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Pickled Deviled Eggs with Chives

Pickled Deviled Eggs use beets to add gorgeous color and they’re very simple to make!

Pickled deviled eggs sprinkled with chives on a white plate

Pickled deviled eggs have been in my life for a very long time.

Back in my home state of Wisconsin, a big jar of pickled eggs are displayed at almost every bar. And there are a lot of bars in Wisconsin! I rarely ate one from a bar, but we did make them at home.

Pickled whole eggs will last about 3-4 months if refrigerated, which is part of the reason they’re so prevalent in bars. They’re cheap to make, they last a long time and they’re a perfect snack food.

A closeup of one pickled deviled eggs sprinkled with fresh chives

These pickled deviled eggs won’t last that long and they won’t have a strong pickled flavor like pickled whole eggs. You’ll only be leaving the eggs in the pickling liquid long enough for them to get a rich, pink to red color, depending on how long they’re in the brine.

The bonus to using beets to color the pickled deviled eggs is that the beets themselves can be eaten, too! Pickled beets are delicious and healthy!

How many calories are in deviled eggs?

The calories in deviled eggs will vary depending on the ingredients and their amounts. These pickled deviled eggs have approximately 75 calories in one deviled egg. Cut back on the mayonnaise if you’re looking for fewer calories. They’re also low in carbs, which is great for anyone on the Keto diet.

Pickled deviled eggs sprinkled with chives on a white plate

What’s a serving size for pickled deviled eggs?

Two pickled deviled eggs are considered one serving. Of course, I can eat a lot more than two, and you probably can, too! If I’m making them for my family as a snack, we’ll typically eat about 4 each. But for a party, I count on two per person, which is one serving.

Do you have to boil vinegar for pickling?

For the purposes of pickling deviled eggs, you don’t technically have to boil the vinegar. But boiling it will achieve two things: dissolving the salt and sugar plus you won’t need to let the eggs sit as long for them to pickle. Since it only takes a few minutes to bring the vinegar to a boil, this step is highly recommended.

Pickled deviled eggs sprinkled with chives on a white plate

Thes pickled deviled eggs are perfect for Easter or a summer barbecue. Fried Deviled Eggs are also a great choice and are wonderful served side-by-side. Sometimes I make extra hard-boiled eggs so that I can also make Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad, too!

Pickled deviled eggs sprinkled with chives on a white plate

Pickled Deviled Eggs

Yield: 24 deviled eggs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Pickled deviled eggs are simple to make and look so pretty on a tray! Recipe makes 24 deviled eggs; nutritional information is calculated assuming 2 deviled eggs per serving.



  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp sugar (or erythritol for low-carb or keto)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 red beets, peeled and quartered
  • 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (start with 1/4 cup and add more as desired)
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt to a medium-sized saucepan. Stir well. Add the beets and bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Pour everything into a heat-proof bowl, add the eggs, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to overnight. The color will darken the longer it sits.
  2. Remove the eggs and pat dry. Cut each egg in half and gently remove the yolk. Place the yolks in a mixing bowl and add the filling ingredients. Stir well to combine.
  3. Place the egg whites on a serving platter, then spoon or pipe the filling into each cavity. Garnish with snipped chives.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 1 day.


The beets are now pickled and can also be eaten!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 567mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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Andrea Charles

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

I was looking for healthy keto recipes, and I came to your deviled eggs. My husband and I are on a keto diet, and we enjoy cooking diverse recipes. We usually enjoy our eggs only with veggies, now, I will add them to my chicken. I love both your deviled egg variants.

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