Mexican Deviled Eggs

When you think of your favorite retro foods, do you think of Pigs in a Blanket or Macaroni & Cheese?  How about a Jell-o mold?  I think of Deviled Eggs.  What I love about this version is that it offers an unexpected twist on an old favorite. Lime juice, chipotle pepper and cilantro combine with mayo for a zippy, creamy filling.   Best of all, it's low-FODMAP but your guests will never know!  If you want to get fancy, check out my super-simple hack for piping the filling into the egg. 

Mexican Deviled Eggs: The Hit of the Party!

Mexican Deviled Eggs: The Hit of the Party!

Makes 24

Ingredients

1 dozen organic eggs, hard-boiled & peeled

6 tablespoons of mayonnaise

3 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lime juice

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon of ground chipotle pepper

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Foolproof Hard-Boiled Eggs

  • Gently place 12 eggs in a pot and fill with water to cover by 2 inches.
  • Bring eggs to boil then turn off heat and cover.  Let eggs sit for 13 minutes.  No more, no less!
  • While eggs are cooking, make an ice bath by filling up a large bowl with ice and water.
  • When done, drain eggs in a colander and then immediately plunge eggs into ice bath to cool.
  • Peel eggs.
An ice bath instantly stops hard boiled eggs from continued cooking. 

An ice bath instantly stops hard boiled eggs from continued cooking. 

Make Deviled Egg Filling

  • Slice each egg in half length-wise.
  • Gently scoop out the egg yolk of each egg and place in bowl.
  • Combine egg yolks, mayonnaise, lime juice, salt and chipotle pepper.  Stir until very creamy. 
  • Genius Tip: to keep the eggs from sliding, cut a small divot on the bottom of each egg half.
Prevent sliding: slice off a tiny piece of the bottom of egg to create a divot.

Prevent sliding: slice off a tiny piece of the bottom of egg to create a divot.

Fill Deviled Eggs

You have two options.  Fancy or not fancy. 

  • Fancy: scoop filling into a sandwich bag then squeeze the filling towards one end of the bag.  Snip off a small piece of the end of the bag to create a hack-piping bag.  Squeeze filling into each empty egg.
  • Not Fancy: Use a spoon and fill each empty egg.

Garnish

  • Top filled eggs with cilantro & serve.