Fried Avocado with Garlicky Cilantro Lime Sauce {Recipe}


A few weeks ago I had that lovely dinner with the woman behind Philly Cow Share (one of my new favorite businesses). At the end of the dinner, we each got a cooking challenge, and within my cooking challenge I created a few recipes that ended up standing on their own and being completely successful. It was a good night!

One of the side dishes for the meal that I made contained avocados as its main ingredient. I have to say (as I breathe on my fingers then rub them on my collarbone – you know, that thing people do) that it turned out MUCH better than I had ever anticipated. So good that I had to share! Now, I made it as a side dish and it was perfect, but I can also definitely envision it being a delicious appetizer as well. I hope you enjoy them as much as I (and my wonderful taste-testing neighbors) did!

Fried Avocado with a Garlicky Cilantro Lime Sauce


Fried Avocado Slices

2 whole avocado sliced into thick slices (think the size of pear slices)

1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 Tbsp ground cumin

1 large egg

oil (enough to cover the bottom of a frying pan)

Garlicky Cilantro Lime Sauce

2 jalapenos, chopped without the seeds

3 Tbsp chopped yellow onion

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

2 limes, just the juice

2 cloves garlic

a dash of salt

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup plain yogurt


1. Combine jalapenos, onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, and lime juice in a food processor and pulse until fine.


2. Mix in sour cream and yogurt.

3. Chill sauce in refrigerator until ready to serve.

4. Whisk your egg in one bowl.

5. In another bowl, stir together flour, Panko crumbs, and cumin.

6. Fill the bottom of a frying pan with oil until covered completely (about 1/8-1/4 inch oil).

7. Take the avocado slice and dip in egg first, then immediately submerge in flour mixture to completely cover.


8. Place in pan with heated oil.

9. Repeat with all other avocado slices.

10. Cook for a few minutes on each side. Panko crumbs will be browned. **I am not giving an exact time because: A) They are avocados and don’t need to be cooked all the way through and B) depending on the heat of your stove-top, it will be different. Just make sure they look browned and pretty on each side. :-)


11. When avocados are browned, place them on a plate covered in paper towels to drain off the extra oil.

Serve these with the Garlicky Cilantro Lime sauce which makes the perfect dipping sauce. We also had tacos the next night and both the leftover avocados and sauce went perfectly with them as well! There are so many options for this. I love that!

Because I love connecting with others, this recipe is linked up to: Tasty Traditions and Pin It Tuesday!

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Had to pin this! I am a total “dip” person :) The fried avocado looks great, too…
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  2. I tired fried avocado and loved it! Definitely going to have to try this!
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  3. Oh that looks delicious! I will have to try it…seems easy to convert to gluten & dairy free to me :)
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  4. I am a sucker for fried avocado!! This looks wonderful!
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  5. I would like to try this sauce on a few items!
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  6. Mama Obito says:

    Thank’s for sharing! I even don’t know that avocado can be deep-fried! Will tray this recipe soon.

  7. This looks soooooooo good! Pinning it for my husband. :)
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  8. Holy moly – fried avocado. Now I’m from the South, and I’ve never thought of frying avocado before, but this looks like my kind of recipe! Thanks for linking up again, I always look forward to your stuff!!!
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  1. […] The Vintage Mom: Lauryn blogs about adventures with her husband and three children, plus how she tries to maintain old-fashioned values in a modern world. Lauryn shares great recipes that center around the fruits and veggies she gets in her CSA share each week. Here is an inventive recipe for Fried Avocado with Garlicky Cilantro Sauce. […]

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