Preserving Avocados

*With Cinco De Mayo coming up (and my birthday!), avocados will be in abundance in the stores ... so this little tip will come in handy if your household is anything like mine! Besides, I need to do a re-post of something since I'm still down with bronchitis ... *

I wasn't a fan of avocados until, oh, a year or so ago ... I mean, like really a fan ... as in, every time I go to the store, I check out the avocado selection and price to see if it's worthy!

By far, Aldis has been the BEST place and price to pick them up ... and they were 59 cents each a few weeks ago , so I picked up 4 ... not knowing that I still had FIVE at home in the fridge!! YIKES! THIS is how food waste happens in real life.

See, we have upwards of 6 adults eating in this house, and friends ... so sometimes, usually most times, if I don't eat the avocado within a day or so, one of the other mini-adults will eat it and then I have none when I go back to eat it ... boo..


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So, here I was, I had NINE avocados at one time, and 4 of them were pretty darn ripe ... so I made guacamole, for ME and the girlfriend ... but of course, that's still alot of guac for 2 people, so I set aside 3/4 of the mix before adding the onions, jalapenos and cilantro and stuck it in some ice cube trays.


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Yup ... I tested out freezing the mashed avocado with a little lemon and lime juice. What, you don't add lemon and lime juice? I heard that Chipotle uses both and that's what makes theirs so yummy ... try it and let me know!

I didn't add onions, tomatoes or jalapenos, none of the stuff that makes it guac ... just the avocado and juice.

After a few hours, try to remember to transfer the cubes from the tray to a freezer bag or container.

So ... the verdict?

I took out a single cube on Monday (a week after I froze them) and put in a container to take to work in the morning, thinking by lunchtime it would be defrosted. I was looking forward to it adding some creamy goodness to my chicken and apple sausage with the sauteed mushrooms, onions and peppers.

Hello! I was so stinkin' excited to see it was still bright green, not watery AT ALL and still had a delicious taste to it ... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Absolutely, freeze your excess mashed avocados!! I don't know if I would freeze guac but definitely encourage you to freeze plain avocados with a little lime or lemon juice (make sure you incorporate it really well so that it doesn't turn brown).

So go ahead, buy up some avocados when you see them really cheap ... there's always an upcoming event to use some of this creamy yummy fruit/veggie!

Which leads me to the question: is it a fruit or a vegetable? Go ahead, google it and then tell me YOUR opinion!


Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties ... go check them out!


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  1. I dearly love avocados but hadn't thought of freezing them. I'm going to try this!

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    1. Trust me, it's a life saver if you love avocados!

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  2. Thanks for the tip! Everything on our tree seems to ripen at once, so this could help a lot. BTW, did you also freeze the pits & if so, did you freeze them raw or after boiling and slicing them like water chestnuts?

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    1. Jeanne, no I discard the pit. :)

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  3. Brilliant tips and it is definitely a fruit, the definition of which is a seed bearing structure of a flower plant and did you know the Strawberry is the only fruit that has its seeds on the outside

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Ahh ... thanks for the little tidbit of information about the strawberries!

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  4. Wow I'm amazed that you can freeze the avocados. Thanks for sharing this tip at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  5. Definitely great tips!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. That is genius! And timely, as I have 8 avocados in the fridge right now and was thinking of setting up a science experiment to see how many would turn before I could eat them all. ;)

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  7. Love this idea of freezing avocados,Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pining.

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