Three cheers for avocados year round! Did you know avocados can be frozen, either in halves or mashed? I did not know this either, until recently, and it’s really easy to do. Here’s how to do it:
Wash and cut the avocado in half. If you’ve never cut an avocado, there is a huge seed/pit in the middle that you won’t be able to cut through. Here’s a video if you’ve never done it.
To store in halves, squeeze or brush a little lemon juice on the exposed parts to help stop them from turning brown. There’s nothing wrong with avocado turning brown, it’s natural from the oxidization but a little unsightly.
Wrap as air tight as you can with cling wrap and then put in a plastic zip lock bag, taking as much air out as possible.
To store mashed avocados, wash, cut, and deseed the “alligator pear”, as it’s sometimes called, and puree in a blender with a little bit of lemon juice. Place in a zip lock bag and pop in a freezer.
When you’re ready to eat, thaw out overnight in the fridge.
Frozen avocados store for 4-5 months.
It’s that easy!
I love to spread a little avocado on toast and sprinkle with a bit of salt. How do you like to eat avocado?