By Cassie Johnston
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I am the youngest of four siblings. We’re all married with kids. So if you do the math, you’d probably figured out that our family events are pretty bumpin’. And we’re all food obsessed. Every. Last. One.
My oldest sister has been known on more than one occasion to call my parents’ house on the two hour drive down to find out what we are eating. Cuz, you know, she needs something to motivate her on the interstate. It’s just how we roll.
So when you put that many food-obsessed folks in a room, things can get a bit hairy when the family favorites come out. Hold no prisoners. Go all out. You snooze, you lose. And the very first thing to go are always the deviled eggs.
I couldn’t tell you the last time a tray of deviled eggs actually made it to the table at a family event. What usually happens is that Mama asks one of us to pipe in the filling, and so we get to work quietly, hoping no one else will notice as we do the whole “one for you, two for me” trick. But news travels fast in this family and within a few minutes, there is a small mob around the deviled eggs. And before the last egg half is even piped, the tray is completely empty.
Peace out, deviled eggs.
I don’t know why, but I rarely make deviled eggs just for myself. I mean, who makes deviled eggs just for the heck of it? Considering our family feeding frenzy, you’d think we’d all try to get our fill on our own, but nope, deviled eggs are a strictly holiday dish.
In an attempt to transform deviled eggs into an everyday delicacy, I did some change-ups for the filling from your traditional deviled egg. Mayo is out, protein-packed Greek yogurt is in. And for an interesting and fiber-filled flavoring, I put in a touch of hummus. The hummus keeps the filling thick and creamy, even if the eggs sit out of the fridge for a while. It also makes them the perfect texture for beautiful piping, if that’s your bag.
Get it? Bag? Piping? I kill me!
With yogurt instead of mayo and a dollop of hummus stirred in, these Hummus Deviled Eggs are healthier and more flavorful than their traditional counterparts.
8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons hummus
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon dried dill
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Paprika, for sprinkling
For extra flavor, try using smoked paprika or even sumac to top the eggs instead of regular paprika.
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I love that you can use greek yogurt to health anyhing up!
I’ve never been a deviled egg fan, but these look so good!! I might try them soon.
Your story made me laugh. My family is food obsessed with certain things – good Creole tomatoes, silver queen corn, crab claws, & perfectly ripe fruit to name a few
I dislike deviled eggs immensely. My husband, daughters and parents love them immensely (as you stated they don’t make it to the table). I was wondering how to make them for my husband and make them better for him without all that mayo in there. I might have to give these a try for our fish fry next Saturday. Keep your fingers crossed that I don’t gag all over them before I get them deviled.
I love deviled eggs! I just made them for the first time a few weeks ago. I’m not sure why I never tried them before?! I love the addition of hummus.
I’m visiting a friend in Bloomington, IN this weekend, any suggestions for must see/ must eat at places?!
Ooh! Every place will be CRAZYPANTS because of Little 5 weekend. So good luck! Finch’s, Lennie’s, and Farm Bloomington are all favorite restaurants of mine. Falafels is a great place for a quick, cheap lunch. And if you are into international food, make sure to check out all the awesome restaurants on 4th street downtown. :)
Please ignore the drunk people sleeping on lawns, I promise B-town isn’t always this crazy. :P
Well, she is an IU student, so I’m sure we will be partaking in the festivites as well (but no sleeping on lawns, hopefully.) It’s my first time to Bloomington so I’m super pumped to explore a new place! It’ll be great to get out of Minneapolis for a while, especially since it’s the University of Minnesota’s Spring Jam weekend! Thanks for the ideas!
These were gone so fast at my house I could not believe it!!! Even my oldest child who does not like greek yogurt or deviled eggs was scarfing them down.
I forgot how much I loved devolved eggs until I was making a green eggs and ham version for my kindergarten and their book buddies. Deviled plus a ham cube on top – the kids ate them like mad
I don’t go all fancy piped for myself, but do use Greek yogurt and a touch of olive oil mayo. I eat them for breakfast sometimes, or for an aft run snack!
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