These delicious fried avocado tacos are a great option for a meat-free version of taco night! They’re crispy, creamy, and topped with fresh veggies, cotija cheese, and cilantro lime dressing.
If you’re looking for more ways to switch up Taco Tuesday, here are some of my tasty recommendations! Carne asada, Baja fish, and chickpea tacos are all super delicious choices and sure to leave your family wanting more.
Vegetarian Fried Avocado Tacos Recipe
Fried avocados have become a new obsession of mine. They’re everything you could want from a snack- crispy, creamy, and flavorful! They’re great on their own but (in my opinion) even better when you add them to tacos. Fried avocados are a great meat substitute making this recipe great for vegetarian diets! Even the carnivores in your family will appreciate these delicious tacos. They’re just too good to resist.
I also added chopped veggies, cotija cheese, and an AMAZING cilantro lime dressing to my fried avocado tacos. You can mix and match toppings to your liking, but I think this combo takes the flavor of these tacos to the next level! No need to go to that high-end taco restaurant when you can make these bad boys at home! They have the most crave-worthy flavor and texture. I’m sure they’ll become a new favorite of yours just like they have for me!
Ingredients You’ll Need for Fried Avocado Tacos
This recipe uses a lot of pantry staples which makes preparing these tacos a breeze. Feel free to customize these with all of your favorite toppings! See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for measurements.
- Cooking Oil: You’ll need this for frying your avocados in. I used vegetable oil!
- Avocados: Look for avocados that are slightly firm so that they hold up through the breading process.
- Eggs: Help the delicious breading stick.
- Flour: Helps add to the crispiness of the breading. All-purpose flour works just fine!
- Panko: Gives your fried avocado their perfect crunch.
- Seasonings: I added a mix of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt to the breading mixture. You can add in a pinch of cayenne or paprika, too, if you want a bit of heat.
- Flour Tortillas: Use your favorite brand or make them from scratch for the freshest flavor! You can find my homemade tortilla recipe here.
- Optional Toppings: I used sliced red onion, red cabbage, cilantro, and cotija cheese.
- Cilantro Lime Dressing: A creamy dressing with zesty flavor to drizzle on top! This is what makes these tacos so great!
How to Make Fried Avocado Tacos
Although you need to deep-fry your avocado wedges, it’s actually really simple! You’ll have golden, delicious avocado fries ready to go in no time. (Psst- if you want to bake your avocado wedges instead of frying them, I have a recipe for that here!)
- Prepare Oil for Frying: In a deep skillet add about 1 inch of vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees.
- Prepare Avocado Slices: Slice the avocados in half lengthwise and then cut into wedges. In a shallow bowl add the eggs, then, in another bowl add the flour, and the last bowl, add the panko, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt.
- Coat in Panko: Dip the avocado into the flour, then egg, and lastly in the panko.
- Deep-Fry: Add about 4-6 strips to the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes until they are golden brown. Then, remove them and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Assemble Tacos: Assemble your tacos by laying a flour tortilla on a flat surface. Add the fried avocado and favorite toppings and drizzle with cilantro lime dressing.
Tips and Variations
Tacos are such a great thing to make for crowds because people can customize them however they want! Here are a few more topping ideas and ways to make the best fried avocado tacos possible!
- Use Firm Avocados: This is a recipe that’s perfect for using avocados that aren’t quite ripe yet. You want any avocados you use to be firm so that they don’t fall apart as your bread them.
- Make Homemade Tortillas: It’s no secret that making your tortillas from scratch is the best way to level up homemade tacos. You can find my recipe here! It’s super easy and you only need a handful of simple ingredients to whip some up! For a gluten-free version, try making these homemade corn tortillas!
- More Toppings: Try adding pinto beans, refried beans, black beans, cilantro rice, fajita veggies, chickpeas, or salsa to your tacos!
These fried avocado tacos make great leftovers as long as you store the fixings and dressing separately.
- Storing Leftover Fried Avocado: Store your leftover fried avocado wedges in the fridge in an airtight container. They will last for 1-2 days. To reheat them, pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fried Avocado Tacos
- oil for frying
- 4 avocados slightly firm
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup panko
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4-6 flour tortillas
- Optional Toppings:
- Sliced red onion
- chopped red cabbage
- cotija Cheese
- Cilantro Lime Dressing (LINK TO CAFE RIO
In a deep skillet add about 1 inch of vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees. Slice the avocados in half lengthwise and then cut into wedges. In a shallow dish add the eggs, in another dish add the flour, and the last dish adds the panko, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt.
Dip the avocado into the flour, then egg, and lastly in the panko.
Add about 4-6 strips to the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove them and place on a paper towel lined plate.
Assemble the tacos by laying a flour tortilla on a flat surface. Add the fried avocado and favorite toppings and drizzle with cilantro lime dressing.