Easter usually signals the start of Spring, a beautiful season of nature awakening. Egg dishes are abundant during Spring as it is often used as symbolism for Christ's resurrection.
Health-wise, eggs are rich in protein, which we need as we engage in more outdoor activities now that Winter is over. It's amazing how a simple kitchen staple can be transformed into fabulous dishes with just a little imagination.
Avocado Deviled Eggs (Ella Claire)
Avocado is loaded with nutritional value - nearly 20 vitamins and minerals! It's also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy kind of fat that our body needs. Pair this up with protein and you got yourself a powerful combo! This Avocado Deviled Eggs recipe from Ella Claire is a great snack that features just that.
"I have always loved deviled eggs. I love hard boiled eggs in general, but the yummy filling in a deviled egg is such a treat sometimes! They can be a little fattening made the traditional way, so I made up a recipe that uses avocado instead of mayonnaise! The avocado is so rich and creamy and we love them!"
- 8 eggs, hardboiled
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- seasoned salt (optional)
Deviled Eggs (The Little Kitchen)
What's better than Easter Eggs? Colorful deviled eggs that you can instantly pop in your mouth! This Deviled Eggs recipe from The Little Kitchen is more than just eye candy. The "yolks" are teeming with great flavor from parsley, ground mustard and dijon mustard. Plus the sprinkle of paprika gives this a gentle kick of spice!
"My secret ingredients for the most perfect deviled eggs are McCormick® ground mustard and dijon mustard. I know for some it’s pickle relish or even onions but this combination of ground mustard and dijon mustard will make you wanting more."
- 7 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Mustard, Ground
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Parsley Flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
- McCormick® Paprika
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Recipe (Wonky Wonderful)
Salmon is another ingredient you must have in the kitchen if you're trying to load up on protein. It's also rich in B vitamins and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. This Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Recipe from Wonky Wonderful is a protein-rich, uber delicious and elegant-looking snack you can make anytime of the day!
"This Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Recipe is the best way to use those leftover Easter eggs! Creamy deviled eggs topped with smoked salmon, dill and lemon. These are perfect for any brunch or holiday feast!"
- 6 Large Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream or plain Greek yogurt
- Small Pinch Salt/Pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Zest
- 1/4 teaspoon Fresh Chopped Dill
- 4 ounces Smoked Salmon
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Did you know that you could freeze eggs? This is a great idea if you've got tons of eggs that you wouldn't be using within a few weeks. Crack the eggs out of their shells, put in a container and freeze. Thaw in the fridge overnight before using.
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