10 Ways to Make Ordinary Deviled Eggs Extraordinary

Dye the egg white halves for a fun twist on deviled eggs.
Dye the egg white halves for a fun twist on deviled eggs.

Each Easter, my family and I dye hard-boiled eggs with the standard grocery-store dyeing kit. My mom then hides them around the house for our Easter egg scavenger hunt/overly competitive holiday tradition on Easter morning.

After we all run around the house in hopes of being the Easter egg hunt champion of the year, my mom puts the eggs to good use and makes deviled eggs. Like every other house in America, I know we are not the only ones who make deviled eggs to enjoy for the remainder of the weekend.

As good as the original recipe for deviled eggs is, it's always fun to spice things up and make creative and unordinary versions. Here are ten deviled eggs recipes you can whip together this Easter for a fun twist on the basic recipe.

10. Avocado Deviled Eggs

As we all know, avocados are creamy and smooth, so they work well as a substitution for mayonnaise in deviled eggs. Instead of mayonnaise, use about one and a half to two avocados, and instead of mustard, use about two tablespoons of ranch dressing and a tablespoon of sour cream. Blend these ingredients with the egg yolks so that the mixture is creamy and smooth. Add a little bit of lime juice, just as you would with guacamole. Finish by adding chopped shallots or onions, and salt. Pipe into the egg whites and you're done.

9. Hummus Deviled Eggs

This is a simple version of deviled eggs. Instead of Dijon mustard, use hummus, which will offer a tang to the mixture with mayonnaise, egg yolks and lemon juice. Sprinkle some salt and cayenne pepper on top for a finishing touch. You can also add pine nuts to the mixture to complement the hummus.

8. Dyed Deviled Eggs

This is a fun way to get your kids to eat deviled eggs. Instead of dying just the shell of the hard-boiled eggs, this time you dye the eggs with the shell and yolk removed. Use food coloring and vinegar in several cups to create the colors of your choice, then dunk each egg white into the cups. Once the egg whites have reached the desired color, remove them from the cups and let them drain and dry. Now you can fill them with a simple deviled egg mixture and serve.

7. Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs

Greek yogurt is a great substitution for mayonnaise or sour cream in most recipes. For deviled eggs, replace the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt, then combine with the egg yolks and Dijon mustard. However, if you want to sweeten the yogurt, you can add a small amount of honey as well. Sun-dried tomatoes are also a great addition. Finish with the typical smoked paprika, salt and shallots.

6. Sriracha and Wasabi Deviled Eggs

If you want to add a kick to your deviled eggs, make a mixture with Sriracha and wasabi. Those two ingredients definitely pack some heat in this Food & Wine recipe. After you peel the hard-boiled eggs, combine soy sauce, sake and star anise pods, scallions, sugar and fresh ginger in a pot. Add water and bring everything to a boil, then cool completely before adding the peeled eggs; let the eggs refrigerate in the mixture for four hours. Once the eggs are ready, remove the egg yolks, mix with mayonnaise, Sriracha, wasabi paste and chives, and then pipe into the egg white halves. Top with Chinese five-spice powder for the finishing touch.

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