Avocado Taco Boats

Do you love tacos but wish they were just a tad healthier? These Avocado Taco Boats are the perfect solution! Using the avocado as the “shell”, these delicious tacos allow you to not feel bad about eating another basket of chips and salsa 🙂

Avocado Taco Boats on a plate

Taco Tuesday is a THING in our house! Mexican food is always a crowd please around here. We eat at our local taco joint more times than I care to tell you about 😉 We created this fun dish to turn up the flavor and turn down the tortillas on this classic dinner! The best part of this recipe is the kids love them too and the healthy fats they are getting in the avocados make this mama very happy! Not to mention, look at how cute they are!!! Fun looking food is the most fun to enjoy 🙂

How can you tell if an avocado is ripe?

The first thing I look for to tell if an avocado is ripe is to look at the color. You don’t want your avocado to be too green. A nice darker color is best, but not too dark or brown. This isn’t the only thing to look at when you are choosing the best one. When you gently squeeze the avocado, make sure it also feels a little soft but not mushy. Once you purchase them a few times, you will start to get a good idea of what ripe avocados look and feel like!

Ingredients for Avocado Taco Boats

Ingredients for our Avocado Taco Boats

How to make our Avocado Taco Boats

Preheat oven to 350. Next, prepare your taco meat any way you like. For this recipe, we love to use ground beef and this seasoning! Then, slice your avocados and remove the seed.

Sliced avocados on a plate

Place a scoopful of your meat in each avocado. Your amount will depend on the size of your “boat”. We used about 1/4 cup in each.

Ground beef in sliced avocados

Next, add salsa to each avocado. Make sure to load it up- the more the better!

Salsa on Avocado Taco Boats

Top with cheese and place in the oven to allow cheese to melt. This does not take long, so keep an eye on it! It should only take about 2-3 minutes.

Added cheese on top of taco boats.

Remove from the oven and add a dollop of sour cream to the top of each boat. Serve immediately and enjoy! Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

3 avocado taco boats on a plate close up

We hope you give these are try for your next Taco Tuesday or any night of the week. Customize them to each of your families taste buds and you will have them asking for these cute boats week after week!

Avocado Taco Boats

Avocado Taco Boats

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Taco meat of your choice (ground beef, chicken, carnitas)
  • Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350.
    2. Next, prepare your taco meat any way you like. For this recipe, we love to use ground beef and our own taco seasoning.
    3. Then, slice your avocados and remove the seed.
    4. Place a scoopful of your meat in each avocado. Your amount will depend on the size of your "boat". We used about 1/4 cup in each.
    5. Next, add salsa to each avocado.
    6. Top with cheese and place in the oven to allow cheese to melt. This does not take long, so keep an eye on it! It should only take about 2-3 minutes.
    7. Remove from the oven and add a dollop of sour cream to the top of each boat.
    8. Serve immediately and enjoy!


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