freezing avacodos

Avocado is one of the best foods to eat if you have concerns about heart disease or cholesterol. The problem is that during the offseason, these bits of goodness can get quite expensive. Buying them when they are in season is the best choice as long as you know how to freeze avocado.

We can’t find Avocados grown here in Canada as we don’t get the heat to be grown up here, so this is one fruit we most likely have to outsource to other countries.

There’s nothing worse than not having an opportunity to use a perfectly ripe avocado. I know I’m bad for purchasing avocado that has a long way to ripen, and by the time I remember, it’s starting to overripe.

Find the best prices on Fresh Avocado in the Late Summer end of August and September.

Can you freeze Avocado?

The short answer is yes, but don’t expect to make an avocado toast after you thaw out the frozen avocado because after you thaw the avocado out, the texture and taste change,

The Freezing Form

Some foods can be frozen whole. Others can be cut up and frozen in pieces. When it comes to avocado, the best way to freeze it is pureed. But yes, you can freeze avocado halves if you want to; just be sure to. Most people use avocado pureed anyhow, so at least this means it’s ready to use when thawed.

 

Prep the ripe Avocados

Clean the avocado. Run it under warm water and use your hands to wash it off. Peel the skin off once the avocado is clean.

Flash Freezing Avocados

Like freezing strawberries, you can treat avocados the same way by cutting the avocado into haves after scooping out the avocado out of its peel.

Items and ingredients needed to freezing avocados halves:

  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • cookie Sheet
  • lemon juice or lime juice
  • freezer bags

fresh avocado pieces and halves and full fruit

 

How to Flash Freeze :

  1. Cut Avocado halves
  2. Spoon out the avocado fruit
  3. Put avocado halves on the cookie sheet
  4. sprinkle lemon or lime juice on them
  5. Set into the freezer for at least one hour
  6. Transfer avocado pieces into a larger freezer bag

avocado pureed in a bowl

Puree freezer form

Cut it into small pieces. Please put it in the food processor and puree it. You can also mash it by hand. It is just easier to use the food processor if you have more than one avocado. You also need to add a tablespoon of lemon on lime juice per avocado. Puree or mash until your sure the lemon or lime juice is evenly dispersed.

This is another reason you may want to use a food processor. When you mash it by hand, the lemon or lime juice may not get evenly dispersed. In a food processor, it would be easier to make sure it is evenly dispersed.

thaw frozen avocado

Bag and Freeze

Always be sure to label your freezer bag before putting the frozen avocados in it. It is much easier to write in an empty bag than a full one. Place the frozen avocado in your labelled freezer bag or. Zip the bag until it is almost closed. Squeeze the air out of the bag and continue to close it. Or use a vacuum bag sealer to keep your frozen fruit longer than 12 months. If you freeze in a container, your avocado will get the freezer burnt a lot faster, so if you want to stack with containers, still Ziploc freezer bag it and then add it to the container for easier stacking of the pieces.

If you are freezing mashed avocado, then consider a tiny container or freeze in ice cube trays, then add to bag or container is another alternative.

Thawing Frozen Avocados

to thaw out the frozen avocado, leave it at room temperature until thawed out, and use like you would otherwise remember the taste and texture will be different compared to a fresh Avacado

Use Frozen Avocado

Although I mentioned frozen avocados wouldn’t be great on the avocado test, you can still make your favourite guacamole recipe or use it as a filler in a recipe such as Avacado cake or other top Avocados recipes such as smoothies.

If you used frozen avocado halves or slices, don’t be surprised if there’s a bit of brown colour to them; after all, lemon juice isn’t the power to end browning. It’s never perfect when it comes to fresh avocado, especially after freezing.

Once you learn how to freeze avocado, you can start learning about different ways to use it. Since the flavour is so mild, it is easy to use as a filler or spread. It would help if you seasoned it to taste. Guacamole dip is the most common use for avocado, but not the only one. Try adding it to omelets or as a spread on crackers. You can even add it to a smoothie.

*Tips: If you plan to use your avocado in small bits, freeze it in ice cube trays before placing it in a bag. Then you can use one cube at a time.

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