develish eggs


Detoxifying activated charcoal adds a Halloween-appropriate twist.

Made with Greek yogurt, this take on the classic appetizer is lower in fat and higher in protein, says Laura Rege, a New York City-based recipe developer. It’s blended with vitamin C-rich roasted red peppers to create an orange hue. Inky activated charcoal powder is thought to improve digestion.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes, plus 10 minutes standing time
Makes 12 egg halves


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, patted dry and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Sea salt
  • Activated charcoal powder, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, cover eggs with cold water. Bring to a boil. Then remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse eggs under cold water until cool.
  2. Peel the eggs and cut in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and transfer whites to a serving platter.
  3. In a food processor, add the yolks, red pepper, mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, vinegar, and paprika. Season with salt. Pulse until smooth.
  4. Mound yolk mixture in each egg-white half. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle with activated charcoal before serving.
Photography and styling by Jenny Huang