Three Way California AvoTacos

Happy Cinco de Mayo! We are getting the party started with Three Way California AvoTacos!


  • 24 Corn Tortillas, 6”
  • Black Bean Mash (recipe follows)
  • Pickled California Avocado Slices (recipe follows)
  • Lime Crema Sauce (recipe follows)
  • Lime Crema Slaw (recipe follows)
  • Fried California Avocado Slices (recipe follows)
  • 24 grape tomatoes, sliced 1/8” thick on the bias
  • 12 Jalapeño peppers, sliced 1/16” thick on the bias
  • 1 1/2 limes, each cut into 8 wedges

Black Bean Mash Ingredients 

(Yield: 3 cups)

  • 1 1/2 cups (18 oz.) canned black beans, reserving ½ cup + 2 Tbsp. liquid
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground

Pickled California Avocado Ingredients

(Yield: 48 slices)

  • 1/2 cup (8 oz.) white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Aleppo pepper
  • 2 ripe but firm, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and cut into 12 slices, approximately ½” thick slices
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, sliced 1/16” on the bias
  • 1 garlic cloves

Lime Crema Sauce Ingredients

(Yield: approx. 2 cups)

  • 3/4 cups (12 oz.) vegan mayonnaise
  • 3/8 cup (6 oz.) lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp. lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground

Lime Crema Slaw Ingredients

(Yield: 10 cups)

  • 4 cups (12 oz.) Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cups (12 oz.) mango, ¼” diced
  • 1 cups (12 oz.) ripe, Fresh California Avocado, ¼” diced
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 oz.) orange bell pepper, 1/8” julienned
  • 3/4 cups (12 oz.) Lime Crema Sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground

Fried California Avocado Slices Ingredients

(Yield: 48 slices)

  • 1 1/2 cups (15 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups (16 oz.) vegan eggs
  • 6 cups (24 oz.) panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 ripe but firm, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and each cut into 12 slices, approximately ½” thick
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying


Black Bean Mash

  • Combine beans and reserved liquid from the can. Add remaining ingredients and mash to a smooth consistency. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Pickled California Avocado Slices

  1. Combine white wine vinegar, salt, sugar and Aleppo pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil to dissolve the salt and sugar. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Place avocado slices in a deep bowl. Add jalapeno slices and whole garlic cloves. Pour cooled pickling liquid over the avocado slices. Cover bowl tightly and gently rotate to distribute seasoning. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Lime Crema Sauce

  • Stir all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well combined. Set aside.

Lime Crema Slaw

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl with Lime Crema Sauce. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Fried California Avocado Slices

  1. Heat oil to 350°F.
  2. Place flour, vegan eggs, and panko breadcrumbs in 3 separate bowls.
  3. Dredge each avocado slice in flour, then eggs, then panko. Place on a tray. Refrigerate.
  4. When the oil is ready, place breaded avocado slices in the fry basket, lower the basket, and fry for about one minute or until golden and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined tray to drain.

Assemble, per order:

  • For each serving, place 4 corn tortillas on a hot flat top/griddle and char lightly.
  • On serving plate, double stack tortillas forming two stacks. Evenly spread 2 Tbsp. Black Bean Mash on each of the two top facing tortillas, leaving a ½” border.
  • Place 1/3 cup of Lime Crema Slaw on top of Black Bean Mash. Then top each with 2 Fried California Avocado Slices and 2 Pickled California Avocado Slices.
  • Drizzle ½ teaspoon of Lime Crema Sauce on each taco in a zigzag pattern. Place one grape tomato (sliced) on top of each.
  • Garnish plate with 2 slices fresh jalapeno, 2 lime wedges, and 1 pickled jalapeno slice from Pickled California Avocados.

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Click below to see some of our favorite Avocado recipes!

California Avocado Roasted Potato Salad

California Avocado California Roll

Mollie’s California Avocado Guacamole

Then be sure to stop by your local Mollie Stone’s Produce Department for only the freshest California Avocados!