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Deviled Eggs with Gremolata

Classic appetizers like deviled eggs are a party favorite. They’re simple but elegant, and a wonderful grab and go bite.

Some of the most memorable parties of my childhood were ones that I wasn’t exactly invited to. The neighbor’s Easter dinner. Another neighbor’s Fourth of July bash. I was friends with relatives of both neighbors and somehow would be invited to join them. What’s one more person?

They were big affairs for big families — loud and busy, loving and filled with laughter. And the tables were always heaped with homemade food. At Easter, that meant ham, scalloped or au gratin potatoes, salad, green beans and, of course, deviled eggs.

I developed such an affinity for those eggs — well seasoned with creamy piped in yolks. Delightful. And whenever I make deviled eggs now, I think of that time — things seemed so much simpler.

(Where was my family? They were there, and totally frustrated by my habit of eating dinner and crashing joining the neighbors for a second dinner.)

This version, Deviled Eggs with Gremolata, takes the classic and gives it a fun twist. with this classic Italian condiment made with just three ingredients: parsley, lemon zest and garlic. Serve it with the eggs so guests can sprinkle it on.

The creamy yolk filling is turned up a notch with the fragrant herby, citrus-y, garlicky sprinkle.

How to make deviled eggs

Start by making hard-boiled eggs with eggs that are at least a week old. The older the egg, the easier it will be to peel them. Once they are cooked and cooled, do peel them.

Next, cut the eggs in half. Squeeze them gently to pop up the yolk and remove that to a bowl.

Mix together the filling ingredients. You’ll want to use the tines of a fork for this, pressing the yolks to mash them as you mix.

Also, it’s no mistake that the egg filling only has a little salt. It doesn’t need much. But do taste the filling before using it. If you feel it needs a little additional salt, add a pinch or two.

Once the filling is made, pipe it into the cavities of the egg halves. You could use a fancy piping tip for this, but I typically keep it simple.

Chill the eggs until you are ready to serve them. Deviled eggs always taste better after chilling a bit.

Then it’s time to make the gremolata.

The zest of one lemon is stirred together with a little minced garlic and finely chopped parsley. That’s it. Once it’s stirred, it’s ready. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.

As for serving, I believe in a simple approach. A nice plate or platter is perfect for this. While the fancy deviled egg platters are convenient, I don’t need a serving piece I use only for one food.

Well, except a gravy boat.

Now, dig in!

Yield: 6 servings

Deviled Eggs with Gremolata

Deviled Eggs with Gremolata

Classic appetizers like deviled eggs are a party favorite. They're simple but elegant, and a wonderful grab and go bite. This one has the added elegance of gremolata, a simple Italian condiment of lemon zest, parsley and garlic. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard


  • 2 tbsp minced parsley, (flat-leaf is preferred)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks to a small mixing bowl. Arrange the intact egg white halves on a plate and set aside.
  2. To the mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, salt, pepper and dry mustard. Mash together with a fork, stirring until fully combined and smooth.
  3. Divide the egg yolk mixture evenly between the egg white halves mounding it as necessary.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the parsley, zest and garlic. Sprinkle over the eggs. Or serve in a bowl alongside them.
  5. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

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Friday 5th of April 2019

My mom made deviled eggs all the time, and I LOVED them. This is such a wonderful easy, but fancy, way to make them with gremolata. The flavors are PERFECT for eggs!!!

Sarah Walker Caron

Monday 8th of April 2019

Thank you!!

Karen (Back Road Journal)

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Clever idea to serve deviled eggs with gremolata on the side. Perfect for those who want a nice flavor boost.

Sarah Walker Caron

Monday 8th of April 2019

Thank you!


Saturday 30th of March 2019

Well I love crashing parties and I love devilled eggs. I really never make them but my daughter loves them. She'll be back home finally in May - think I'll surprise her one day with some of these beauties. Thanks for all the tips and tricks for success.

Sarah Walker Caron

Sunday 31st of March 2019

And I love this comment so much.

I was such a party crasher as a kid. LOL. Wish I still had that level of fearlessness!

Carol Borchardt

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

I decided this is the year I'm going to venture out from the typical deviled egg and try some new variations. I am in love with that gremolata and definitely going to try them this way! Such a fresh and beautiful way to top off deviled eggs!

Sarah Walker Caron

Sunday 31st of March 2019

Yay! Love to hear that!

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