitutes that are perfect for your mayo-free deviled eggs:

  • Greek yogurt: The first mayonnaise substitute for deviled eggs is Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is rich in protein and low in sugar. Plus, it has a thick texture and a sweet flavor. The thick and creamy texture makes it an ideal candidate for deviled eggs.
  • Cream cheese: Another widely loved ingredient that can replace mayo for deviled eggs is cream cheese. It has a rich, creamy, smooth, and soft texture. Cream cheese has a slightly sweet flavor with a hint of tanginess which is actually pleasant. It is also a healthier choice when compared to mayonnaise.
  • Full-fat yogurt: If you like the distinctive tanginess of full-fat yogurt, feel free to replace mayo. Full-fat yogurt is easy to find and is loaded with healthy nutrients like probiotics, etc. You can use it to make yummy deviled eggs.

 

More Substitutes

  • Sour cream: Another ingredient close to Greek yogurt is sour cream. It has a creamy and smooth texture. Plus, its mild flavor with a hint of acidity makes the deviled eggs taste amazing.
  • Avocado: Another super healthy ingredient that works wonderfully in making deviled eggs is avocado. You get a smooth and creamy texture when you blend it or mash it. Although its flavor is pretty bland, you can easily adjust it to your liking. You can improve its smooth texture by adding a dash of olive oil. Plus, you will get a pale green filling which is fun. This particular ingredient can become very popular among kids because of its fun color and creamy flavor. You have to try this one!

 

How to store deviled eggs without mayonnaise

Whatever ingredients you use in your deviled eggs instead of mayo, you can store the eggs easily. The best way is to place them in an air-tight container and seal the lid tightly. Refrigerate them for up to two days. You can refrigerate the hard-boiled egg whites separately and the filling separately in a piping bag. This technique works best when you have to work in large batches.

 

Deviled Eggs Recipe: How to make deviled eggs without mayo

deviled eggs made without mayo

Ingredients

  • 6 whole eggs
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or more for blending)
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly chopped chives or paprika, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Start by boiling the eggs in water. For that, place eggs in a pan, fill it with water, and place it over medium heat. Once the water starts to boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Let the eggs stand in hot water for about 12 to 13 minutes. Once the time is up, transfer the eggs to ice water and let them sit for a minute.
  2. Peel the eggs to remove the outer shell. Cut them in half using a sharp knife.
  3. Collect the egg yolks in a bowl and set the egg white halves aside.
  4. Add chopped avocado, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, black pepper, olive oil, and salt to the bowl.
  5. Mash the ingredients with a fork. You can add a splash of water or more olive oil to get a creamy consistency to the deviled egg filling.
  6. Add this mixture to a piping bag and pipe it in the egg white bowl where the egg yolks were.
  7. Garnish the deviled eggs with chopped chives, and serve!
deviled-eggs

How to make deviled eggs without mayo

Ingredients
  

  • 6 whole eggs
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or more for blending
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly chopped chives or paprika for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Start by boiling the eggs in water. For that, place eggs in a pan, fill it with water and place it over medium heat. Once the water starts to boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Let the eggs stand in hot water for about 12 to 13 minutes. Once the time is up, transfer the eggs to ice water and let them sit for a minute.
  • Peel the eggs to remove the outer shell. Cut them in half using a sharp knife.
  • Collect the egg yolks in a bowl and set the egg white halves aside.
  • Add chopped avocado, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, black pepper, olive oil, and salt to the bowl.
  • Using a fork, mash the ingredients so that they are fully incorporated. You can add a splash of water or more olive oil to get a creamy consistency to the deviled egg filling.
  • Add this mixture to a piping bag and pipe it in the egg white bowl where the egg yolks were.
  • Garnish the deviled eggs with chopped chives, and serve!

FAQs:

How long are deviled eggs good for?

Deviled eggs can typically be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days if they are stored properly in an airtight container.

 

Why are deviled eggs called deviled eggs?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, in 1786, to “devil” a food meant to cook it with a spicy seasoning or over very high heat.

 

Who invented deviled eggs?

The origins of deviled eggs can be traced back to ancient Rome, where boiled eggs were seasoned with spicy sauces and served as a starter meal during gatherings and feasts. However, it is unclear who specifically invented deviled eggs. Historical records suggest that the dish may have been created by a Roman chef, and by the 19th century, deviled eggs had become a popular dish in Britain and America.

 

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Author

  • Laurie Graves

    Laurie is a 50-something wife and boy mom, who loves to share easy recipes, DIY home ideas, and food hacks. She truly believes that with a little inspiration, anyone can make their home and meals feel special.

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