March 7, 2015

Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs

These Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs aren't your mamma's deviled eggs!  Packed full of chopped fresh jalapeno, cilantro, fresh lime juice, and lime zest, Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs deliver up a zippy little spicy-yet-refreshing flavor punch.

Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs

NEWSFLASH ~ I'm excited to share with you all that I am a contributing writer to!  Yes, as I mentioned in my 4th bloggiversary post {15 of My Favorite Photos on 'The Blog'} a couple of weeks back, I have been partnering with for a while to build out their cooking 'How-To' website section, and they've recently just launched it ... meaning my articles are now published!  Pretty cool.

My role is to photograph and write step-by-step 'how-to' article tutorials for various dishes and basic cooking techniques.  It's so fun!

My two latest assignments? ~ How to Hard Boil Eggs and How to Make Deviled Eggs.  Which led to me taking just over 1,000 photos of eggs by the time all was said-and-done.  {Yes, I take way too many photos to get the handful I'm satisfied with.}

It also led to the creation of these scrumptiously zingy Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs.

Ya know, 'cause if I'm going to hard boil a ton of eggs to photo shoot for an article, ...
I'm going to play around with those hard boiled eggs when the photo shoot's done!  That's just what I do.

Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs

So after whipping up a batch of classic Southern Deviled Eggs, I decided to get creative and try out some other deviled egg variations.

And let me just tell ya, these rather-different-for-a-deviled-egg Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs knocked our socks off!

Packed full of chopped fresh jalapeno, cilantro, fresh lime juice, and lime zest, these eggs deliver up a zippy little spicy-yet-refreshing flavor punch.

Deviled Eggs with Jalapeno and Lime

So to add a little zing to your traditional deviled egg plate, give Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs a try!  They'll bring your plate an unexpected spicy zippy-ness, for sure.

Deviled Eggs with Jalapeno and Lime
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Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs
Source:  Adapted from The 150 Best American Recipes

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 T. minced fresh jalapeno {seeds & ribs removed}
  • 1 T. minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. minced lime zest {plus extra zest for garnish}
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  1. Cut hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Mash yolks with a fork until they resemble a sandy texture. Mash in lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, and lime zest until well combined. Add mayonnaise; stir until well combined and smooth.
  3. Place yolk mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.* Pipe yolk mixture into the cavity of each egg white. Garnish each deviled egg with lime zest and a small piece of jalapeno {for a spicy topping ~ be careful not to include seeds!} or a cilantro leaf {for a milder topping}.
  4. Refrigerate for two hours or overnight before serving to allow flavors to meld.
* I use a disposable piping bag. A zip-top baggie can also be used ~ place yolk mixture in the baggie, seal, and cut a bottom corner of the baggie. Or, simply use two spoons to spoon the yolk mixture into the egg whites.

Note ~ If preparing in advance, be sure to sprinkle lime zest only on the yolk filling portion of the eggs as the zest will make green dots on the whites as the eggs sit.
See my step-by-step 'How to Hard Boil Eggs' article on the How-To section of


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  1. OMGoodness I want to run out and make these right this second!!!!!!!!!!! Love the Post!
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  2. What a great idea to add the twist of lime and jalapeno to these delicious looking deviled eggs! Yum! I would love for you to share this over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays happening now! :-)

  3. Oh these sound wonderful - will have to make them right away. Thanks so much. Great post.

  4. What a creative twist on a classic! Pinning!

  5. Congratulations to you! Your photos are beautiful. Who would have thought that eggs could be so pretty. They sound great too. Thank you for linking up to Tips and Tricks. I hope to see you again this week. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Kathleen!

    2.!!! Soooo exciting! These also look delish! So proud of/for you!

  6. My husband would love these! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

  7. Your Jalapeno Lime Deviled Eggs look delicious! Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  8. What a delicious twist to typical deviled eggs! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  9. I'm so glad I came across this recipe today. I had all the ingredients in my fridge and just finished making the eggs - they are delicious! I'll be bringing a plate of green eggs (no ham) to a belated St. Patrick's Day party tonight. Thank you!


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