With Easter right around the corner you might be thinking about deviled eggs. I know I am because I love these things!
I wanted to share my favorite deviled eggs recipe and the good news is there is a secret ingredient so you don’t have to feel as guilty helping yourself to seconds (and thirds) on these!
In this case, the secret ingredient is Cauliflower!
No don’t shut the screen down. I swear to you these are delicious. I made these for Easter and the plate was gobbled down in a flash and not one person made a comment. They were too busy grabbing a second one 😉
I think this adds such a yummy dimension to the egg and even better it cuts the mayo in half. Plus gets an extra serving of veggies into your diet which is something I am always looking for.
The recipe is super simple:
- ¼ cup pureed cauliflower
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 1½ teaspoon dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons mayo
- salt and pepper
- Start by hardboiling 6 eggs, peel and slice in half.
- Use a spoon to scoop out the yolk and place in a bowl.
- Add cauliflower puree, mustard and mayo and mix well.
- Scoop the mixture into the hollowed egg whites and top generously with salt and pepper to taste.
- You might also garnish with paprika or fresh chives or parsley or fresh dill
To puree the cauliflower, you just want to steam fresh or frozen cauliflower until soft. Add to a food processor and mix until you get a puree. I usually add a few teaspoons of water to get a creamy consistency. I puree the entire head of cauliflower and then place the extra in a ziploc in the freezer. This is a delicious addition to mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese or any other creamy sauces to kick up the nutrition.
So easy and so yummy and each of these guys is going to be about 75 calories. The mustard is not included in the original recipe but I like the kick so you might want a little more or a little less.
I like to add the egg mixture to a pastry bag with tip or a sandwich bag, cut the tip of the bag and you can easily squeeze it right into the egg white for a nicer presentation.
And that is it! Top with fresh herb of your choice- parsley, chives or I love fresh dill. I also like to sprinkle with paprika and if you like dill pickle in your deviled eggs, a finely chopped dill pickle topping would also be wonderful.
Recipe adapted from Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld.
If you need a way to use up the rest of your cauliflower, try this Cauliflower and White Cheddar Soup. So good!
If you are planning for Easter dinner, these Smoked Cheddar Mashed Potatoes are heavenly!
And one last note, check out the post here to see how to perfectly hard boil eggs each time!