I was stumped when I tried to come up with a name for these Healthy Southwestern Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados. Should I call them Avotacos or Tacados? You be the judge! But it really doesn’t matter because ultimately you’ll call them delicious! End of story!
When you’re craving Tex-Mex food but without all those nasty carbs, then these Healthy Southwestern Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados are just what you’re looking for. They’re filling, are loaded with healthy brain feeding fat from the avocados, and they’re packed with all the delicious Southwestern flavors you love in a hearty Mexican inspired dish.
If you love stuffing avocados in your tacos, why not switch things up a bit by stuffing your avocados with taco ingredients? I can guarantee you’ll be hooked after your very first bite!
These Healthy Southwestern Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados can be served for lunch or as light dinner along with a crisp green salad. With only a light squeeze of lime or lemon juice to keep the flavors bright, and the avocado from turning brown, this is a wonderfully low calorie dish the whole family can enjoy!
If, by chance, you don’t think these turkey taco stuffed avocados are your style because you’d be missing the crunch from a traditional taco shell, then why not crunch a few chips over the top to garnish? This way you still have the crunch you desire, but you’ll also be cutting back on a few of the carbs as well.
Making these Healthy Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados (avo-tacos, if you will), couldn’t be easier. With only a few simple ingredients and spices (most of them you probably already have in your cabinet) this delicious, low carb meal will on the table in a matter of minutes.
The grocery list is as follows: ground turkey, two avocados, one onion, one can of refried beans, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, coriander, salt and pepper. Before serving you can garnish with cilantro, sour cream, and shredded cheese (lots and lots of shredded cheese) if desired.
Here’s a short and sweet video I made for you so you can see the process in (almost) real time. Well, that’s a stretch, but it really will take you no longer than 20 minutes. Promise!
- 2 ripe avocados halved and pit removed
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1½ teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup refried beans
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional
- salsa for garnish optional
- sour cream for garnish optional
- chopped fresh cilantro for garnish optional
- In a large skillet, over medium/high heat, brown the ground turkey and onion until the turkey is no longer pink.
- Stir in the cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, coriander, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper.
- Add the refried beans and mix well.
- Top each avocado slice with a squeeze of lime juice.
- Spoon the ground turkey mixture evenly into each halved avocado.
- Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and salsa, if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
Tools and equipment:
box grater (optional)
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