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Toast with Pickled Strawberries, Thyme and Lemon










Lately I’ve been all about creating effortless toasts! While I love your basic avocado toast, it’s fun to mix it up, and even more fun to mitigate waste by salvaging produce on the way out If there is one thing that goes bad so fast, it’s berries. Rather than freezing them, dehydrating them, I actually love to pickle them. Everyone pickles red onion, but I promise, berries are a million times better. That being said, I wanted to revisit my favorite pickled blueberries and create a fun festive toast that’s good year round. 


Just like that the vegan Pickled Strawberry Toast with Thyme and lemon was born!


Now let’s talk about these pickled strawberries! Since social distancing and experiencing a lack of food options, I’ve been trying pickling recipes. It’s a great way to salvage food on the way out and they can enhance countless dishes. While I love pickled veggies, I had yet to explore pickled fruit. What’s great about these strawberries, is honestly, everything! The flavor is much more impactful. They have a hint of sweet, notes of spices and will leave you just thinking, wow. If you feel lost with what to do with pickled strawberries, you can really put them on anything as they are just that good! 






What’s great this recipe? Everything. You can use these pickled strawberries on everything, but I love how seamless the go with morning toast! These pickled berries are quick easy, affordable, pack tons of flavor, this toast is perfect for any season, you can use vegan cheese, you can do this concept using small pieces of bread for entertaining, and make for the perfect bite with a glass of wine!




If you’re all about all things pickled, you have to try this new recipe for Pickled Strawberry Toast with Thyme and Lemon!










Why this recipe is great: 







Flavor packed 

Perfect for entertaining 

Perfect for any season 

Cheese + strawberries can be used in other dishes 












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Toast with Pickled Strawberries, Thyme and Lemon

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  • Author: Gabrielle
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 Slice 1x


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Pickled Strawberries:


  • Sourdough Bread
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese or vegan feta cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter




  1. Pickled strawberries: Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, along with the vinegar in a medium sized pan.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir strawberries into the vinegar; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. As the strawberries heat, gently shake the pan. Do not stir to avoid breaking the berries. Remove from heat, allow to cool in the pan.
  4. Remove the cinnamon stick and cloves. Now drain the liquid, placing the strawberries into a jar and the liquid back into the pan. If you’d like an easier removal you can use a cheese cloth to hold the cinnamon/cloves and then remove at the end.
  5. Set the pan over med/high heat. Stir in the white sugar; bring to a boil. Boil until thickened, about 4 minutes.
  6. Now pour the thickened sauce in the jar with the strawberries.
  7. To make the toast, toast the sourdough bread, top with a little bit of vegan butter, goat cheese or some other cheese, sliced basil and lemon zest.


  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins














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