NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

PortWatch

August 14, 2013

A stuffed egg with a healthy kick -- spicy avocado

(Continued)

3 tablespoons minced white onion, divided

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 very ripe Haas avocado, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise

Ground black pepper

Place the eggs in a small saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring the water just to a boil, then remove the saucepan from the heat, cover it and set it aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice and water and let cool completely.

While the eggs are cooking, in a colander, toss the tomatoes with a hefty pinch of salt and let drain for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine the drained tomatoes with 1 teaspoon of the jalapenos, 2 teaspoons of the lime juice, 1 tablespoon of the onion and the cilantro. Toss well, then set aside.

Once the eggs have cooled, peel and halve them lengthwise. In a small bowl, combine 6 of the yolks (discarding the remaining 2 or saving them for another use) with the avocado, mayonnaise and the remaining 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Mash with a potato masher or fork until the mixture is smooth with a few lumps.

Stir in the remaining onion and jalapeno; add salt and pepper to taste. Mound the egg-avocado mixture into the egg whites, and top each one with some of the salsa.

Nutrition information per half: 60 calories; 35 calories from fat (58 percent of total calories); 4 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans fats); 90 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3 g protein; 100 mg sodium.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Special Features
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Special Features