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How to Freeze Avocado

Avocado season is just drawing to a close and we were given a box of avos by a friend who grows them commercially.  I like avocado as guacamole, but get sick of it after a few avos and I couldn't see us getting through the entire box of them before they went off, so I investigated our options.  Turns out that you can freeze whole avocados (I also used the DYI vacuum seal from that post, love it!), just cut them in half, remove the stone (and plant it, but maybe not all of them!) and sprinkle with lemon or lime juice to prevent browning.  Then place the halves in a bag and freeze (I don't know why some sites say to freeze on a pan first, just an extra step, don't bother).  To use the avocados, remove them from the bag, defrost (not in the microwave!) and mash.  The best part is you can just use a half, and not have to find something to do with the entire avo.  The texture is a bit different, but ok mashed, rather than sliced and better than wasting the avocados.

What do you do with excess avos?  Anything unusual that you like to freeze?

eight acres: how to freeze avocado


eight acres: how to freeze avocado
stack of avos ready to freeze, I also freeze strawberries and whole passionfruit.

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the avocado after a few months in the freezer

eight acres: how to freeze avocado
guacamole (sort of, just avo with lemon juice, salt and coriander) 

Comments

  1. That is a great tip. Thanks for sharing. Now if i could just grow enough strawberries and have them make it to the freezer, that would be a bonus.

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    1. I didn't grow those, wish I did, they are from the markets.

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  2. Thanks, I hadn't thought of freezing them!

    Freezing food on a tray first means you can freeze them sitting separately and then bag up when they've become hard.. If you lump them all in together in a bag first, they can be difficult to prise apart, once frozen solid, if you just want to use one or two of whatever it is.

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    1. Well I can report that avo halves don't stick :)

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  3. I have frozen the pulp already mashed as well with a bit of lemon juice added. ready to go guacamole. Can I share your friend? We never see that many avo's!

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  4. I can't imagine ever having so many avocados left over that I need to freeze some! I'd eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner if they weren't so expensive!!
    Christine

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