Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs

March 7, 2015
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.
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As a food blogger, we sometimes take on writing articles for other sites.  Which is just the case with me recently, when I partnered with Food.com {which is now Genius Kitchen} to create how-to articles and photos for some basic cooking techniques.

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 with the step-by-step photos.  {Yes indeed, I take way too many photos to get the handful I'm satisfied with.}

Happily, these assignments also led to the creation of these scrumptiously tasty Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs.

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

So after whipping up a batch of  our favorite classic Southern Deviled Eggs, I decided to get creative and try out some other deviled egg variations like Bacon & Scallion Deviled Eggs and Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs.  I even had fun coming up with different ways to garnish them ... which led to my fun post "10 Deviled Eggs Garnishes {That Aren't a Sprinkling of Paprika}."  Not that there's anything wrong with topping deviled eggs with paprika! ... Just sometimes, perhaps, you want something a little bit different.

Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs with Cilantro image

But the hands-down winner of my deviled eggs recipe adventure were these rather-different-for-a-deviled-egg Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs.  They absolutely knocked our socks off!

They're packed full of chopped fresh jalapeno, cilantro, fresh lime juice, and lime zest, which sounds like a pretty strange combination of flavors to pack into an egg.  But let me tell you, these eggs deliver up a zippy little spicy-yet-refreshing flavor punch that's oh so good.

The heat from the jalapeno is definitely there, but it's not too overpowering to be tasty.  Then the fresh lime juice and lime zest add a freshness of flavor that really just brighten up the deviled eggs.  These eggs truly aren't your Mama's potluck deviled eggs!

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

Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs in an Egg Plate image


Jalapeno-Lime Deviled Eggs
Source:  Adapted from The 150 Best American Recipes
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  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.

Enjoy!


Enjoy these other deviled eggs from The Kitchen is My Playground ...

Southern Deviled Eggs

10 Deviled Egg Garnishes

Bacon & Scallion Deviled Eggs

Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs


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18 comments

  1. OMGoodness I want to run out and make these right this second!!!!!!!!!!! Love the Post!
    Coming to you from http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/09/made-monday-17/

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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! :-)
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!

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  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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  10. We always have deviled eggs for Easter and hubby loves jalapenos so I'm making these this year!

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  11. Hi Tracey, lovely use of lime. I'd be honoured if you would share this with everyone over at Food on Friday: March. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  12. Hi Tracy These sound amazing. I'M definitely going to try these.

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  13. Deviled eggs are always my go to favorite, so I sure am excited about these. They sound lovely!!! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy!

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. These look wonderful, Tracey! Thanks for joining Friday Frenzy! P~

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