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Crispy Avocado Tacos

Creamy, crispy avocado tacos with fresh pineapple salsa and a creamy chipotle sauce, perfect for your vegetarian Taco Tuesdays!

Vegetarian avocado tacos on an orange background - Creamy, crispy avocado tacos with fresh pineapple salsa and a quick yogurt sauce, perfect for your vegetarian Taco Tuesdays!

This recipe has been updated to be more concise, easy to follow, and delicious!

I used to think that tacos weren’t all that easy to make vegetarian. Chickpeas are better suited for gyros and tofu tends to scare off the meat eaters with whom you may share a dinner table. But when I came across Minimalist Baker’s vegan avocado tacos, I knew there was hope for the vegetarian taco. So today we’re nixing the faux-meats and throwing in some crispy avocados!

I used to always bake my avocados, but after recently getting an air fryer I’ve changed my ways! Air frying your avocados makes them so much crispier, while cooking them a lot faster. But feel free to use either method for these avocado tacos!

Vegetarian avocado tacos on an orange background - Creamy, crispy avocado tacos with fresh pineapple salsa and a quick yogurt sauce, perfect for your vegetarian Taco Tuesdays!

Here’s what goes into these Avocado Tacos

  • Avocados: Breaded with panko then either baked or air fried into crispy perfection.
  • Pineapple Salsa: We’ll make a quick pineapple salsa, but feel free to sub your favorite store bought salsa!
  • Creamy Chipotle Sauce: A simple combo of yogurt, mayo, and adobo sauce (from a jar of chipotle peppers). This stuff is always a hit at taco nights!
Crispy Baked Avocado Tacos

How to make avocado tacos

It looks complicated, but I promise it’s simple. Throw pineapple, tomato, some peppers, and spices into a food processor and blitz. Salsa, done. Then we’ll coat our avocado slices with a traditional flour – egg – panko combo and either bake or air fry them. Finally, whip together a tangy, creamy chipotle sauce. Toss it all onto a flour tortilla (or hard shell if that’s your style), fold in half, enter taco heaven.

Crispy Baked Avocado Tacos
Vegetarian avocado tacos on an orange background - Creamy, crispy avocado tacos with fresh pineapple salsa and a quick yogurt sauce, perfect for your vegetarian Taco Tuesdays!
Vegetarian avocado tacos on an orange background - Creamy, crispy avocado tacos with fresh pineapple salsa and a quick yogurt sauce, perfect for your vegetarian Taco Tuesdays!

Crispy Baked Avocado Tacos

Creamy, crispy avocado tacos with fresh pineapple salsa and a creamy chipotle sauce, perfect for your vegetarian Taco Tuesdays!
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Course: Main Dishes, Sandwiches and Wraps
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado tacos, crispy avocado tacos, fried avocado
Diet: Dairy-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Birthdays, Cinco de Mayo, Game Day
Time: 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 tacos
Calories: 624kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 4 votes

INGREDIENTS

Salsa (can sub your favorite store bought)

  • 1 cup finely chopped or crushed pineapple 240 g
  • 1 roma tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a medium red onion 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno finely chopped
  • Pinch each cumin and salt

Avocado Tacos

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 35 g
  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs 65 g
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas click for recipe

Adobo Sauce

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt 60 g
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 30 g
  • 1/4 tsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp adobo sauce from a jar of chipotle peppers

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Salsa: Combine all Salsa ingredients (finely chop by hand or blitz in the food processor), cover, and set in fridge.
  • Prep Avocado: Cut avocado in half lengthwise and remove pit. Place avocado skin side down and cut each half into 4 equal sized pieces, then gently peel the skin off of each.
  • Prep Station: Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C) or air fryer to 375 F (190 C).  Arrange your workspace so you have a bowl of flour, a bowl of whisked egg, a bowl of panko with S&P mixed in, and a parchment-lined baking sheet at the end. 
  • Coat: Dip each avocado slice first in the flour, then egg, then panko. Place on the prepared baking sheet and either bake or air fry for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking, until lightly browned.
  • Sauce: While avocados are cooking, combine all Sauce ingredients.
  • Serve: Spoon salsa onto a tortilla, top with 2 pieces of avocado, and drizzle with sauce. Serve immediately and enjoy!

NOTES

Inspired by Minimalist Baker’s Panko Baked Avocado Tacos.

NUTRITION

Serving: 2tacosCalories: 624kcalCarbohydrates: 70.7gProtein: 14.1gFat: 34.7gSaturated Fat: 7.1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 281mgPotassium: 1110mgFiber: 13.7gSugar: 17.1gCalcium: 13%Iron: 27%
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Crispy Baked Avocado Tacos
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  1. Caroline says:

    I feel you – us Brits haven’t quite embraced Taco Tuesdays as much as over in the US, but I have hope for the future. These look DELICIOUS and I’m excited to try them. I can’t promise to wait til next Tuesday though 😉

    1. Sarah says:

      Well I’m happy to hear at least you are paving the way for tacos everywhere! We really just need to raise awareness 😉 Let me know how it goes and thanks so much for the rating! 🙂

  2. Addicted to tacos – this is definitely going to be a must try this week for dinner! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sarah says:

      Me too! Didn’t realize how addicted I am until I had them again for the first time in months. Hubba hubba. Happy cooking to you!

  3. Holly says:

    I love tacos. I can eat them any day. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. These look delicious! I never thought to bread avocados, but it’s a great idea! Looking forward to trying them!

  5. Jessica says:

    These look delicious!! I am a huge avocado fan!

  6. Heather says:

    I thought I had tried every taco recipe out there but I love this new twist!

  7. Kristen says:

    yum! These look incredibleeee!!! I’ve never baked avocados before!! I cannot wait to try this!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much, Kristen! The texture of the avocado itself doesn’t change much but the outside gets nice and crispy and the result it SO addictive.

  8. I could eat an avocado everyday (I practically do!), but I’ve never had them like this before. Sounds great!

  9. suzanne says:

    WHAAAT?! I didn’t think I could love avocado more than I do now, but I think this just might do it. SO GOOD!

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    1. Sarah says:

      Hahah so happy to hear, Suzanne! 🙂

  10. Ashley says:

    This looks amazing!!! I love avocado!

    xo Ashley

  11. Bree Hogan says:

    Oh wow, I have never thought about making a baked avocado before – I think I’ve been missing out!

  12. Chris says:

    Ive never thought about baking avocado but this looks delicious! Cant wait to try.

  13. Ashley says:

    Yum! I’ve made avocado fries before and they were delicious! I never thought to do something like that for tacos. This looks delicious!

    1. Sarah says:

      I’ve never made the fries before, but after making these I can imagine they’re super tasty!

  14. Cait says:

    YUM! These look so good.

  15. Angie says:

    These look amazing, and totally up my alley! I’ve never made crispy avocado before but it seems perfect!

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