Preserve Avocados For A Year By Mashing And Freezing Them

Avocados tend to fluctuate in price throughout the year. If you're the type to stockpile them when they're cheap, you probably know that keeping them fresh is difficult. Food blog Eating Richly suggests you mash them up with a little lemon juice and freeze them for as long as you need.

Freezing fruit isn't a new idea, but the idea of freezing avocados might not have have occurred to you. The process is pretty simple: peel and pit the avocados, mash them up with a little lemon juice, then seal the mash in an airtight plastic bag in the freezer. They should keep for a full year, which means that the next time you see avocados on sale you can stockpile them to your heart's content. Hit up the blog post on Eating Richly for full directions.

How to Preserve Avocados in the Freezer [Eating Richly via Tipnut]


    I know the lemon juice is used as the anti oxidants - but doesn't that affects the taste of it

    It might make the avocado a bit tarter, but not painfully sour. As long as you don't add too much lemon juice that is. I personally like how avocado tastes when it has lemon or lime in it (big guac fan). I think maybe it's just the payoff for being able to store it for such a long period of time. Plus I don't think many recipes or dishes involving the defrosted avo would suffer too much having a bit of citrus flavour.

    How I defrost them then? On the microwave or letting them outside??

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