These scrumptious deviled eggs are a simple make ahead breakfast recipe. If you didn’t want to make them ahead of time you could even just hard boil the eggs and pesto then put the deviled eggs together in the morning. They are earthy and delicious, and packed with protein!
Bacon Basil Pesto Deviled Eggs
For the pesto
- 1/4 cup Fresh Basil
- 3 tbsp Pine nuts (toasted)
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For the eggs
- 6 Eggs
- 3 slices bacon (cooked crispy)
- 2 tbsp Pesto (prepared)
To hard boil the eggs: Add the eggs to a pot of cool water. Set it on high heat and bring to a boil. As soon as the water reaches a rolling boil, turn the heat off and cover the pot. Set a timer for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, run cool water over the eggs and set aside until cool enough to peel. Store in the refrigerator.
For the pesto: Add the basil, toasted pine nuts and salt to a food processor or table top blender. Close the lid and turn to low. Stream in the olive oil through the feed tube while processing Continue until the pesto reaches desired consistency.
To make the deviled eggs: Cut each hard-boiled egg in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks from each and place them in a bowl. Add 2 tbsp pesto to the yolks. Smash with the back of a fork and then stir until combined. Crumble in the bacon, and fold into the mixture. Reserve a few pieces for garnish if desired.
Spoon a heaping tsp into each of the egg whites. Garnish with fresh basil or bacon. Enjoy!
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