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Dill Avocado Toast

March 12, 2014

There was a 0% chance I was going to make it through this week without including pickles in some form. Since I know there’s some pickle haters out there (please do not out yourselves to me because I will never speak to you again) I didn’t go over the top. A pickle pastry was contemplated but in my attempts to not alienate all my readers I kept things slightly more conventional.
dill avocado toastFunny story about this recipe. Last Friday when I announced the link-up, Erin (the almond eater/my future bestie) who I am fairly certain hates me for forcing her to get creative, jokingly commented that she was going to smear avocado on some bread and call it healthy avocado toast.

At this point I had already decided I was going to make avocado toast for one of my recipes so naturally I had a moment that went somewhere along the lines of “dsfbeuiwterge uh oh is avocado toast not creative? profinanity, profanity…what the profanity should I make now?” Instead I texted Erin and she calmed my fears. How the tables have turned…

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What this recipe lacks in creativity, it certainly makes up for in simplicity. A recipe made in under 2 minutes that requires 5 ingredients and no h-core equipment? I’m fairly certain that’s unheard of on THM. Simplicity ain’t my strong suit. But pickles are so you can definitely trust me on this one!


Dill Avocado Toast

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 6 pieces of toast 1x


  • 6 pieces gluten-free toast (I use Udi’s Whole Grain)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 T pickle juice (optional but highly recommended)
  • sea salt for sprinkling (do not omit, this is key)


  1. Toast bread to desired colour
  2. In a bowl, mash avocado.
  3. Add in garlic, dill weed and pickle juice. Stir to combine.
  4. Spread on toast and sprinkle each piece with sea salt.

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Tell me if you’re a pickle fan! Don’t if you’re not…Do you ever attempt trickier recipes or do you prefer sticking to the simple ones?

*Don’t forget you have up till Friday to post your GREEN recipe to be included in The Great St. Patrick’s Day Green Link-Up!


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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    March 25, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Hey, it still doesn’t beat Ellie Krieger’s recipe for “Dark Chocolate Snack” which Food Network later added “as a” to the title: Bahaha!

    You know you’re getting some pickle love from over here, babe! But I just want you to know that in my somewhat sleep-deprived state at the moment, I totally read “h-core equipment” as WHORE equipment! I was like, whaaaaa?! Lmao!

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    Amy Alt
    March 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Love this combination- i am forever snacking on rye bread and avocado so I am definitely going to have a go at this. I was not a fan of pickles until this year though- I think people just judge them because they are a bit funny looking but now I think they are so delicious and this is a great way to use all that juice left in the jar 🙂

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    [email protected]
    March 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Hey! I’m a huge pickle fan, including sauerkraut! I use pickle juice instead of lemon juice for most recipes, and it works great! I’m loving all your St. Patrick’s inspired recipes, they are all green and fun to look at! Yum to avocado, dill and pickle juice, all of these three ingredients are delicious, especially together! Beautiful shots, Davida, you’ve nailed it!

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    Molly @ The Happiness Recipe
    March 13, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    You may have just combined my two favourite foods (onions are a close third – though I bet I could throw green ones into this mix). I can seriously eat a jar of pickles (I try to do reduced sodium but hey, who cares about blood pressure) in a sitting and avocados are just so creamy and good. Believe it or not I tried my first “avocado on toast” last night and have a feeling it won’t be my last. You must have been channeling me since I didn’t read this post until now. Next time I am definitely using your recipe.

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    Suzanne @ hello, veggy!
    March 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    You had me at dill avocado. BEST COMBO EVER!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    March 13, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Definitely a pickle fan – I cannot believe there are people out there who don’t like them, like, what is wrong with you guys??? I’m loving this toast; oh it’d make a lovely breakfast!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    March 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Sometimes it’s fun to bring it back to the simple things! I’ve been obsessed with avocado lately so I can’t wait to try this. I love pickles too…they make sense on sandwiches so why not here?! 😉

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    March 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    The simplicity of this is the best part of it, Davida. Looks fabulous! Totally in love with avocado anything first off. AND love to eat it on toast. Perfection. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

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    Amanda Elizabeth
    March 12, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    This is a recipe that is something I could totally make and I am loving the ingredients thanks for sharing!

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    Sarah Pie
    March 12, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    I have to say I think pickled toast is a first (though it sounds highly preferable to pickled pastries) but I trust you enough to give it a try sometime… mostly because I never need an excuse to add avocado to anything 🙂

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    March 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    What an interesting combo! Okay, I’m not a huge pickle fan, but I’m not a hater either. If there’s one on my plate, I’ll eat it. I’m really intrigued with this recipe and I just might have to give it a try. Avocado, on the other hand…. HUGE fan!

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