If you’re stuck in a vegetarian taco rut, whip out your air fryer and make these crispy avocado tacos with lentils cooked with taco seasoning and topped with the most amazing avocado crema.
Crispy Avocado and Lentil Tacos
I used to not use my air fryer. Through blogging, I was lucky enough to be gifted two separate air fryers. I know! And I rarely used them. Every once in a while, I would try a little chicken tender for my kids and it was great and all, but I guess I associated air fryers with…. fried food.
But air fryers are way more than that. Air fryers are for cooking everything from meats to veggies, and when I was craving a crispy fish taco but couldn’t find any fresh fish, I thought to bread and fry some avocados in the air fryer and this recipe was born!
The lentils are great for plant based protein and flavor (they’re cooked with onions, garlic, and some taco seasoning) and they add a hearty texture to these tacos.
I top all of my tacos with shredded lettuce (or a cabbage slaw, if I have the time!) and salsa, so that’s what we have here, along with the most epic avocado crema, adapted from Chocolate for Basil’s crema.
If you need the motivation to buy an air fryer to make these tacos, then here you go! Otherwise, you can fry these in some avocado or grapeseed oil after breading them!