How to keep avocados fresh
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How to Keep Avocados Fresh

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How to Keep Avocados Fresh: A few simple tips and tricks to keeping these tasty little pesky things fresh for cooking, eating, or garnishing.

I totally feel like I’ve hit the AVOCADO jackpot…

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Don’t even try…

Back a few years ago, anytime that I would see a recipe call for an avocado, I’d skip it, and move on to the next. Now wait… not because I didn’t like the taste of them, but because I thought there was too much to an avocado.

First, I’d pick one up at the store, look it over really good…. think I had a good one and BAM! When I’d cut in to it at home, it would be all brown and nasty. So… I’d trash the $2 green egg looking thing, and flush my $2 down the toilet.

how to keep avocados fresh

How to Peel an Avocado

Don’t even get me started on how I struggled with peeling and cutting an avocado. (You know you’re with me on this when you were first learning how to cut this weird looking thing in half with a big ole brown ball stuck in the middle of it.)

Once I schooled myself in the “shopping for an avocado,” department, and then learned the trick of how to cut in to one, (YouTube it if you’re not sure), I was faced with one final dilemma of the “avocado.”

How to Keep Avocados Fresh

You see, I have brought my love of magazine reading, to a new level. (My husband told me that he welcomes me to 2000’s, since I finally gave up the hard copies of magazines, and started viewing most of them online. Smarty pants.)

Yahoo Food!, is one of the digital magazines that I follow, that gives AH-mazing tips and tricks with recipes, food finds, and an endless supply of fun “reads,” with anything “food.”

While browsing Yahoo Food the other day, I found the perfect solution to keep an avocado from turning brown so quickly, after it has already been cut in half. JACKPOT! I’ve nailed all of the other avocado struggles, but I was always rushing to keep the remainder of my avocado fresh, and nothing I was doing, was working. Then… I had the “ah-ha” moment, and can’t think them enough for the fantabulous tricks!

According to Yahoo Food:

  • One trick is to brush the half of the avocado with olive oil, and store in an airtight container. This prevents direct contact with air, that causes the avocado to brown quickly.
Keep your avocado from turning brown!

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  • If you don’t have olive oil on hand, give lemon juice a try! Brush the half of the avocado with lemon juice, and the citric acid will work it’s magic!
Keep that avocado from turning brown!

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  • Lastly, the onion method is another way to keep ’em fresh. Onion??? Yeah, I wondered how that would help too, but you can read how they make it happen here: Stop Letting Avocados Get Brown
Keep an avocado from turning brown with onions!

Image Source: Yahoo! Food

Don’t you love things that make your life easier, save money, and just make you go, “ah-haa,” all around? Me too. So needless to say, I couldn’t keep this trick to myself.

Seriously… if you didn’t know about Yahoo’s Digital Magazine, I think you should go see it now, and see other brilliant articles like:

  • Cocktail Recipes
  • The best way to cook certain foods
  • Tricks when cooking for one
  • Fun new ways to order off of a menu
  • and so much more…

Yahoo Digital Magazine

how to keep avocados fresh

How to keep avocados fresh

11 thoughts on “How to Keep Avocados Fresh

  1. Cindy Danieley says:

    love reading articles about stuff like this. Can’t wait to buy some avocados tomorrow.

    1. Jessica says:

      Thanks Cindy! I’m so glad this could help! 😉 XOXO

  2. Karen Hutson says:

    Thanks for the hint Jessica! I LOVE avocados but I can’t always eat a whole one–believe me, I tried. There is always a problem with them turning brown and becoming very unappetizing. I will use your tip. Do you have more ideas to save me money in the kitchen? I would love to hear them

    1. Jessica says:

      Excellent! I’m so excited you found this helpful! Oh my goodness.. I love money saving tips in the kitchen! My favorite all time money saving tip? Popping popcorn kernels in brown paper bags instead of buying microwave popcorn. I’m totally going to do a post on this soon. So if you’re a popcorn lover, stay tuned!
      Not so “Money Saving,” but I do find this helpful. Don’t put your tomatoes in the refrigerator! It totally takes away a lot of the flavor!
      I’m thinking a “Kitchen Tips,” post is in order. The tidbits are flowing through my head! Thanks for the inspiration, and for stopping by! XOXO! 🙂

  3. Rose says:

    Don’t take the seed out, leave it in if you can. You can keep it in the part you’re not eating right away too say for a sandwich at lunch the next day. Make sure when
    you’re buying an avocado it’s not darken yet and it’s green n very FIRM. I rarely pick out a bad avocado, maybe because I’m from California and have been eating them all my life but where I live in the Midwest now it can be difficult to find some good ones but I usually locate good ones.
    I also put my avocados in a dark area when I get them home or keep them under a dark towel on my counter and in a few days they’re ripe and ready to use/eat. Hope this helps! Be very picky when choosing the right one.

  4. kim says:

    I use my Foodsaver and a mason jar. The avocados keep perfectly with no browning at all

    1. Jessica says:

      That is EXCELLENT!!! I love that, thank you!

  5. Pennie says:

    After you make up a batch of guacamole and going to eat later or have some leftover. Put a avocado seed in the bowl & then refrigerate it. This will keep the from turning brown.

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Pennie!! I love hearing other tips to help with this!!

  6. Shirley says:

    When you put olive oil on your avocado do you have cover it before putting it in the fridge?

    1. Jessica says:

      You can if you want, but the sealed container should help keep it fresh!

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