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…