Avocado and wasabi spider eggs are a spicy Halloween treat originally conceived by Laura Bashar for Family Spice.
It has a prep time of 10 minutes, a cook time of 10 minutes, and serves a party of 4. However, including chilling time, this recipe will take a grand total of 8 hours.
To make these delicious October treats, you will need the following ingredients and supplies:
- Small pot
- Red and blue food coloring (optional)
- Piping bag (optional)
- 4 eggs
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon wasabi paste
- ½ teaspoon black sesame seeds
- ¼ teaspoon salt
If you wish to not waste the other half of your avocado, you can double up this recipe.
- Place the 4 eggs and frozen blueberries into a small pot. Cover eggs with water, place lid over pot and bring to a boil over a high heat.
- For greater appearance, you can add red and blue food coloring to give eggs a purple effect, as seen in the image.
- Let eggs boil for 5 minutes, then turn off heat. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Remove eggs from the blueberry water, one at a time. Gently press against eggs with the back of a spoon to crack the shell.
- Place your cracked eggs it a bowl and pour prepared blueberry water over them. Let eggs cool to room temperature and then place in refrigerator anywhere from 6 hours to overnight.
- Once ready, peel eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks and place into a bowl.
- If not already done so, slice your avocado in half. Peel off its outer shell and remove the nut.
- Place the avocado half in the bowl along with your yolks, and then add in your wasabi paste, lemon juice, and salt. Mix together until you achieve a smooth consistency.
- Add mixture to a piping bag and pipe into hollowed egg halves. If you do not have a piping bag, a spoon will work almost as well. Chill until ready to serve.
- For easier piping, chill avocado mix in fridge for an hour first.
- Before serving, garnish eggs with your sesame seeds to represent spiders.
- You may also choose to add some charcoal salt for spooky effect.