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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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    Renee wrote on January 25th, 2010
  2. These look like the perfect snack; can’t wait to try them. Thanks!

    cheryl wrote on January 26th, 2010
  3. Wow… very well done. I wasn’t looking for a new way to eat eggs, but any new way to add guacamole to a meal is a good one.

    Steven wrote on January 26th, 2010
  4. Yup, it does cry out for a side of ham to go with it. But, seriously, what a perfect idea~ combining two of the best foods, eggs & avocado. I can’t wait to make it.

    Caisue wrote on January 26th, 2010
  5. Wow! These will be my addition to the superbowl party!

    John wrote on January 26th, 2010
  6. OMG, that’s fabulous! My husband is a huge fan of deviled eggs, so these and some ham or bacon will find their way on to our Super Bowl menu. Genius!

    Deanna wrote on January 27th, 2010
  7. I will try them at lunch.

    Thanks for the information

    alfredoe wrote on January 28th, 2010
  8. Wow! Tried these tonight and all I have to say is YUM! I am just starting my foray into the Primal way of life, and this was my first official jump in that direction. I am also making a meatloaf (although I am stuffing it in green bell peppers) that I found on the site for dinner tonight. So far, so good!

    Becky wrote on January 31st, 2010
  9. Just made these! AMAZING!!!!

    Chad wrote on February 10th, 2010
  10. Whoa! Dude! more Synchronicity!!! This recipe is worth finding this site!!! I’ve just started checking this place out and already got my 1’s and 0’s worth!! :) Bet this could be made into an incredible egg salad recipe….hum…

    Robert wrote on February 14th, 2010
  11. im in the process of boiling my eggs as we speak!

    shastagirl wrote on February 18th, 2010
  12. er i should say type xD

    shastagirl wrote on February 18th, 2010
  13. Yummy, looks good! A recipe with a good dose of healthy fats from avocado and choline from egg yolks.

    The Conscious Life wrote on March 28th, 2010
  14. I absolutely love the recipes on your site! Whenever I need a bit of food variety I know I can count on Mark’s Daily Apple.

    Cassandra wrote on April 7th, 2010
  15. I always like different textures – so I tried to add bacon. I added bacon with the avocado and egg yolks to add a salty taste. And then crumbled bacon on top. Check out my recipe at

    Yinh wrote on June 13th, 2010
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    brijesh wrote on June 13th, 2010
  18. I added a pinch of cayenne pepper powder to give it slow and lasting kick. Applying lime on top in the end helps keep it from turning brown sooner.

    Vince wrote on July 14th, 2010
  19. ok i heard about this site on the radio the other night so i might be trying this diet very soon, and i totally lve this snack idea plus avacodos are super high in monounsaturated fatty acids which is good to help lose belly fat! i might put some nuts with it too

    blueleo wrote on September 15th, 2010
  20. For some extra kick add bacon and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

    fish oil capsules wrote on October 4th, 2010
  21. We tried these out and they were awesome. Here’s a pic:

    The Primal Palette wrote on October 14th, 2010
  22. I made these myself. I found that adding in very finely chopped jalapeno to be better than hot sauce. Also, topping it with some paprika or whatever other spice/herb is great.

    Jeff wrote on November 13th, 2010
  23. These sound great, I’ve got to try them.

    Josh wrote on November 22nd, 2010
  24. One of my favorite recipes! I made it except I doubled the recipe (what do you do with the other half of the avocado) and added tomato and bacon. Check it out:

    Thanks for the inspiration Mark!

    Jes wrote on August 19th, 2011
  25. My wife and I are taking these and the walnut crust pie to the family Thanksgiving Feast. If they go over well I might sell the fam on Primal eating. If they go over poorly there will be more for me. I see no downside.

    EJ wrote on November 24th, 2011
  26. Delicious!!! I just made these this evening, inspired by Easter tomorrow. I looove deviled eggs, but these just might be even better! I used lemon instead of lime juice just because that’s what I had available… added a teaspoon or a little less of honey to keep the avocado nice and bright green (since these won’t be eaten until tomorrow, I don’t want them getting brown!)…went maybe a little extra on the hot sauce… and OMG they are Goooooood :-) Thank you!

    lovin' the good life wrote on April 8th, 2012
  27. Add some crispy cut up little pieces of bacon. So divine.

    Chuck wrote on April 27th, 2012
  28. I added cayenne pepper in lieu of hot-sizzle…. delicious! (any estimate on nutritional info of a six pack of these li’l guy’s? can’t be more than 3000% recommended daily fat intake, right?)

    JDIRT2019 wrote on May 12th, 2012
  29. I added garlic salt, fresh cilantro and a whole lot of Cholula hot sauce-absolute perfection! Thank u, thank u, topped it with paprika. Looks fancy!

    Lilly wrote on February 5th, 2013
  30. How long do you think these would keep in the fridge in an air tight container and wrapped with plastic wrap? Just curious if I could make these advanced for the week or not. Thanks

    jami wrote on February 16th, 2013
  31. I’ve made these for a party before – they were a hit (except I made them too spicy for some people)… I’m pondering how to do a portable version… Perhaps 2 overstuffed halves put together with a slice of crispy bacon wrapped around the long way to hold the filling in? *nom*

    PrimalMama wrote on March 23rd, 2013
  32. What a great recipe. Mine were *really* fat. I had just purchased a dozen turkey eggs and made these with them. Served them up alongside a salmon salad. Yum!

    Julian Greene wrote on July 14th, 2013
  33. I was going to do this cada’ thing, just before I got to the softened butter wasting there first, WOW! That IS why deviled eggs exist in the first place!

    I started thinking about all the ‘weird’ old recipes I found my old copy the White House Cookbook; where they could have used whatever they wanted; and then suddenly realized that butter was used in almost every instance that mayonnaise is now! So I tried drained tuna and crème fraiche’ WOW! I tried it with lunchmeats and citrus WOW! It’s fun to play in your food! Avocado, bacon and feta for example, with hard yolks make for a FINE spinach salad, perhaps some of your favorite toasted nuts, oh the possibilities! Just combine those fats for personal endurance and thrifty kitchens all! A pinch of maple flakes in savory, and a pinch of Himalayan/Fleur De Sel in sweet, can’t go wrong, and NO more is not better in a pinch! 😀

    Lucille wrote on July 24th, 2013
  34. I have been making these for a while, but I make mine by scooping out the yellow and separately mashing the avo with garlic, salt and pepper and adding only a little of the yellow – not a fan of too much of the yellow, mainly for the taste. Its my favourite snack or go to for breakfast.

    Insaaf wrote on October 7th, 2013

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