Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Pickled Avocados


Prep Time: 6 hrs 40 minsCook Time: 5 minsServings: 4
Homemade pickled avocados are a uniquely delicious treat for snacks, on sandwiches and entrees. Add the nutrition of 12% DV dietary fiber and 10% DV vitamin K and vitamin C.


  1. Combine the vinegar, water, salt and honey in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve salt. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  2. Place peppercorns, crushed red pepper and garlic in a pint-size jar.
  3. Cut avocado in half, lengthwise. Remove seed and peel, keeping halves intact. Cut into ½-inch wide slices, widthwise. Place avocado slices into the prepared jar and cover with cooled brine. Tuck rosemary sprig and lemon slice into the jar. Cover jar tightly and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  4. When ready to serve, remove avocados from brine, and enjoy.

Serving Suggestion:

Add pickled avocados to sandwiches and salads or enjoy all by themselves. They’re delicious with hummus on warm pita bread drizzled with a bit of good olive oil.

Recipe Notes:

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.


If you enjoy pickling, try these recipes featuring pickled California Avocados: Try these Avocado Stuffed with Mediterranean Picked Veggies or California Avocado Kiwi Relish.

Visit CaliforniaAvocado.com for more facts about avocados, recipes, nutrition information and learn about the California Avocado Difference. You also can follow us on Facebook.com/CaliforniaAvocados, on Twitter.com/CA_Avocados, Instagram.com/CA_Avocados and Pinterest.com/CA_Avocados.

© 2020 California Avocado Commission


Recipe and photo by Chris Scheuer, The Café Sucré Farine. Recipe provided by the California Avocado Commission

Other Recipes