How to Freeze Avocados

Don't you just hate it when an avocado goes bad before you have a chance to eat it? It seems like such a waste of a wonderful fruit (yes, they are technically fruits not vegetables). Here's how to freeze avocadoes so you can use them later on in your favorite dips, sandwiches or salads.

Avocados don't freeze well whole or sliced. The best way to do it is to mash them up and then freeze them. Here's how to do it.

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Take two ripe avocados and slice them in half. Remove the pit and using a spoon scoop all the flesh out into a clean bowl. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the bowl. The acidity will keep the avocado from turning an unappealing grayish brown.

Use a fork to mash your avocados well. Transfer them into a freezer bag and seal it tightly, leaving just a little air space to allow the frozen fruit to expand. Plan to use your avocado within 3 to 4 months for best results.

When you're ready for your mashed avocado, allow it to defrost in the fridge overnight. Then use it as usual in dips or as a sandwich spread.

For a quick guacamole dip, mix your thawed avocado puree with two tablespoons of salsa. Another yummy dip is to mix equal amounts of mashed avocado and cream cheese. You may also want o stir in some chopped tomatoes, onions and green peppers.

You can also use it to make delicious cold avocado soup. Simply blend your mashed avocado with a cup of cold chicken stock, some green onion and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste, chill and serve.

How to Freeze Avocados

And now I would like to invite you to take a look at my freezer cooking guide - Freezer Cooking Made Simple to learn more about making homecooked meals for the freezer.

Susanne Myers - The Hillbilly Housewife.