Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Avocado, Can You?

I admit it, I bought too many avocado for our Cuban Christmas dinner. They just looked so good, I couldn’t help myself. But now what? The leftover fruit (they aren’t veggies) are all ripening, and my Girls don’t eat them. If you have read my Keys To Saving, you know I try to avoid throwing away food. So can I freeze them?

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If you have ever tried to store cut avocado, you know that they turn brown quickly. Lemon juice helps to prevent that, and tastes good too! To store short-term in the fridge, cut the fruit into slices, sprinkle with a little lemon juice, and place them in an airtight container.

For longer storage in the freezer (up to about 6 months for best quality), you will need to purée them. I just use the back of a spoon, not a food processor. Peel the shell off, and then smash the fruit up until you have a slightly chunky purée. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice per avocado, mixing it in well. Place your purée into an airtight container, leaving a little extra room for expansion. I package in individual servings, since I’m the only fan in the house. Label it with the date, then place in the freezer until Cinco de Mayo, or Thursday. Anytime is great for avocado.

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