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Guide to Greener, Fresher Guacamole

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Everyone loves fresh guacamole, but it seems impossible to store it for later without having it turn brown. Instead of throwing it away, learn these three easy hacks to keep your guacamole green:

 

Save the Avocado Half

two halves of an avocado laid on a cutting board

Making smaller batches and saving half the avocado for later ensures that you’ll always have fresh guacamole. Eliminate the opportunity for air contact by vacuum sealing the unused half of the avocado. Store the sealed avocado half in the fridge for later.

 

Freezing for Long-Term Storage

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Did you know that you can freeze avocados? If you prefer prepping large batches of guacamole or find yourself buying avocados in bulk, consider using FoodSaver® Vacuum Seal Bags to store the guacamole. First, place your container of guacamole in the freezer for 45-60 minutes. Let the mixture begin freezing without completely solidifying. When the guacamole has firmed, transfer to a FoodSaver® Vacuum Seal Bag, and seal with an airtight seal. Freeze in smaller portions for quick and easy individual servings.

 

Jarring Guacamole

FoodSaver jar sealer sealing produce

Spoon prepared guacamole from the bowl to a mason jar, wiping the lip to remove any excess food from the surface. Leave at least 1-inch of space between the lid and the contents of the jar for the best seal. Place the lid on the jar and attach your FoodSaver® Regular Jar Sealer to the jar to remove air. Lastly, secure the metal ring.

 

Greener Guacamole

assorted guacamole ingredients laid on a wooden cutting board

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium avocados

  • 1 small tomato diced

  • ½ onion diced

  • 1 Tbsp. Lime juice

  • Cilantro to taste

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Mash avocados and mix in the other ingredients.

  2. Serve with tortilla chips.
 
 
 

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