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23 Jan

Fat Guacamole Devils

Breathing new life into a tried and true recipe is a simple way of adding variety to your diet. Take deviled eggs, for example. They’ve been around as long as any of us can probably remember, although you don’t see them at parties as often as you once did. It’s not because deviled eggs aren’t good, it’s just that they’re not that exciting anymore. You might, however,  start seeing them served more often again if enough people see the recipe for Fat Guacamole Devils Tamara Baysinger entered in our Primal Blueprint Cookbook Challenge.

Her take on deviled eggs eliminates the mayonnaise and uses avocado instead. This loads the eggs with even more healthy fat and gives the filling a creamy, rich texture. A teaspoon or so of lime juice and hot sauce liven things up and just like that you’ve got a flavorful, interesting new take on a classic recipe.

While these deviled eggs aren’t quite bite-sized (they’re not called Fat Guacamole Devils for nothing) they’re definitely the type of finger food we love to snack on. We can imagine eating these eggs pretty much any time of day that hunger strikes. You can serve them as snack food at everything from dinner parties to Super Bowl parties. If you want to dress the little devils up for a party (or just add more flavor and fat) follow Tamara’s suggestion of garnishing the eggs with chopped olives or crumbled bacon. Other garnishes to consider are cilantro, a fresh herb that always goes well with avocado, and paprika, a spice typically used to top deviled eggs.

Fat Guacamole Devils


  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


Peel and halve the eggs and spoon their yolks into a small bowl.

Mash the yolks with the avocado, hot sauce and lime juice; add salt and pepper to taste.

Refill egg white halves with yolk mixture, and enjoy!

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  1. Whoa! Great idea!

    Aaron Blaisdell wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  2. Holy guacamole! This sounds outrageously tasty!

    pat wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  3. Thank you for this recipe. I will definitely try it.

    Organic Gabe wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  4. Hey there! I just want to say that I love your blog/site, and have never commented before, but I never thought another person used this recipe but me:) eggs and avocados are a few of my favorite foods, and they just go great together! I’ve been slowly transitioning my diet to a more primal one the past year or so, and you’ve helped a lot. I love waking up in the morning and reading something new each day. So, thank you Mark for having your awesome site for everyone to learn and share ideas. I love cooking primal!

    Jewel wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  5. wow this sounds soooooooo good! i’ll be trying it soon! 😀

    Ika wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  6. Ingenious!

    pepper wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  7. That looks AMAZING! I’ve been trying to think of new ways to take eggs for breakfast during the work week (I go to work super early and need something I can bring with me). This looks wonderful!!

    Michelle wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  8. Looks delicious!

    john speno wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  9. Oh very yummy. I forgot I bought some Avocados last week. Thanks for the reminder. I think I might make 1/2 dozen of these tonight!

    Grok wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  10. Those look amazing!

    Shine wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  11. Ummm…I want to eat these NOW!

    FairyRae2 wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  12. When I first began my primal journey (trek? epic quest?) I made something like this. I just made regular guacamole with onions and tomatoes and stuffed that in the egg whites. I like the idea of putting the yolks back in with the avocado. I think I just popped them in my mouth when I made them before.

    Caveman Sam wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  13. yeah, those were yummy Caveman Sam.

    Cave Brother wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  14. Replace avocado with coconut oil/butter. Whoa!

    bfaber87 wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  15. I have to make this tonight! Hockey Night in Canada with some friends coming over…nothing but primal yummies and THIS will WOW them I am sure. Great, fresh and very simple idea. Well done…

    mikecheliak wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  16. Dude… Thanks for posting this!! There is nothing about this Primal Snack that isn’t awesome. I will have to make some of these bad boys tonight!

    Steve-O wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  17. Avocados and fried eggs for breakfast with a touch of hot sauce. Been on my list of favs for the last 6 or 7 months. Love the idea of the deviled eggs.

    Mike wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  18. I am happy to say that today I purchased a couple of avocados and have some lovely eggs in the frig.

    These sound great!

    Laura wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  19. wow. Those look amazing!

    Theresa wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  20. Awesome!!

    gilliebean wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  21. This is something that I should try sometime this week…

    Arkaen wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  22. Can’t wait to try these!

    musajen wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  23. OMG!!! That is genius!!!! Thxs!

    iisierra wrote on January 23rd, 2010
    • How long have you been practicing the Primal Diet? You look great! I am planning on starting very soon. I have alot of “before” pics and I look at them and they give me motivation (they make me sad too lol) Do you have any tips or advice? Thanks! Michelle

      Michelle Carlock wrote on May 19th, 2010
  24. Oh guacamole eggs, where have you been all my life?

    lelak wrote on January 23rd, 2010
  25. My god they look delicious. I absolutely love Avocados. They’r easily one of my favourite foods. Great post!

    Richard Shelmerdine wrote on January 24th, 2010
  26. These are definitely in our future.

    BenevolentForce wrote on January 24th, 2010
  27. Brilliant – and so simple. Come on, avocados… hurry up and ripen! I can’t wait to surprise Mr. Kitty with these gems. :)

    Hello Kitty wrote on January 24th, 2010
  28. My wife and I are hosting dinner tonight for two old friends of ours, and we have a 5-pound Mary’s Free-range Duck, chard greens with bacon, a butternut squash to make a delicious hot soup, and 2 bottles of Carmel Road Pinot Noir.

    We were trying to think of what we can make for an appetizer, and then I read this post and the question to the meaning of life has been answered!

    [Angel voices burst loudly, sunshine beams into my house]

    The Lean Saloon wrote on January 24th, 2010
  29. These need to be served with some ham.

    Eric wrote on January 24th, 2010
  30. OMG those look amazing i never would have thought of that!

    good call!

    kevin krautsack wrote on January 24th, 2010
  31. Looks great. I will be trying this one soon. I often eat deviled eggs. My wife loves them and it’s quick if I’m in a hurry to leave. I have been recently just using mayo, dijon mustard and adding hemp seeds for a nice crunch.

    Robert wrote on January 24th, 2010
  32. I’m going to have to try those!

    vargas wrote on January 24th, 2010
  33. Hey, cool! What fun to come home after a primally-fueled weekend vacation to discover my recipe here. Thanks, Mark! :) Tamara

    BarbeyGirl wrote on January 24th, 2010
  34. Just made these little devils. They’re awesome – I added a little red onion, too.

    Duncan wrote on January 24th, 2010
  35. guacamole, hot sauce, and eggs!

    that’s music to my primal texan ears. guacamole and hot sauce are like water and oxygen in the south.

    i can’t wait to try these bad boys tomorrow.

    Doug wrote on January 24th, 2010

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