Mediterranean Deviled Eggs are the perfect twist on your favorite appetizer. The herbs and spices in this recipe make a refreshing dish that's quick and tasty!
Spring spring, I do love you so much.
Even though Boston is still cold and winter still hasn't packed and left the town, in my heart, I have already welcomed spring as my wishes are coming true and my days are getting brighter. I believe that after each dark and grey day comes a warm and sunny one that washes all the sadness away.
Whether the days are sunny or cloudy, good food will always make me feel better, especially fun food like cheese boards or finger foods like these baked cajun chicken nuggets, or these Mediterranean deviled eggs that have become my favorite way of having boiled eggs.
As you know, I lived in Istanbul, Turkey for about three years. Living in Istanbul and eating Turkish/Mediterranean food had a great influence on my palate and I can say that Mediterranean food is one of my favorite cuisines. I love the fresh flavors, the excessive use of herbs and vegetables and of course, all the olives!
So I mixed my love for Middle Eastern - Mediterranean food with an American appetizer and developed the recipe for these Mediterranean deviled eggs. My friends, you will love these delicate deliciousness as much as we did, I promise.
I used two main ingredients to give this classic a kick: Feta cheese and fresh dill. Please, please, try and find a delicious and creamy Feta cheese as it makes a big difference. Same goes for fresh dill. I wish I could tell you there is an alternative to fresh dill, but the only alternative would be dried dill as it also has a nice aroma and flavor.
But if you have access to fresh dill, please use it. Oh, how I love the smell of fresh cut dill, it's so fresh and makes me so happy!
You can top these Mediterranean deviled eggs with a little bit of dill and crushed red pepper. I used Aleppo pepper as that's my favorite pepper to use, but any other red pepper would work too, as long as it's not very spicy.
These deviled eggs will be perfect for your next brunch or afternoon gathering - they're a classic with a new twist!
Mediterranean Deviled Eggs
- 5 eggs
- ⅓ cup yogurt
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp feta cheese
- ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
- crushed red pepper flakes
- Boil the eggs in boiling water for 15 minutes until hard. Turn the heat off and cover for 15 minutes. Then remove the shells and cut them into halves, lengthwise.
- Scoop out the yolks and mash them with yogurt, salt and pepper, feta cheese and fresh dill.
- Fill each half egg with the egg yolk mixture and top with dill and red pepper flakes.
- Place the deviled eggs on a platter.
- Serve chilled and cold.