Whether you make these Paleo Deviled Eggs to snack on throughout the week, take to a dinner party, or to munch on during the big game, this recipe will have the whole gang reaching for more! These Spicy Ranch Deviled eggs are a guaranteed hit.
A couple weeks ago, we had several friends over for part two of a movie marathon. I say part two, because we decided to watch the entirety of the Fast & Furious series in chronological order. Why did we decide to do this? I literally have no idea, but it clearly seemed like a good idea at one point. OK, confession. I actually really love all the movies in a cheesy, action packed, no real plot, mindless viewing way. Now, let me tell you, watching a full franchise that has EIGHT movies is quite the endeavor. We had our first session a couple months ago and then continued with the next three movies this time. The line-up included Tokyo Drift, which is one of the only movies I hadn't already seen. Honestly, what's the point in this movie for the franchise? The completionist in me is happy to have seen it but that's about it. It. Was. Awful.
As you can imagine,a three movie marathon makes for a really long day and food was an absolute must.The last time we got together, we had buffalo chicken dip and tacos to supply us with some energy. This time I had to go a completely different route to try and make sure there was Whole30 appropriate food for all of us to eat. I ended up making the Baba Ganoush recipe from Jessi's Kitchen and paired it with celery, carrots and sliced bell peppers. It was a total hit and I loved that it was different from what I usually contribute to events like this.
This recipe isn't for baba ganoush though, so I should probably get to the point. The point of this is that I realized that I wanted more easy and QUICK options for Paleo and Whole30 starters. I've never let my Paleo lifestyle prevent me from being social. I still go out with my friends, meet up on game days and yes, participate in movie marathons. That being said, it is easier to contribute food for these gatherings when I have more options of quick to make dishes. The baba ganoush recipe was easy to make, but I had to set aside time for roasting the eggplant and cleaning/slicing all the veggies. I don't always have extra time so decided to create a less time consuming option...like these Spicy Ranch Paleo Deviled Eggs.
I really like deviled eggs and they happen to be a finger food and appropriate snack to contribute. They're also easy to make, which is another plus. This recipe is different from your traditional recipe for a few reasons. First, it's Paleo and Whole30 approved, which means it uses compliant mayonnaise and is sugar free. It also has some spice from cayenne pepper and hot sauce, which is completely adjustable to your palate. Ranch dressing is the final "surprise" ingredient which gives it a nice hint of herbal flavoring and makes the filling really creamy. I used Primal Kitchen Ranch, one of my favorites, but you could easily use homemade ranch as well. The next time you need to bring a shareable plate, take a walk on the wild side and switch up your typical deviled egg recipe for this spicy ranch version. It's sure to be a hit with the crowd.
- 10 eggs, hardboiled + peeled
- 1/4 cup Paleo mayo
- 2-3 tbs jalapeno hot sauce
- 2 tbs Paleo ranch dressing
- 1/2 tsp dill weed
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper +addtl to desired spice level
- dash paprika
- red pepper flakes, chives, jalapenos to garnish *optional