Guacamole Eggs

Need to use up some of those hard-boiled eggs? The fresh, bright taste of guacamole is a perfect fit with the egg-white halves. In the version below, the guacamole is flavored with a healthy dose of lime juice and topped off with a sprinkling of sliced scallions. This is a healthier alternative to the mayonnaise and egg yolks of deviled eggs.

Makes: 20 stuffed egg-white halves

Flesh from 2 avocados
3-4 Tbsp fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
½ tsp ground cumin
Fresh ground black pepper
2 scallions, white and green parts chopped, dark green chopped for garnish
10 hard-boiled eggs, each sliced in half, discard yolks

In a small bowl, using a fork, mash the avocado leaving small chunks if desired. Add 3 tablespoons of the lime juice, the cumin, salt and pepper to taste, and the chopped scallion. Mix well, taste, and add more lime juice if desired. Fill each egg white half with about a tablespoon of the guacamole and top with the sliced scallion greens. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per 2-piece serving: 81 calories, 4 g protein, 3 g carbohydrates, 6 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g saturated fat, 88 mg sodium, 2 g dietary fiber (also a good source of mono-unsaturated fats, potassium, and riboflavin). Equivalent to: ½ Protein, 1 Fat
Source: Washington Post, Wednesday June 29, 2005
Note: If traditional deviled eggs are more your thing try replacing half of the mayonnaise with plain non-fat Greek yogurt.