Friday, June 24, 2016

Preserving Avocados for Guacamole

If you follow me on instagram, twitter or facebook you may have seen my post 2 days ago sharing a photo of some wonderful avocados sent to me by Melissa's Produce who is one of the sponsors of an upcoming event, #GuacSquad.


You know how you get a hankering for some great homemade guacamole so you go to the grocery story and all you can find are rock hard avocados that won't be ready to make guac for at least a few days?  You end up buying store bought guac instead to satisfy that itch but you really wanted to make your own?  I hate when that happens.

Well when these avocados arrived they were ripe and ready to go.  They were sent at the peak of freshness.  I was very excited.  Unfortunately, I wasn't ready to go, so I put them in the fridge hoping to find time yesterday.  I didn't and then today we flew up north to celebrate our great nephew's birthday so I didn't get to them again.   

During the flight home I started worrying about those avocados.  Don't pretend like you never worry about your fruit and veggies that are turning.  I know I am not the only one... Anyway, I started worrying about the avocados which got me to thinking about what I do when  I worry about other produce I have an abundance of....what if I were lucky enough to have an avocado tree in my back yard?  What would I do with all of the avocados that need to be harvested at the same time?  I would preserve them.  


As soon as I got home, I cut open the avocados, removed them from the shells, discarded any dark spots and chopped up the flesh.


I placed the cubed flesh into a freezer bag and added the juice of 2 limes.  Tossed the avocado so that the lime was distributed, removed the air from the freezer bag and sealed it.  Into the freezer it went, now when I am ready to make my guacamole, my avocado will be all prepared and waiting to be tossed with my other ingredients.


As you can see, our tour starts on July 9th and runs through July 22nd.  Each day a new blogger will be sharing a guacamole recipe that they created especially for this event.  My recipe will be featured on July 13th.  I think this event is going to be avocadelicious!!




12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Looking forward to all of the guac recipes!

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  2. I would never have thought to preserve them like that! Nice job, Wendy.

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    1. Thanks Cam and thanks for hosting this fun event.

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  3. Ha - you learn something new every day, and you just taught me that you can freeze avocados! Thanks, because I get that certain hankering just like you do, and nothing beats home made guac! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I am having a horrible time trying to post this comment!! LOL! Every time I eat avocados or anything with avocados I get sick. So I have stopped eating them. Wouldn't they turn dark and mushy in the freezer??

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    1. Ugh you must have an allergy. The lime juice will keep them from getting dark and as long as you are using them for guac it is ok for them to be a little mushy. I don't think freezing slices for sandwiches or to place on top of food for show would work.

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  5. I had no idea you could freeze avocado! Thanks for the tip Wendy!

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  6. Yayyyy for guacamole! <3!! I always worry about my avocados, haha. Thanks so much for this post! :] Yay for preservation of the awesomeness! *-*

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