Air Fryer Fried Avocado Recipe

This Air Fryer Fried Avocado recipe creates a crispy exterior with a creamy, warm center. It’s a unique and delicious way to enjoy avocados, perfect as a snack or a side dish. Pairing it with a tangy Cilantro Lime Crema elevates this dish to a new level.


  • 2 avocados, peeled, seeded, and halved
  • ¾ cup seasoned panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Avocado oil spray or olive oil spray (optional)
  • Cilantro Lime Crema (optional sauce for dipping)


  1. Prepare the Avocados:
    • Slice the avocados into half-inch thick slices or leave them in halves if preferred. Ensure they are dry by patting them with a paper towel, which helps the breadcrumbs adhere better.
  2. Season the Avocados:
    • Season the avocado slices with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences.
  3. Bread the Avocados:
    • Place the seasoned panko breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Press each avocado slice into the breadcrumbs, ensuring a good coat. Gently pat the crumbs onto the surface to help them stick.
  4. Prepare the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 3 minutes. If your air fryer requires preheating, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Spray and Cook:
    • Spray the air fryer basket with avocado oil or olive oil spray to prevent sticking. Place the breaded avocado slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer. Spray the tops of the avocados lightly with oil spray. This helps achieve a golden color and crispy texture.
    • Air fry at 400°F (200°C) for about 7-10 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden and crispy. Flip halfway through the cooking time for even crispiness.
  6. Prepare the Cilantro Lime Crema:
    • While the avocados are cooking, you can prepare a simple Cilantro Lime Crema by mixing sour cream or Greek yogurt with lime juice, minced cilantro, a pinch of salt, and a dash of pepper. Adjust the ingredients to taste.
  7. Serve:
    • Serve the fried avocados immediately after cooking for the best texture. Drizzle or serve with Cilantro Lime Crema on the side for dipping.


  • Choosing Avocados: Use avocados that are ripe but still firm. Overripe avocados might be too mushy after air frying.
  • Breading Variation: For an extra layer of flavor, you can mix some grated Parmesan cheese into the panko breadcrumbs.
  • Non-Dairy Options: For a vegan version, use a dairy-free yogurt for the crema and substitute vegan Parmesan in the breadcrumb mix.


Air Fryer Fried Avocado offers a wonderful blend of creamy avocado and crunchy breadcrumb coating, making it a delightful treat. The air fryer provides a healthier alternative to traditional frying, reducing the oil content without sacrificing texture or flavor. Enjoy this innovative dish as an appetizer, side, or a unique addition to salads and meals.