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Baja avocado tacos with chipotle cream & pickled slaw

Baja avocado tacos with chipotle crema & pickled slaw

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  • 2 as a dinner, or 4 as a light lunch

A veggie take on a Californian Baja fish taco, with crispy battered avocado with a spicy crema. You could also use fish or other veg, like asparagus

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving


For the baja avocado

  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 1 garlic clove , grated
  • 1 lime , zested
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 200ml chilled pale ale or lager
  • 2 ripe, firm avocados , peeled and quartered
  • 4 corn tortilla
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

For the slaw

  • 4 radishes , finely sliced
  • ½ white or hispi cabbage , sliced
  • ½ red onion , sliced
  • handful coriander leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar or honey

For the chipotle crema

  • ½ tsp chipotle paste
  • small garlic clove , sliced
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ lime , juiced
  • 4 tbsp soured cream


  • STEP 1

    First, make the batter. Mix the flour, garlic, lime zest, white pepper, cumin and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the beer until you have a smooth batter, then set aside until needed.

  • STEP 2

    For the slaw, combine the radishes, cabbage, red onion and coriander in a bowl. Whisk the vinegar, sugar or honey and a pinch of salt in another bowl. Pour over the veg, toss thoroughly and set aside.

  • STEP 3

    To make the crema, put all the ingredients in a blender or mini chopper and blitz until smooth.

  • STEP 4

    Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan with high sides. Drop in some batter after a few mins – if it sizzles and turns golden brown quickly, the oil is ready. Dip the avocado slices in the batter, shake off the excess and fry, one or two at a time for 30 secs or until lightly golden and crispy. Remove from the oil, drain on kitchen paper and season with salt.

  • STEP 5

    Warm the tortillas on both sides for 1-2 mins in a griddle or non-stick frying pan, then divide the slaw between them. Top with the avocado, drizzle over the crema and garnish with coriander leaves.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2017


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