Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs - Spiced Up, Lightened Up, Smoky Deviled Eggs Recipe Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs – Spiced Up, Lightened Up, Smoky Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs, in various forms, have been around for centuries. One of the earliest recipes appeared in Platina’s 15th century De honesta voluptate et valetudine. This version featured yolks that were mashed with cheese, finely chopped herbs and raisins and then stuffed back into the whites before being fried in oil. By the 16th century, the practice of stuffing egg whites with a yolk mixture had become quite common. As recipes began calling for hot and spicy ingredients, like cayenne pepper, the term “deviled” was adopted for somewhat obvious reasons (heat, devils– you see the connection). In the early 18th century, the term was often used to describe dishes cooked with spice or served with spicy condiments. In France the phrase à la Diable is used in a similar fashion.

As deviled eggs became a popular treat at community events and church functions, they were referred to as “mimosa eggs” or “salad eggs” in order to avoid any unholy name connection. Though mayonnaise is often used to bind the mashed egg yolk, it did not appear in any recipes until Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School cookbook in 1896 and was not commonly used until the 1940s. Interestingly, nowadays deviled eggs tend to be quite mild in flavor. Mustard is used to give them a slight kick, and sometimes a bit of mild paprika is sprinkled on top.

With this recipe, I decided to take deviled eggs back to their spicy “devilish” roots. I replaced half the yolks with hummus and ditched the mayo to make the recipe a bit healthier. I added sriracha (of course!) to spice things up. A sprinkle of smoked paprika brings the whole shebang together. These little guys are total flavor bombs, highly addictive. Serve them at your next soiree, and be sure to have extras on hand– they are devilishly delicious!

Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs - Spiced Up, Lightened Up, Smoky Deviled Eggs Recipe

Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups chickpeas, cooked or canned and drained (reserve cooking liquid or liquid from the can)
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic - to learn how to roast garlic click here
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Smoked paprika for garnish

You will also need

  • Food processor, pastry piping bag with decorative tip (optional), mesh strainer
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: 16
Kosher Key: Pareve
  • Place eggs in pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Turn off the heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and run cold water over the eggs. The eggs are easiest to peel if they're still slightly warm. Also, older eggs peel easier than fresh. Cut peeled eggs in half with a sharp knife, dipping the knife in water between each egg so they slice smoothly.
  • Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs - Spiced Up, Lightened Up, Smoky Deviled Eggs RecipeScoop out the yolks. Reserve 4 of the yolks in bowl of a food processor. Discard the other yolks (or save them as a special treat for your dog!). Add the chickpeas, tahini, roasted garlic, lemon juice, sriracha, extra virgin olive oil, honey and salt to the food processor and process, adding the reserved chickpea liquid in small batches until mixture is smooth and easily spreadable. If you're spice sensitive, you might want to start with 1/2 tbsp sriracha and add more to taste.
  • Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs - Spiced Up, Lightened Up, Smoky Deviled Eggs RecipeUse a pastry bag with tip to pipe the hummus mixture into the halved eggs (or, if you want to be less fancy, just scoop a bit of the mixture into each egg).
  • Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs - Spiced Up, Lightened Up, Smoky Deviled Eggs RecipeDust the eggs with smoked paprika using a mesh strainer to disperse the spice neatly and evenly.
  • Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs - Spiced Up, Lightened Up, Smoky Deviled Eggs RecipeIf you have leftover filling, place it in a small bowl for spreading on crackers. These deviled eggs can be made up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated in a covered container until ready to serve. Refrigerate them immediately after making, do not leave at room temperature for very long or they may spoil.
  • Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs - Spiced Up, Lightened Up, Smoky Deviled Eggs Recipe

Research Sources

Davidson, Alan. The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999. Print.

Treistman, Ann. Who Put the Devil in Deviled Eggs?: The Fascinating Stories behind America’s Favorite Foods. New York: Skyhorse Pub., 2011. Print.

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    1. Hi Bruce– you certainly can. I omit them to cut down on calories a bit, but if that’s not a concern feel free to add them and adjust the spicing/flavors accordingly.

  1. The deviled egg recipe looks lovely but can you tell me what Sriracha is. I don’t recall seeing it in British supermarkets

    1. Hi Brenda, sriracha is a spicy garlicly Thai hot sauce that is quite popular here in the United States. It may be available in the Asian/ethnic section of your supermarket. If not, you could substitute your favorite red hot sauce– just add carefully, a little at first and more to taste. Some sauces are spicier than others so it’s always best to add with care. :)

  2. Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars
    This is so different and appealing from any ‘devilled’ egg recipe I have ever made I cannot wait to try it :) ! Use hommus almost daily and sriracha so cannot see a single cloud on the horizon!!!!

  3. Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars
    Torey I read this and jumped up and made them!! I used raw garlic because I like it better and I was worried about the sweetness of roasted. The honey made the mixture too sweet for me but once they were assembled with the smoked paprika the balance was perfect. I even pipped them and they were so cute till I went to garnish with my new little strainer. The mesh was not fine enough and I got a huge snow storm, they still taste good but people might want to try their strainer out on paper first just to be sure. Delicious!!

  4. I am so definitely going to make these, I have my first bottle of sriracha ever and really like it!
    I have to be careful of sodium so will omit a lot of the salt and do this with no sodium added chickpeas or cook my own.
    They look so scrumptious.

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