Guacamole and Eggs, Together, Are the Perfect Snack

Guacamole and Eggs, Together, Are the Perfect Snack

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Kelli Foster
Jan 9, 2017
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Looking for a snack that fills you up and fuels you well? The humble hard-boiled egg is a small powerhouse of nutrition, but easily overlooked. We're upgrading the boiled egg in 10 sexy, spicy, flavor-jammed ways for better snacking.

You can skip the tortilla chips with that bowl of guac because the best way to make guacamole the ultimate filling snack is with a hard-boiled egg. This is a two-for-one deal, where the egg is a vehicle for eating more guac, just as much as the guac is a vehicle for the egg. The creaminess of both good guacamole and a hard-boiled egg plays so well.

First, Make Your Hard-Boiled Eggs

Before you can transform your basic hard-boiled egg into a satisfying snack or quick meal, you've got to cook it. There are a couple methods — choose the one that's best for you.

1. On the stovetop: This is a classic cooking method for making hard-boiled eggs, and the one we lean on when cooking just a few eggs at a time. One the pot of eggs comes to a boil, remove it from the heat, and set a timer to get the eggs cooked just the way you like them.

  • For firm yet still creamy hard-boiled eggs: 7 minutes
  • For very firm hard-boiled eggs: 9 minutes

2. In an electric pressure cooker: Cooking a big batch of hard-boiled eggs? The electric pressure cooker (or Instant Pot) is our favorite tool for the job.

  • For firm yet still creamy hard-boiled eggs: 7 to 8 minutes
  • For very firm hard-boiled eggs: 9 to 10 minutes

Eat Your Eggs with Guac

Cut a whole peeled hard-boiled egg in half. Top each half with about 1 tablespoon of guacamole and enjoy!

Upgrade a Hard-Boiled Egg

All it takes is a little inspiration to transform a hard-boiled egg from a basic peel-and-eat snack to one that's supremely satisfying — even meal-worthy! This series will open your eyes to all the ways to upgrade the beloved hard-boiled egg with the help of no more than three basic pantry ingredients.

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