Pickled Avocado Recipe

Pickled Avocado Recipe

Here’s a quick and easy pickling solution. There are several variations below. You can multiply this recipe by the number of avocados you have.


  • 1 avocado
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water (optional)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)


  1. Choose ripe but firm avocados. Halve, pit, and slice or cube the avocado flesh and place in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, add the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Stir until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved. Pour vinegar mixture over slices or cubes of avocado.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 days. Use within 7 days.

Recipe variations

  • If you want something crunchy, layer slices of onion or radish with the avocado.
  • Increase the amount of sugar to make a pickling solution that is sweet. Decrease the amount of water to make a solution that is sour or tangy.
  • Use different kinds of sugar, such as brown sugar, palm sugar, or maple sugar. Or, substitute honey for the sugar.
  • Use different kinds of liquids to balance tanginess. Use rice vinegar, fresh lemon juice, or lime juice to decrease tanginess. Use cider or red wine vinegar to increase tanginess.
  • Add one or two of the following to the avocado pieces before adding the pickling solution: a few slices of fresh lemon, a 2-inch sprig of fresh rosemary, 1-2 sliced cloves of garlic, a few sprigs of fresh cilantro or dill weed (or 1-2 tablespoons chopped), 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, or cumin seeds.
  • To make a hot, spicy pickles, add 1 sliced hot pepper (such as jalapeno or habanero) or 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
Cubes of avocado
To make pickled avocado, simply pour a simple pickling solution over ripe avocado pieces – DepositPhotos.com

2 thoughts on “Pickled Avocado Recipe”

  • Hi Carole,
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m excited to try it. I’ve been trying to get a copy of your book, The Home Preservation Bible, and have found it out of stock everywhere. It is available used on Amazon for $148.00! I’d be exceptionally grateful if you can help me get a copy at a more traditional price.
    Either way, thanks for your work.
    Best Regards,

    • Hi Rob, unfortunately, I don’t have any inside track on copies of the book. The best bet is to ask a major bookstore in your area to order one for you. If they can’t, then it is out of print and unavailable, unless you find one used. The $148 price is nuts–what’s up with that? But if booksellers make requests for the book, that is the only way to jog the publisher to put out more copies. Too bad they don’t appear to have on-demand capability for my book. Sigh. There is a Kindle version available and you can download a free reader to your computer than can read the file.

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