Freezing avocado is the best way to avoid waste
Don’t let those avocados go to waste! Here are 4 ways to always have frozen avocado on hand for anything from dips, brownies, smoothies, toppings, and more!
Avocados are one of my favorite fruits to keep around, but keeping them around is not an easy task. The window for ripeness seems to last only minutes, leading to more tossed-out rotten avocados and wasted money than I can handle. To save money and food, finding a way to keep a ripe avocado fresh is a must!
Since avocados can turn from good to bad in an instant, I had to find the best way to preserve this precious green fruit. This way, I always have some available for my avocado brownies and avocado toast!
Your freezer is the best option for preserving avocados. You can freeze avocados in four ways: whole, in half, sliced or diced, or mashed. The best method depends on how you want to use them and how much prep work you want to put into the freezing process.
Freezing avocados will help you save food and money since you can buy them on sale and not risk wasting them before you’re ready to use them.
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How to freeze avocado
Freezing avocados can be as simple as wrapping up a whole fruit and placing it in the freezer or prepping them for future use by dicing or mashing them before storing them in the freezer.
Whether you’re buying in bulk and freezing avocado right away, or just want to preserve the unused portion of your avocado, any of these four methods for freezing avocados will suit your needs.
Freezing a whole avocado:
If you buy several avocados while on sale or have one that’s ripe with nothing to use it in, you can freeze the whole avocado
Freezing a half avocado:
You’ve used half of the avocado, but you don’t want to let the other half go to waste! Freezing the other avocado half will keep it fresh and ready to use whenever you need it.
Freezing sliced or diced avocado:
Freezing avocados in slices or chunks is a perfect way to have them prepped and ready for smoothies. Just make sure you squeeze lemon juice over the flesh of each fresh avocado slice to prevent browning.
Freezing mashed avocado:
Freezing mashed or pureed avocado is perfect for when you’ll want to use it for guacamole or other dips and sauces.
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Frozen Avocado Ingredients
- 1 avocado
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice
- plastic wrap
- freezer safe bag
Frozen Avocado Directions
How to freeze a whole avocado
Wash and dry the ripe avocados. Wrap avocado tightly with plastic wrap. Place in a plastic freezer-safe bag and freeze avocado.
How to freeze a half avocado
Wash avocado and dry. Cut avocado in half keeping the pit in one half. Brush lemon juice or lime juice on the flesh of each half. Wrap each half in plastic wrap, and place it in a freezer-safe bag in the freezer.
How to freeze sliced or diced avocado
Peel the avocado, slice it in half and remove the pit. Slice avocado into wedges, slices, or dice into chunks. Brush lemon or lime juice all over each avocado slice. Place avocado on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flash freeze for 1 hour. Transfer the avocado to a freezer-safe bag, press air out of bag, and freeze.
How to freeze mashed avocado
Peel the avocado, slice in half and remove the pit. Mash the avocado with a fork or a food processor with lemon or lime juice. Store individual serving sizes in an ice cube tray or freezer-safe bags and freeze. Press air out of bag if using freezer bags.