The paleo diet can certainly be a tricky one to manage, but luckily, there has never been more options open to those looking to spice up their diets with something a little more interesting.
One such example is this recipe for spicy ranch deviled eggs. But how easy are they to make, and what processes are required to make it happen?
What Is The Paleo Diet?
The ‘paleo’ (or paleolithic) diet is a diet aimed at reversing the damaging and ill effects of our unhealthy 21st century diet by returning to the way our ancestors would have eaten – namely a diet of meat, seafood, vegetables, eggs, fruit, and nuts.
The whole point of the diet is to avoid the harmful processed foods that have become commonplace in our lives in contemporary times, and there are many benefits to returning to this more ‘natural’ state of being – namely weight loss, and claims of improved health benefits – however, some critics have stated that you run the risk of nutritional deficiencies, such as with calcium.
Before we get started, we need to look at what ingredients we will need, as well as any equipment we might require to make the deviled eggs.
The ingredients for this recipe are fairly simple, and consist of:
- Eggs – 10
- Paleo mayo – 59ml
- Jalapeno hot sauce – 60ml
- Paleo ranch dressing – 40ml
- Dill weed – 2.5ml
- Garlic powder – 2.5ml
- Sea salt – 1.3ml
- Chili powder – 1.3ml
- Cayenne pepper – 1.3ml
- Paprika -add to taste
- Red pepper flakes – add to taste
The equipment for this process are fairly simple, and includes:
- Small pan for boiling
- Sharp vegetable knife
- Glass mixing bowl – small
Preparation Of Ingredients
There are also a couple of preparatory steps that need to be done before we can begin the recipe. These include:
- Hard boil the ten eggs in a pan of boiling water.
- Peel the eggs once they have cooled down.
How To Make Paleo Spicy Ranch Deviled Eggs
Now that we have everything we need, we can finally begin the recipe! This will be broken down into simple steps, and really will take no time at all to make – so don’t worry, you won’t have to wait too long before it’s time to sample your work!
The first step – if you haven’t done it already – is to hard boil the eggs in boiling water for roughly 8 minutes, making sure there is enough water to completely cover and submerge all of the eggs.
Once this time has elapsed, you can then drop them into a bowl of cold water, covering them with a towel, and letting them rest for 10-12 minutes.
After this time the eggs should be cool enough, and can then be peeled without them falling apart – or indeed without you burning your fingers!
Once you have peeled all of the eggs, you can then begin to slice them in half – using a small, sharp blade to achieve perfect cuts.
Once all of your eggs are sliced in half (lengthwise), you can then begin to scoop out the yolks using a spoon. These should be saved in a bowl for later.
Next, take your paleo mayo, paleo ranch dressing, and jalapeno hot sauce, and mix together in a bowl – mixing it together until blended.
Then take your dill weed and dice into small, neat pieces, before adding them to the mix as well.
Once you have done this, you can then add the egg yolks into the mixture, mixing them with the sauce and the dill weed, and being sure to crush the egg yolks as much as possible.
Next add the cayenne pepper, chili powder, and salt. To get a creamy finish, you could also blend them in a food processor – doing so until they form something like a paste.
Then comes time to lay out your egg whites – hollowed out centers facing up – ready for filling.
Your mixed filling can be sprinkled with the red pepper flakes and mixed together with a spoon.
It can then be added into a piping bag with a corrugated nozzle on the end, to make the filling process easy. This will also create a whipped finish that will make the whole thing look a lot more attractive.
Once you have piped in all of the filling back into the eggs, you can then sprinkle with paprika to create a nice, light dusting. This will add an extra bit of kick to the final product, and will taste great too.
Once all of these steps are complete, the eggs can then be chilled for a short time – roughly 30 mins to 1 hour in a refrigerator – before being plated up, served, and of course, eaten!
This really couldn’t be simpler to make, and makes the perfect addition to any buffet table at get-togethers and parties.
And what’s more, they are the perfect finger food snack, and one that your guests will soon be coming back for again and again.
Do They Have To Be Spicy?
Of course, for those who are not fans of spiciness – or at least, the level of spice in these eggs – there are many substitutions you can make – including forgoing the pepper flakes, reducing the chili powder, or even replacing the paleo mayo and hot sauce for a paleo spicy mayo equivalent.
The world’s your oyster!
And there we have it, everything you need to know to make the best paleo spicy ranch deviled eggs for you and your loved ones!
It’s true that the paleo diet can be challenging, but with this recipe you will have a new weapon in your arsenal – offering a burst of delicious spicy flavor to jazz up any meal, party, or buffet table.