These delicious Fried Avocado Tacos are a great option for a meatless version of taco night! They’re crispy, creamy, and topped with fresh vegetables, cotija cheese, and cilantro-lime dressing.
If you’re looking for other ways to switch up Taco Tuesday, here are some of my tasty tips! Carne Asada, Baja Fish, and Chickpea Tacos are super delicious options and are sure to leave your family wanting more.
Vegetarian Fried Avocado Tacos Recipe
Fried avocados have become a new obsession of mine. They are everything you could want in a snack: crispy, creamy and tasty! They’re great on their own but (in my opinion) even better when added to tacos. Fried avocados are a great substitute for meat, making this recipe great for vegetarian diets! The carnivores in your family will also enjoy these delicious tacos. They are simply too good to resist.
I also added chopped vegetables, cotija cheese, and an AMAZING cilantro lime dressing to my Fried Avocado Tacos. You can mix and match the ingredients to your liking, but I think this combination takes the flavor of these tacos to the next level! No need to go to that fancy taco restaurant when you can make these bad boys at home! They are the ones that stand out the most in flavor and texture. I’m sure they will become your new favorites just like they did for me!
Ingredients Needed for Fried Avocado Tacos
This recipe uses many pantry staples that make these tacos a breeze. Feel free to customize them with all of your favorite toppings! See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for measurements.
- cooking oil: You will need it to fry avocados. I used vegetable oil!
- Avocado: Look for slightly firm avocados so they will hold up during the breading process.
- Egg: Help the delicious breading stick.
- Flour: Helps to increase the crispness of the breading. All-purpose flour works great!
- panko: Give your fried avocado its perfect crunch.
- condiments: I added an Italian seasoning mix, garlic powder, and salt to the breading mix. You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper or paprika if you want a little heat.
- Flour tortilla: Use your favorite brand or make them from scratch for the freshest flavor! You can find my homemade tortilla recipe here.
- Optional Ingredients: I used sliced red onion, red cabbage, cilantro, and cotija cheese.
- Cilantro Lime Dressing: A creamy, spicy dressing to sprinkle on top! This is what makes these tacos so good!
How to make fried avocado tacos
Even if you have to fry the avocado wedges, it’s actually very simple! You’ll have some delicious avocado fries ready to eat in no time. (Psst- if you want to cook your avocado wedges instead of frying them, I have a recipe for that here!)
- Prepare the oil for frying: In a deep skillet, add about 1 inch of vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees.
- Prepare the Avocado Slices: Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, then cut them into wedges. In a shallow bowl add the eggs, then in another bowl add the flour and in the last bowl add the panko, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt.
- Panko Coat: Pass the avocado through the flour, then through the egg and finally through the panko.
- Frying: Add about 4-6 strips to the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Then drain them and place them on a plate lined with absorbent paper.
- Assemble the tacos: Assemble your tacos by spreading a flour tortilla on a flat surface. Add fried avocado and favorite toppings and drizzle with cilantro lime dressing.
Suggestions and Variations
Tacos are a great option for crowds because people can customize them however they want! Here are some other ideas and ways to fill the best fried avocado tacos possible!
- Use firm avocados: This is a perfect recipe to use green avocados. You want the avocados you use to be firm so they don’t fall apart when you bread them.
- Make the homemade tortillas: It’s no secret that making your own tortillas from scratch is the best way to improve homemade tacos. You can find my recipe here! It’s so simple and just a few simple ingredients are enough to make some! For a gluten-free version, try making these homemade corn tortillas!
- More ingredients: Try adding pinto beans, refried beans, black beans, cilantro rice, vegetable fajitas, chickpeas, or salsa to your tacos!
Conservation of leftovers
These Fried Avocado Tacos make great leftovers, as long as you store the accessories and condiments separately.
- Storing Leftover Fried Avocado: Store leftover fried avocado chunks in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They will last 1-2 days. To reheat them, place them in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
More Delicious Homemade Taco Recipes
In a deep skillet, add about 1 inch of vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees. Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, then cut them into wedges. In a deep plate add the eggs, in another plate add the flour and in the last plate add the panko, the Italian seasoning, the garlic powder and the salt.
Pass the avocado through the flour, then through the egg and finally through the panko.
Add about 4-6 strips to the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Drain them and place them on a plate lined with absorbent paper.
Assemble the tacos by spreading a flour tortilla on a flat surface. Add fried avocado and favorite toppings and drizzle with cilantro lime dressing.
Calories639kcal (32%) Carbohydrates68g (23%) Protein16g (32%) Fat36g (55%) Saturated Fat6g (30%) Polyunsaturated Fat5gMonounsaturated Fat22gTrans Fat0.01gCholesterol123mg (41%) Sodium974mg (41%) Potassium1146mg (6817%) Sugar4g (4% ) Vitamin A493IU (10%) Vitamin C20mg (24%) Calcium139mg (14%) Iron5mg (28%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value varies based on brands used, measurement methods, and serving sizes per family.
Course Dinner, lunch
Keyword Fried avocado, fried avocado tacos