My favorite parties are the kind you can show up with your hair in a ponytail, potatoes smeared on your shoulder from feeding your infant earlier that day, and shoes are optional. Lately those are the only parties we attend – and they are usually in the form of a potluck, BYOB, “show up whenever” kind of shin-dig.
Once upon a time my husband and I were living in Washington, DC and had a fabulous social life of wining and dining, hosting couples’ dinner parties, and work travel that took me to the best hotels, restaurants, and bars. It was a time when high heels were my only form of footwear, makeup was never optional, and taking a shower wasn’t a luxury, it was the norm.
It’s funny how babies change all that. And yet, everything in life is better and richer, despite being smelly, stained, tired, frumpy, and simple. But when we have the opportunity to meet up with good friends and bring a dish to share, admittedly I want to show off just a ‘lil. Maybe attempt to be fancy once again. I figure it’s like riding a bike and naturally comes back.
All you need are hard-boiled eggs, a package of smoked salmon, avocado, cilantro, and homemade paleo mayo.
Nothing is easier, prettier or more impressive than these smoked salmon avocado deviled eggs. I mean seriously, this food is pretty. The combo of flavors smack you along side the head just like little flailing hands during a tantrum. I love the deep flavor of smoked salmon combined with the light and refreshing taste of cilantro and avocado. Out of smoked salmon? No problem. I am positive that shrimp would be delightful, as would a delicate pile of crab meat. You could probably put toilet paper on these puppies and they would still taste good. So feel free to mix it up to your liking.
These deviled eggs are perfect for a healthy, light lunch so be sure to double or even triple the recipe for leftovers. Plus, they are Paleo, Whole30 compliant, low-carb and gluten-free!
So next time bring these finger foods to share and when you receive tons and tons of praise, just wave that once perfectly manicured hand and say, “oh it was nothing” while secretly giving yourself mad props for a job well done! And while you’re at it, post a picture or two in Instagram and tag me @physicalkitchness.
Time Saver Tip
Hard boil a batch of eggs to have on hand at the beginning of the week for power snacks and to cut on prep time when creating these smoked salmon avocado deviled eggs. I also make homemade mayo to have on hand to use here, and for an addition to easy, quick lunches like tuna salad, chicken salad, and turkey wraps.
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- ¼ cup homemade mayo
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 avocado
- 1 package smoked salmon
- Small bunch of cilantro
- Slice hard-boiled eggs lengthwise and place hardened yolks in a bowl. Set whites aside. In the bowl with egg yolks, combine mayo, mustard, vinegar and salt. Mix until well incorporated.
- Use a small spoon or piping bag, fill the yolk mixture in the hollowed eggs white halves.
- Mash the avocado or slice in to small chunks and place along the rim of the yolk mixture. Dice the smoked salmon in to small pieces and place on the other side of the yolk. Garnish with cilantro.