After making this incredibly delicious jar of Red (Purple) Pickled Cabbage last week and devouring it within days, I found myself face-to-face with a jar of gorgeous violet pickling juice that was just too damn delicious to waste. After a quick scan of my fridge…POW! Inspiration came in the form of a few boiled eggs that I’d completely forgotten about. I peeled them, tossed them in the jar, and checked on ’em like a mama with her newborn (every 5 minutes…worried I was screwing something up). But 2 days later and HOLY PURPLE PICKLED PARADISE!!! Not only are these Purple Pickled Deviled Eggs gorgeous, but the taste is…
to die for. That is, if you like the salty-sour-savoriness of things that are pickled. If you don’t, do it anyway because this recipe may change your mind.
To 6 boiled eggs, I added 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, a bit of cayenne and black peppers, and a couple of tablespoons of my Spicy Vegan Nacho Cheese sauce (recipe below). Sounds weird right?
But trust me, sweetheart. This spicy sauce knows how to work work work work work these deviled eggs like Rihanna works Drake. (But if you’re pressed for time, you can also just sub in a bit more mayo and a little mustard.)
Can I make these without soaking the eggs in the purple brine?
Yes, they’ll still be delicious, just a little less tangy and not quite as pretty. Just skip step 2 in the instructions below.
How do I serve Purple Pickled Deviled Eggs?
They’re great served as hors d’oeuvres at parties! But if, like me, you’re not partying these days, toss them on a platter, put on your old wedding gown and a creepy as F. smile, and make your husband think you’ve lost your damned mind when you surprise him in the garage.
How long will they last in the refrigerator?
If you don’t devil them, I’ve read pickled eggs can last several months in the fridge, but I’m not that brave and finish them within a week or two anyway. If you devil them, 3 days.
What can I do with leftover Purple Pickled Deviled Eggs?
Slice them up into an egg salad and serve ’em over toast! Or make this delicious Pickled Deviled Egg & Tuna Salad sandwich (recipe coming later this week).
Purple Pickled Deviled Eggs
Pickled Deviled Eggs
- 6 eggs, boiled and peeled (If you need tips on boiled eggs that are easy to peel, NY Times has some great instructions here.)
- 3 tablespoons Spicy Vegan Nacho Sauce (recipe and sub options below) If you don't have the time/desire to make the Spicy Vegan Nacho sauce, just sub in 2 more tablespoons of mayonnaise (so, 4 total) and 1 tsp mustard, as well as salt & pepper to taste.
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish (or 1/2 tsp sugar)
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- a few sprigs of chopped chives, for garnish
- a few pinches of paprika, for garnish
Spicy Vegan Nacho Sauce
- 1/2 cup spicy pistachios (I used Costco's Wonderful brand Chili Roasted Pistachios for this recipe.)
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce or Bragg's liquid aminos
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (I used SoLa Cajun seasoning for this recipe.)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup fresh poblano pepper, chopped (or, if you're in a pinch, 1/3 cup jarred jalapenos, drained)
- Juice of ½ small-medium lemon
- salt & pepper to taste
- Boil & peel eggs. Soak (whole) for 2-3 days in juice from Pickled Red Cabbage recipe.
- After 2-3 days, remove eggs from jar. Rinse off any pickling "debris" in cold water. Place eggs on kitchen towel and gently pat dry.
- Slice eggs in half lengthwise and carefully remove yolks. Place yolks in a bowl and mash with a fork.
- Next, add mayonnaise, Spicy Vegan Nacho Cheese sauce (or sub as suggested in ingredients list above), sweet pickle relish, and peppers. Salt to taste.
- Fill holes in egg whites with mixture using a piping bag (or place yolk mixture in Ziplock bag and cut one corner to create your own piping bag).
- Arrange deviled eggs on a platter topped with chopped chives, a bit of Pickled Red Cabbage and a sprinkle of paprika.
Spicy Vegan Nacho "Cheese"
- Blend all ingredients in Vitamix or other high-powered blender until smooth, about 1 minute.
Need another unique hors d’oeuvres recipe?
Check out my recipe for Roasted Fuyu Persimmons!