Avocado-Tarragon Eggs

Avocado-Tarragon Eggs Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Creamy avocado, dried tarragon, and lime juice add fresh flavor to these small tasty Avocado-Tarragon Eggs.


Makes 2 dozen
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Dash of hot sauce (optional)
1 1/2 ripe avocados
3 3/4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves


1. Slice eggs in half lengthwise, and carefully remove yolks, keeping egg whites intact.

2. Grate egg yolks using small holes of a box grater. Mash together yolks, mayonnaise, and next 3 ingredients. Add hot sauce, if desired.

3. Mash together avocados and lime juice. Stir avocado mixture and tarragon into yolk mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into egg white halves. Top with desired amount of parsley leaves.