An Easter staple here in my household, it's been nearly six years since I've had a deviled egg. I miss those little suckers! No, of course they don't look EXACLTY like the real thing (not so devilish...), they sure do taste pretty darn close. There are a few secrets we plant people have when it comes to making something taste like "just how we remember" and when cooking eggs - never forget your black salt (Kala Namak).
- 2 C cashew milk or coconut milk (I like the brand, So Delicious)
- 1 ½ TBS agar agar powder
- 1 tsp black salt (Kala Namak)
- 1 14 oz can of cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
- ¼ C vegan mayonnaise (Veganaise is the most authentic)
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 1 ½ TBS nutritional yeast
- 1 TBS yellow mustard
- 1 ½ tsp black salt
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- Pinch of paprika (for garnish)
In a small sauce pan, add the milk, agar agar and black salt and bring to a boil. Carefully pour the liquid into an egg mold pan and allow to chill for 30 minutes. This will be your “egg whites”.
In a food processor add the beans through the turmeric. Allow to mix until you get it to a smooth consistency. You’ll need to scrape down the sides of the food processor a couple of times as well.
If you don’t have a pastry bag (I sure don’t), scoop the mixture into a Ziploc bag, seal it up and place in refrigerator to chill while the egg whites are also setting up. When the eggs have become firm, take a small spoon and carefully hollow out a little bit where you will fill it back up with the “yolk”.* Cut a very small corner off of the Ziploc bag and squeeze the yolk mixture into the hollowed part of the egg. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and enjoy!
*Hollowing out a part of the egg is optional; it’s easy enough to just decoratively squeeze out the yolk from the Ziploc bag on to the flat surface of your egg white.