I've always loved the celebrations the surrounded Easter: spending time with family, a big Sunday dinner, and
another excuse to wear Lilly. #yes.
Another reason to love it? The chance to veganize something that I never thought possible: deviled eggs.
You read that right.
While I was never a fan of plain hard boiled eggs (the texture...ick), I always liked deviled eggs growing up. During a few family reunions, I got in trouble for eating only the yolk mixture and leaving the egg white on my plate. (Apparently my parents don't sympathize with my texture preferences.) Naturally, my jaw dropped to the floor when I found this recipe on the Earth Balance website. Tiny potatoes as a substitute for egg? Genius. And unlike many "veganized" recipes of family favorites, this has zero processed ingredients and you probably have most of them sitting in your pantry/fridge already.
It's called a win-win, people.
I have to say, these took about 20 minutes to whip up from start to finish. The few that I didn't consume during the taking of these pictures got chopped up and made into a vegan Cobb salad the next day. #yum.
12 tiny yukon gold potatoes, peeled and halved lengthwise
1/2 cup veganaise
2 tablespoons softened vegan butter, like Earth Balance
1 tablespoon tumeric
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Paprika, for garnish
1. Bring a large pot of cold water, potatoes to a boil. Cook until tender (about 10 minutes), drain, and set aside.
2. Combine the veganaise, vegan butter, tumeric, dijon, nutritional yeast, garlic, sea salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth.
3. Add 4 of the potato halves into the filling mixture and process to combine until smooth.
4. Once the potatoes have fully cooled, pipe or spoon the veganaise mix on top of each potato half and dust with paprika. (If the potatoes haven't cooled, the mixture will melt all over the place.)
This Sunday I'll be headed to Monroe, NC with Patrick to celebrate with his extended family. (Wish me luck!) How will you all be celebrating?
Cheers to Easter!