Organic Avocado Taco Recipe

Organic Avocado Tacos

In search of a simple, fresh and easy avocado taco recipe we stumbled upon a green gem. Enrique Olvera, the chef at Cosme in New York and Pujol in Mexico City has the perfect dish. As the chef founder of Cosme, Enrique’s work has attracted international attention to Mexico City as a gastronomic destination and has also been, through the different restaurants, a school and mentor for countless talents. As from the beginning, and surrounded by a solid team, Enrique is today a driving force for creativity and the prospection of new hospitality businesses in Mexico and the world.

Total Time 45 minutes



*we recommend organic ingredients
12 tacos
4 pasilla chiles
½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
2 garlic cloves
10 tomatillos, boiled in salted water for 15 minutes or until soft
3 avocados, sliced thin
12 corn tortillas
¾ cup white onion, finely diced
½ cup chopped cilantro



Step 1

Make the salsa: Snap the stems off the chiles and remove the seeds. Using tongs, carefully hold the chiles over a medium flame to char on all sides. Transfer chiles to a food processor, add the salt and process into a powder. Add the garlic and tomatillos and purée until smooth. (This makes 1 pint salsa, more than needed; refrigerate the rest in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Step 2

To serve, place 3 or 4 slices of avocado on each tortilla and top with salsa, onion and cilantro.

Why we love organic avocado tacos:

  1. Nutrient-rich Avocado: Avocado, the main ingredient in these tacos, is packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels. It's also rich in vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as folate and potassium, offering a range of essential nutrients.
  2. Organic Ingredients: Choosing organic ingredients means you're avoiding pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which can potentially have harmful effects on health. Organic farming practices also tend to prioritize soil health and biodiversity.
  3. Whole Grain or Corn Tortillas: Opting for whole grain or corn tortillas instead of refined flour tortillas adds more fiber and nutrients to your meal. Whole grains provide complex carbohydrates that are digested more slowly, helping to keep you full and satisfied for longer.
  4. Variety of Vegetables: Adding a variety of vegetables to your tacos increases their nutritional value. You can include ingredients like tomatoes, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, and cilantro, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  5. Flavorful Seasonings: Using flavorful seasonings like lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and spices not only enhances the taste of the tacos but also adds additional health benefits. For example, garlic has antibacterial properties, while cilantro is rich in antioxidants.
  6. Customization: One of the best things about tacos is that they're highly customizable. You can adjust the ingredients and toppings based on your preferences and dietary needs. This flexibility allows you to create a meal that is not only healthy but also delicious to your taste.

And remember it’s not just about the food, but who you enjoy it with!