Fried Avocado Tacos Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Fried Avocado Tacos are great for meatless Monday or taco Tuesday. Or any other day, for that matter.

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I’m back on the taco kick! Big surprise, I know. This time instead of making guacamole to douse all the tacos in, I thought it was about time for avocado to make the star appearance in a taco.

When I went to Charleston to visit my close friend from high school and her family, her sister took me to this taco place right off the beach. They had these AMAZING fried avocado tacos that I honestly haven’t been able to get out of my head. I knew the moment I had them that I would absolutely have to recreate the deliciousness at home.

Some people don’t love fried avocado, but I honestly think those individuals are missing out. Fried avocado has everything you want in a bite — crunchy outside, creamy inside, and oh-so swoon-worthy.

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I might be a couple of months late on this goal, but what matters is that it has finally happened!

These tacos are all about the freshness, the crispiness, and the bold flavors. I paired salsa verde and a chili lime dressing with these fried pieces of avocado. The salsa verde goes so well with the avocado and the crunchy creamy fried avocado slices come to life with the addition of a creamy dressing.

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All that’s left is to top it off with some crunchy, colorful purple cabbage and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Then, my friends, you are in taco heaven… All that’s missing is a giant margarita, and preferably a beach just outside your door.

One day… Hey a girl can dream, can’t she?!

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Fried Avocado Tacos Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 large Hass Avocados, Cut into 8 wedges each
  • Vegetable Oil, For frying
  • Salt, To taste
  • 2 cups Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1 cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Salsa Verde
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • Lime Wedges
For the Chili Lime Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper


  1. Add the flour, eggs, and panko breadcrumbs to three separate bowls. Dredge the avocado wedges in flour, shaking off the excess. Coat with egg and then panko, pressing to make sure it sticks.
  2. In a deep, heavy-bottomed skillet, add 1 1/2 to 2 inches of vegetable oil. Heat over medium-high heat to 350°F. Working in batches, fry avocado until golden brown, approximately 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel-line plate to drain. Season with salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, mayonnaise, sour cream, chili powder, and cayenne pepper for the chili lime dressing.
  4. To assemble tacos, divide avocado wedges evenly between the corn tortillas. Top with red cabbage, Monterey Jack cheese, and salsa verde. Drizzle with chili lime dressing and serve with lime wedges.


Cooking Method:
Tex Mex
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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 8 tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 taco
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 154
Calories 337

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 215mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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