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How To Store Avocado By Freezing

>28 November 2010
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What do you do when you are blessed with 20 very ripe avocados on the verge of extinction? Why you freeze them, of course! But you can’t just chop them up and toss ‘em in a freezer bag. Nope. Not unless you like the look of gray guacamole. You gotta know the trick.

Here’s how to store avocado in the freezer. It’s easy, really. These avocados are destined to make a fabulous dip in the future. Simply scoop it from it’s shell, remove the seed, and mash the avocado in a bowl. For every two avocados add 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Stir it in very well. Spoon the green mush into a freezer bag, and remove as much air as possible. Make sure to date the bag, it will only be good for about four months. Then pop it in the freezer to save for the perfect occasion.

This would make a great base for guacamole. It’d also make fantastic baby food, or a great dip for the kiddos to dunk their veggie snacks in.

Unfortunately, freezing avocados is the only way to preserve them (that I know of). I’m happy to be able to keep them somehow though! We LOVE avocados.

How do you preserve your extra avocados?

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6 Comments »

  • Jenn said:

    I had no idea you could do that! Thanks for sharing.

  • Renata said:

    We also love avocados & I didn’t know you could freeze them, so thanks for the tip!
    Add a dash of garlic, a dollop of sour cream & you have a delicious dip in no time!
    Have a nice day
    Renata:)

  • Sophie said:

    Yep, but when I froze mine they did ended up greyish in like a month… (I did put the lemon in). When they’re fresh you’re supposed to leave the seed, I wonder if it would work in the freezer too…

  • Kotiäiti said:

    This was wonderful!
    I use avocado because I have psoriasis. Avocado helps it.
    So I buy them on sale and then the last ones can go bad…
    Thank you for this tip!

  • Debbie Chamlee said:

    Ahhh! I’m so glad you shared this! My cousin & I were talking about this back in the summer when they were on sale. We didn’t think you could freeze them! Thank you!

  • Mona said:

    I work in a restaurant and we get our avocados in frozen. They are peeled, sliced in half, and pitted. I believe they probably dip or add lemon juice to keep the color. They then seel them FoodSaver style and freeze them. They take only about 10-15 min to thaw and then you can slice them up or do whatever. I haven’t tried it because I don’t have a vacuum sealer and we always end up eating all the avocados before they go bad! Lol

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