Tropical Avocado Tacos

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This recipe for Tropical Avocado Tacos is sponsored by Desbry®.

Is Taco Tuesday an official holiday in your house? Your family is going to LOVE this recipe for Tropical Avocado Tacos! It has all the traditional flavors you’d find in an ordinary ground beef taco, but it is surrounded by creamy tropical avocados — taking ordinary to extraordinary! 

That’s right, tropical avocados replace taco shells in this recipe. Tropical avocados are naturally double or triple the size of Haas avocados, meaning there is plenty of room for taco filling inside! 

Tropical avocados have a lower fat content (10.06 grams per serving) than traditional avocados.  This gives them a lighter, studier texture. They are light and creamy, pairing wonderfully with seasoned ground beef and all the taco toppings!

Tropical Avocado Tacos

Did you know tropical avocados are naturally slow to brown? Because they take longer than traditional avocados to oxidize once they’ve been sliced, they stay fresh and green for hours (or even until the next day if refrigerated)! This makes them an especially smart choice for children who tend to turn their noses up at browning produce. 

Tropical Avocado Tacos are a cinch to make! Just follow the recipe below and you’ll have a delicious meal on the table in no time.

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Tropical Avocado Tacos


  • 4 ripe Desbry® Tropical Avocados
  • 1 lime (juice only)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 pkg Taco Seasoning
  • 2/3 cup Mexican cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup lettuce shredded
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes chopped
  • sour cream for topping
  • kosher salt to taste


  • Halve and cut tropical avocados.
  • Using a spoon, scoop out the seed of avocado, creating a large hole. Dice removed avocado and set aside to use later.
  • In medium skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add ground beef and taco seasoning. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the beef is no longer pink.
  • Fill each tropical avocado half with cooked ground beef, then top with reserved avocado, cheese, lettuce, tomato and a preferred amount of sour cream.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly
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Serve Tropical Avocado Tacos with a side of refried beans, Spanish rice, or elote corn salad. For a fun crunch, serve with tortilla chips.

Be sure to add Desbry® tropical avocados to your grocery list and give this recipe a try. 

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Here are a few other tropical avocado recipes we think you’ll love!

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About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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