Have you ever found yourself with an abundance of ripe avocados and nothing to do with them?
Me neither… there’s always room for avocados on my menu.
But let’s just say, per chance, that you have a handful or two of ripe avocados and you want to save some of that green goodness for non-peak California Avocado season. By properly freezing them, it’s possible to enjoy California Avocados all year long!
It’s actually quite simple to do.
Whole, sliced, diced, or mashed avocado are not very desirable when frozen. The best way to preserve and freeze an avocado is in a pureed form.
Pureed avocados are perfect in guacamole dips, dressings, or even spread on sandwiches.
All you need are the ripe avocados, some limes, and a food processor or blender.
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Once you have pureed your avocados with some lime juice, scoop the puree into a zip close bag. The easiest way to do this when you’re all by yourself is by putting the bag inside of a big cup and folding the top of the bag over the lip of the cup.
It’s like having a second pair of hands!
If only the cup did dishes too…
If you’re not a huge fan of lime with your avocados, try using lemon juice instead.
I’m going to share a fantastic recipe using some pureed avocados later this week, so make sure to check back for that!
How to Properly Freeze an Avocado
- ripe California Avocados
- 1 tbsp lime (or lemon) juice per avocado
- Food Processor or Blender
- Cut and peel the ripe avocados and place them in the work bowl of your food processor.
- Add 1 tbsp of lime or lemon juice per avocado being processed.
- Puree until smooth to ensure the acidic agent has been evenly distributed throughout the avocados.
- Scoop into a zip close bag and freeze flat. (I freeze them flat, so then I can stack them vertically, side by side, once they are hard.)
- Use the frozen avocado within 4 to 5 months.
Use the avocado puree in guacamole, dressings, sauces, or spread on sandwiches.