Quick Pickled California Avocados

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18 g
Total Fat
39 g
Total Carbs
3 g
2890 mg

Pickled avocados, onions, garlic and chiles make a great addition to your charcuterie board or the perfect topper for any dish or in place of your favorite salsa. The added benefit of this pickled treat is it provides an excellent source of vitamin C (50% DV).


Serves: 4
1 1/2  cups  unseasoned rice wine vinegar
1/2  cup  water
1/2  cup  sugar
Tbsp.  kosher salt
  shallots, thinly sliced
  Fresno chiles, thinly sliced
  cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  slightly underripe California Avocados, peeled, seeded and sliced

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Add vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt.
  2. Place sliced shallots, chiles and garlic in a medium bowl, then cover with the hot pickling liquid.
  3. Let cool to room temperature (about 1 hour).
  4. Add sliced avocados to the pickling liquid, cover the bowl and let chill in the fridge for 4 hours before eating. Store pickles up to 3 days in the fridge.

Serving Suggestion: Serve as part of your charcuterie board or atop your favorite protein.

Beverage Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc.

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.

Calories 310
Total Fat 18 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Total Carbs 39 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugar 27 g
Protein 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2890 mg
Potassium 687 mg

Vitamin A 19 mcg; Vitamin C 44 mg; Calcium 25 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 110 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.14 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 50%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%

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

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Brandon Matzek

Brandon Matzek is the San Diego-based writer and photographer behind Kitchen Konfidence, a food blog focused on seasonal recipes. Living in San Diego, he has access to an endless source of inspiration: fresh, seasonal produce| a budding restaurant scene and multicultural neighborhoods. He enjoys cooking his family’s treasured recipes and likes to explore cooking outside of his comfort zone, tackling new ingredients, techniques and recipes with complete confidence.

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