Taco Tuesday – Avocado Style!!

Taco Tuesday – Avocado Style!!

  updated Jan. 2018 with new pics

Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday?!  Taco’s are so versatile that you can easily swap some ingredients and make them clean & healthy. On my continuing quest for new Taco Tuesday recipes I came across one that incorporated avocados in place of the taco shell or soft wrap that is traditionally used.  If you are scared to use the whole half of avocado because of the fat, just remember it is the good kind of fat that is actually healthy for you.  Plus they are loaded with vitamins such as K, C & folate. Yes, we should still keep portion sizes reasonable but don’t be afraid to eat the good fat! Oh and did you know it is considered a fruit?

Plus this recipe is so colorful and pretty you will love the way it looks!  Fresh salsa is a must to make the flavors all marry together beautifully!  With the taco meat left over I added it to a wrap the next day for lunch with some avocado!

I have updated the pics recently as my daughter and her friend chose to use this recipe for a project in their health class.  They recreated the whole meal themselves and I must say the updated pics are awesome!  They used organic ground turkey meat to keep it lean and frozen peppers to keep it easy! Plus this is a one pot meal so super easy for weeknights. 

They added a scoop of salsa to finish it off!  Super proud mom moment to see my daughter and her friends recreate my meals!  I think they deserve an A!! 

2 medium ripe avocados
2 limes (for juice)
1 lb. ground meat of choice (I used organic turkey)
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper diced (or frozen bag blend to save time)

Seasoning for Tacos:
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Combine spices together.  You can adjust seasonings to your taste


1. Halve avocados and brush with lime juice and sprinkle with sea salt.
2. Brown meat with onions and pepper in skillet over medium heat.
3. Cook until liquid is absorbed or drain well.
4. Add seasoning and taste test to liking.
5. Simmer to let the flavors marry and be happy.
6. Scoop the meat into the avocados.

Toppings to choose from:
-fresh salsa
-organic/grass fed cheese
-dollop of sour cream or greek yogurt
-fresh cilantro


**recipe adapted from www.cleanfoodcrush.com**