Deviled eggs are the quintessential summertime appetizer. To get it right, you must first master the perfect hard-boiled egg. Whether you make them with boiling water, in your rice cooker or even in a toaster oven, it’s all about technique and timing. Then, the next step is the filling. Finding just the right balance between egg yolk, mayonnaise and spices can be tricky, but when you get it right, everyone will let you know. Now, take everything you thought you knew about deviled eggs and throw it out the window, ’cause these 16 recipes are anything but ordinary.


1. Beets and Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs: This colorful take on the picnic favorite combines beets, smoked salmon and fresh cucumber for a bite-sized explosion of flavor. (via Little Broken)


2. Guacamole Deviled Eggs: Make your signature batch of guacamole, but just add in four egg yolks. Then spoon it into a dozen halved eggs, top with a sprinkle of chile powder and watch them disappear in a flash. (via Jo Cooks)


3. Buffalo Ranch Deviled Eggs: Here’s further proof that you really can put Frank’s Red Hot Sauce on everything. (via Iowa Girl Eats)


4. Chili Crab Deviled Eggs: Topped with premium jumbo crab meat, this is one swanky appetizer. (via Just Putzing Around the Kitchen)


5. Soy Miso Deviled Eggs: Once you taste the soy-miso mayo, you’ll want to make a batch for all your sandwich needs. (via Drool Worthy Daily)


6. Garam Masala Deviled Eggs: Add a dash of Indian flair and make your eggs stand out from the rest. Sprinkle with sea salt immediately before serving to keep it from drawing liquid out of the radishes. (via Indiaphile)


7. Jalapeño Popper Deviled Eggs: It’s time to walk on the spicy side of life. With chopped jalapeños in the filling and on top, these eggs pack the perfect amount of heat. (via Neighbor Food)


8. Deviled Tiramisu Eggs: Dessert deviled eggs may seem odd at first, but since most sweets start with eggs, it makes perfect sense that these are delicious. (via Improv Kitchen)


9. Curried Deviled Eggs: Anything but traditional, this appetizer is a guaranteed crowd pleaser thanks to a special blend of herbs and spices, including cayenne pepper, cumin and cilantro. (via The Muffin Myth)


10. French Onion Dip Deviled Eggs: Caramelized onions and sour cream add a tangy flavor to this oh-so-yummy filling. In the end, it’s the sprinkle of lemon juice that brings it all together. (via Chocolate Moosey)


11. BLT Deviled Eggs: Why not up the ante and give your appetizer a bit of substance? Place each egg half on a tiny slice of bread and top with a piece of crispy smoked bacon and thin strips of fresh arugula. (via Warehouse)


12. Smoky BBQ and Pickle Deviled Eggs: If you like it then you shoulda put a rib on it. (via Drool Worthy Daily)


13. Truffle Deviled Eggs: These truffle-infused deviled eggs make an ordinary dish feel refined and sophisticated. (via My Easy Gourmet)


14. Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs: To make the filling ultra-smooth, pass it through a small mesh strainer before piping onto the egg whites. (via Sweet and Savory)


15. Beet and Avocado Deviled Eggs: That incredible purple color alone makes these pop, but once the creamy layers of beet and avocado hit your taste buds, you’ll really understand what all the fuss is about. (via Amazingly Tasty)


16. Bacon Sriracha Deviled Eggs: This three-ingredient filling is one anyone can handle and everyone will love. (via Go Go Go Gourmet)

How are you going to dress up your batch of deviled eggs? We’re egg-cited to hear from you! ;)