Taco Stuffed Avocados


Here we ditch the taco shell and use a hollowed-out avocado to hold a spicy turkey and black bean taco filling. The flesh of the avocado gets mashed with lime juice and cilantro for a quick and easy guacamole topping.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 stuffed avocado halves


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

  • 8 ounces lean ground turkey

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup low-sodium black beans, rinsed

  • ¼ cup salsa

  • 2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • 4 teaspoons shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey, onion, chili powder and salt. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon and breaking up large pieces of turkey, until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in black beans and salsa.

  2. Carve out the flesh of each avocado half with a spoon, leaving about a 1/4-inch border all around. Transfer the scooped flesh to a small bowl. Add cilantro and lime juice; mash with a fork until chunky-smooth.

  3. Fill each avocado half with about 1/2 cup of the turkey filling (they will be very full). Top each with 1 teaspoon cheese and some of the guacamole.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
24g Fat
16g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 31%
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Vitamin A 495IU 10%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Folate 89mcg 22%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 61mg 15%
Potassium 755mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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