Avocado and Pulled Pork Carnitas Recipe

Seasoned and shredded tender pork drizzled with avocado cream sauce makes a delightful appetizer or entrée for your next meal or gathering. Using pre-cooked pork, this Avocado and Pulled Pork Carnitas recipe could be put together for a tasty week-night dinner.

Recipe courtesy of Chiquita Brands

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Re-Calculate: Ingredients


  • 1 lb. pork shoulder
  • 2 Tbsp. adobo all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 ripe, Fresh Hass Avocado
  • 1⁄2 cup sour cream
  • 1⁄2 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded coleslaw mix
  • 6 (6-inch) soft taco shells or corn tortilla shells
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1⁄2 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled


  1. Rub pork with seasoning. Place in small pan with vinegar and apple juice. Cover with foil and bake in 300 degrees F oven for 2 hours.
  2. Seed and peel avocado then place in blender with sour cream blending for 30 seconds or until mixture is smooth. Cover tightly and place in refrigerator.
  3. Once pork is fork tender remove from oven and pull apart with two forks.
  4. Arrange shells on platter then place pork on each shell gradually sprinkling the remaining ingredients on top.
  5. Place avocado cream in squeeze bottle and create thin zig zag lines on top before serving.