Avocado 101 and How to Freeze

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Score! .49 avocados at Aldi this week. I’m stocking up and may swing by for more. I could eat a half avocado every day on sandwiches, wraps, salads and Mexican food, of course.

How to store an avocado

  • Ripen at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • Ripen quicker beside bananas or apples or even quicker in a paper bag.
  • Move ripe avocado to the refrigerator up to three days or freeze.

How to cut open an avocado

  • Wash the outside.
  • Slice in half length wise and give a slight twist and pull a part.
  • Begin to slice the side without the pit first .Using a butter knife, make length wise slices right inside the skin. Remove the slices with a regular size spoon by detaching the skin from the flesh OR slice again in the opposite direction for salad cubes or easier mashing and proceed to remove.
  • For the pitted side, using a large chef knife, carefully tap the edge into the pit to make it “stuck.”
  • Give it a slight twist to remove pit and proceed to cut the same as the first half.
  • If you’re not using the pit half, brush with lemon or lime juice, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.

How  to freeze avocado

  • Slice, remove pit and keep halves in the skin {helps preserve the flesh}
  • Brush lemon or lime juice on the halves.
  • Place in gallon size freezer bag and use DIY vacuum seal {straw and lungs} to remove air.
  • Freeze and remove one at at a time. DIY vacuum seal each time for optimal freshness.
  • Thaw overnight and give a slight squeeze and they’ll detach easily from skin for any recipe.

frozen avocado

Photo Source: pinksugarbowl.blogspot.com

Now you know the scoop on avocado. You can stock up when they’re under a $1. I’ve heard reports as high as $3 each in the off season. I would do without rather than paying the higher prices. I definitely stock up when they are .49 and I’ve found them as low as .25.

Some will say frozen avocados are best for guacamole. Pink Sugar Bowl readers suggest spraying edges with cooking spray to prevent browning, though I haven’t tried this myself.

Fresh avocado slices are divine on triple bean veggie burgers or black bean burgers, both from the freezer. Mash your frozen avocado into a tasty guacamole or pico de gallo with avocado cubes. It’s the healthiest tastiest addition to any meal.

Will you freeze avocados now?

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Comments

  1. Sarah Caldwell says:

    When I make guacamole I leave the pit in the bowl to keep the guacamole from turning brown. That way I can make it a few hours ahead of time, and just remove the pit right before serving. (A Mexican family member taught me this trick). I wonder- if you leave the pit in place when you freeze the avocado- maybe you can skip the lemon/lime juice…

    • I’m sure you could freeze the pit cause your not keeping it anyway. Yes, I have seen it frozen that way. That’s a neat tip to leave it in the bowl to keep from turning brown. Oh how I love guac

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