You will love this pickled avocado OR avocado pickles with your favorite tacos, burrito bowl, or toasts. Have you tried pickling avocados? This quick pickled avocado is spicy, easy, healthy, and needs only 15 minutes to make with a minimum of 30 minutes of chill time.
Make pickled unripe avocado just when you think of "how to use avocados before they go bad". It is just another way to preserve avocados and a way to use those underripe ones. This simple avocado pickles recipe is without sugar, vegan, gluten-free, keto, and fits in a macro-friendly diet as well.
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I buy avocados from Costco or Sam's club as a part of my regular grocery haul. And always have this thought about what to make with underripe avocados or how to preserve them for longer to use later.
Pickling vegetables attracts me since I am taking care of my veggie intake on daily basis. You can see my quick pickles made so far. Pickled onion, pickled jalapenos, pickled radish, and pickled avocado are the latest. My favorite way is to preserve avocados and use them with my meals.
Why you will love this recipe
- Easy & Flavorful- It is just 15 minutes recipe from start to finish and 30 minutes of chilling time in the fridge. In 30 mins, avocados slices will absorb the sweet and spicy brine. If you like pickles then you will love pickled avocado.
- Perfect topping- Who does not like avocado? Make pickled guacamole, add on toast or in salad bowls. Serve as sides in a burrito bowl, a perfect toppings on everything you can think of.
- Macro friendly- This suger-free avocado pickles fits in all diets. It is vegan friendly, keto, refined sugar-free, and can fit in your macros.
Avocado is high in fat and a common ingredient when following a keto diet. Make sure you are tracking if it is fitting in your macros.
Ingredients And Notes
Please check the recipe card for full ingredient list and measurements
To make this pickle, you need 2 under-ripe and firm avocados, water, distilled white vinegar, salt, sweetener, red chili flakes, and garlic pods.
Variations & Substitutions
- Sweetener- These pickled avocados are no sugar and used monk fruit sweetener in place of refined sugar. Maple syrup, honey, stevia are few other sugar-free options to make this pickles avocado.
- Underripe Avocado- Using ripe and soft avocados does not work as they tend to ripe further and start dissolving in the pickling liquid. Always choose firm, underripe over soft and ripe avocados.
- Level up spices- Adding flavors like bay leaf, star anise, mustard seeds, and any fresh herbs like cilantro, mint, or dill leaves goes very well.
- Vinegar- You can also substitute white venegar with apple cider vinegar and red wine vinegar. Taste may differ as per vinegar choice.
How To Make Pickled Avocado
Let's see how to make this simple pickled avocado recipe without sugar.
First, Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Peel and slice them into 4-6 slices.
In a pint jar add sliced avocados, garlic pods, and red chili flakes.
Prepare pickling brine
In a saucepan add water, vinegar, salt, monk fruit and give a nice boil or until the monk fruit is dissolved.
Make pickle & store in the fridge
Once the brine is boiled, add it to the jar filled with avocado slices. Let the brine sit uncovered at the kitchen counter to cool down completely.
Once cool down, close the lid and shake it well. Keeping it in the fridge for a few hours works great. But a minimum of 30 minutes is enough before serving.
Can I Make Microwave Avocado Pickles
Yes, we can use a microwave to make pickled avocado. Just prepare the brine solution for pickling in the microwave. Combine water, vinegar, salt, monk fruit sweetener, in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 2-3 minutes. Stir with the spoon till monk fruit sweetener is dissolved.
Pour this brine into the jar filled with avocados and let it cool down. Once it's at room temperature, close the lid and refrigerate for 30 min before serving.
Tips & FAQ's
The basic flavors and texture remain the same in avocado pickles. Underripe avocado slices get a little softer and absorb the sweet and spicy pickling brine. It is tart, sweet, spicy, salty all at the same time.
How To Serve
You can use these avocado pickles anytime and with every meal. Here are a few ways to use them.
- Making tortilla wraps
- Pickled Guacamole
- Fried Pickles
- Breakfast Quesadilla
How To Store
How long can you keep pickled avocado? This is a refrigerator pickle and needs to be stored in the fridge after every use. Quick avocado pickle is good for 1-2 weeks and that also depends on the ripeness of avocado while pickling. They start changing color, become mushy, soft, and disintegrate over time if kept for longer.
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- 2 avocado
- ¾ cup water
- ¾ cup white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
- 2 garlic pods
- 2.5 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener
- 2.5 teaspoon salt
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Peel and slice them into 4-6 slices.In a pint jar add sliced avocados, garlic pods, and red chili flakes.2 avocado, 1 teaspoon red chili flakes, 2 garlic pods
- In a saucepan add water, vinegar, salt, monk fruit and give a nice boil or until the monk fruit is dissolved.¾ cup water, ¾ cup white vinegar, 2.5 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener, 2.5 teaspoon salt
- Once the brine is boiled, add it to the jar filled with avocado slices. Store in the fridge after pickle is at room temperature