Dress up your deviled eggs with the tasty twist of hummus! This easy deviled egg recipe is the perfect addition to any picnic or party! These will quickly become one of your favorite appetizers for any occasion!
Deviled eggs are a staple for so many holidays and parties. My mom often makes them for family events, Christmas, Easter, the 4th of July, and most recently for Father’s Day! There is pretty much no occasion where deviled eggs aren’t a welcome site on the table! They are classic finger foods that everyone reaches for!
Lets face it, the classic recipe is just that.. a classic! No one can argue with the mixture of mayo, yellow mustard and a dash of paprika, it is delicious! But if you’re like me you enjoy putting a twist on a classic, coming up with a new flavor combination that is equally delicious and adds a little something different to your party or picnic. These healthy deviled eggs that are an easy appetizer recipe to serve at any holiday gathering!
That is why I love this hummus deviled eggs recipe! I am a huge fan of hummus so combining it with deviled eggs is kind of a no brainer! It adds a little zing to the mashed egg yolks, and makes them creamy without the addition of mayonnaise. I know some people who HATE mayo so this recipe is perfect for them! In this recipe the creamy hummus takes the place of the mayo and helps create a delicious light and fluffy filling that everyone loves!
How I hard boil eggs-
The basis for these deviled eggs is obviously hard boiled eggs. It seems most people have a way they do it that they love. But just in case this is your first attempt (or you don’t like how yours turn out) I wanted to share my technique. My mom taught me how to do this years ago and it results in almost perfect eggs every time!
One thing to note is that the fresher your eggs are the more they will stick to the shell once they have been hard boiled. Believe it or not grocery store eggs can be up to 2 months old by the time you buy them! If you raise chickens or have farm fresh eggs you’ll want to use the oldest ones you have!
To begin place your eggs in a pot, it should be big enough that they are in one single layer on the bottom. Fill the pot just deep enough to cover the eggs with water. I always like to put in a couple of extras in case one cracks. So if I need a dozen eggs I’ll cook 13 or 14 just in case.
Place the pot on the stove and heat over high heat until boiling.
Once the water starts boiling place a lid on the pot and turn the heat all the way to low. Set a timer for 15 minutes.
While the eggs are cooking prepare a bowl of ice water. I fill a medium bowl to almost full with ice and then add water to fill it.
Once 15 minutes has passed remove pot from the heat and use a slotted spoon to transfer eggs from the pot and place them in the prepared ice water.
Allow the eggs to cool completely before peeling.
You can do this step several days before making your deviled eggs if you want to make preparation quick and easy!
Ingredients for these Hummus Deviled Eggs
Hard Boiled Eggs- Use my technique above or cook them your favorite way! I like to use large eggs.
Hummus– I use store bought but if you have a homemade hummus recipe you love you can use it!
Lemon Juice– Fresh lemon juice is best but if you only have the bottled kind it will work too!
Hot Sauce- Use your favorite hot sauce! If you like a lot of spice you can use a hot one or use a milder sauce for just a little spice!
Pinch of Salt– I like to use a coarse salt for these
Fresh Parsley– Fresh parsley adds a nice brightness and freshness to these tasty hummus deviled eggs. Other fresh herbs would work well too, we’ve used chives and dill!
Smoked Paprika– I love the taste of smoked paprika. It adds a little smoky flavor reminiscent of bacon that goes so well with eggs. If you don’t like the smoky
Here’s how to make these deviled eggs
First peel your hard boiled eggs, and rinse them under cold water to remove any bits of shell.
Cut each egg in half lengthwise.
Remove the yolk from each egg half and place it in a medium size bowl.
Add in hummus, lemon juice and hot sauce to the yolks. Now it is time to mash the yolks. You can use a food processor or mash them by hand with a pastry blender or a fork. Mash them until everything is well blended and smooth. Taste and then add salt to taste. Add more hot sauce if desired. If you use a pastry blender or forks stir the mixture after mashing to fluff it up a little.
Now we are going to fill the empty center of each egg half with the hummus mixture. You can do this with a spoon and simply place a spoonful in each egg white. I like to use a pastry bag, you can fit it with a star tip if you want to make them fancy, or just cut the tip off of the bag. If you don’t have a pastry bag a great way to do this is to use a sandwich bag and cut the bottom corner off.
Gently squeeze and swirl your piping bag to fill each of the egg halves.
After they are all full sprinkle them with smoked paprika and freshly chopped parsley.
Keep them in an air tight container and refrigerated until ready to serve.
Recipe Variations & Tips for Success
Use different hummus– If you have a flavored hummus you love such as garlic or roasted red pepper you can use it! If you have a favorite recipe, your own homemade hummus recipe works really well too! Try different flavors and find which one you like best! There are so many delicious hummus variations the possibilities are endless!
Use more hot sauce – If you love a spice don’t be afraid to use more hot sauce in this recipe or use a spicier sauce, even a small squirt of sriracha is a great option! It is a great idea to blend up the egg yolks first and then add the hot sauce to taste so you can get it just right!
Make ahead of time– These are a great make ahead side dish! If you are headed to a party and need something that you can make a couple of days and advance these are a great choice! Add the paprika and chopped parsley right before you’re ready to head out or serve them.
Buy chips- This recipe won’t use all your hummus. Buy some chips or veggies so you can munch on your leftover hummus!
How to store these eggs– Keep these refrigerated in an air tight container. They stay good for 2-3 days.
- 6 Large Hard Boiled Eggs
- ½ Cup Hummus
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- ½ tsp Hot Sauce
- Pinch of Salt
- Fresh Parsley
- Smoked Paprika
- First peel and rinse the hard boiled eggs to clean off any pieces of shell
- Cut the eggs lengthwise down the center creating two halves.
- Remove egg yolks and place them in a medium size bowl.
- Add hummus, lemon juice, and hot sauce to the yolks. Mash
and mix with a fork or in a food processor until the yolks are completely mashed and the ingredients are well mixed. Taste and mix in salt and/or more hot sauce to taste.
- Using a spoon or a pastry bag fill the egg whites with the egg yolk and hummus mixture.
- Finely chop the fresh parsley and lightly sprinkle the eggs with parsley and smoked paprika.
- Refrigerate in an air tight until ready to serve.