Guacamole is one of the easiest and tastiest dishes you can make, and especially great for entertaining a crowd. This guide from Serious Eats tells us how to make sure avocados are perfectly ripe the day you want to turn them into guacamole.
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Avocados are pretty tricky when it comes to ripeness. You don’t want them under-ripe and you don’t want the dreaded brown spots and streaks either. Serious Eats says hard avocados will ripen between 3 to 5 days if stored in a brown paper bag, 2 to 3 days if you add a banana to the bag. But then once ripened, you only have about 2 days in room temperature or around 5 days in the fridge until the avocados start turning brown.
So if you want perfect avocados for a Sunday night event:
Buy them the Monday before, ripen them at room temperature in a brown paper bag and refrigerate them as soon as they soften.
If for some reason a bowl of guacamole doesn’t get devoured entirely, preserve the rest of the batch with chunks of red onion on top of it.
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