How to Keep an Avocado Fresh

How to Keep an Avocado Fresh

Avocados are a fantastic source of quality fat, a yummy addition to Tex-Mex foods, and a perfect soft “first food” for baby.  We go through a lot of them!  I struggled, though, with keeping  the pretty green color, especially after dicing or mashing them up for our little one.  They almost immediately turn an unappetizing brown, so if we cut one open, I did it with the intention of using the whole thing all at once.

After a skype chat with some smart friends = problem solved.

That avocado up there was sliced open for well over a week.  I found it in the fridge after our Florida trip.

The key to keeping an open avocado fresh is to store it with the pit intact.  Mine was in a small plastic container with a lid, but it also works well to store them in a plastic bag with the air pressed out.

I’ve heard brushing it with lemon juice helps, too, but be sure to keep the pit in!


Avocados.  Love ’em or leave ’em?  I could pretty much eat guacamole and chips every day…

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  1. What a great tip! I’m going to try that!

  2. I had NEVER heard of that tip– thanks for sharing it! Honestly, I can pretty easily a whole darn avocado by myself in a day, so it’s often not an issue but, if I do need to save it, I’ve always relied on lime juice. Love the pit tip (<– fun little palindrome 😉 ), though.

  3. I’ve heard this before and tried it. It didn’t work. Maybe it works for under ripe ones, but not slightly over ripe ones? Hadn’t thought of trying lemon juice, though.

  4. Didn’t really work for me. I put it in the guac and it keeps it green around the pit, but the rest turns. I use lemon too.

  5. Amy I do the same thing and brush with lemon or lime. You can also freeze. I stock up when they’re .49 at Aldi and freeze my ripe ones like this:

  6. Tip for those who want to use it for guac… Blend 2 avocados + 2tbsp lime juice + 1 small onion together (I use my Ninja) and then scoop by the spoonful into an ice cube tray, cover with plastic wrap directly against the mixture and freeze till solid & then place the cubes into a freezer bag, about 3-5 hours before you need them pull the baggie out and place it onto the counter to thaw in a baggie with all the air squeezed out then once thawed mix in any other ingredients you like!

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