Today's post is a Public Service Announcement that you too can have avocados in your life. Let's take a look at how to get serious mileage out of your avocados.
First, let's talk about some popular methods that I don't use:
- Coating the leftover portion with lime or lemon juice and storing it in a sealed container. In theory this is supposed to halt the oxidation. In practice this is the best way I know of to waste both a lime and an avocado. Real life results: F-. You've seen me add lime juice to guacamole, but this is for taste, not preservation.
- Coating the leftover portion with oil and storing it in a sealed container. In theory this is supposed to add a barrier against oxygen. In practice I've found that this makes a mess and doesn't do anything to stop the browning. Another F-.
- C'mon, a little browning never hurt anyone. Man up and ignore it. I love this take on avocado management, but my inner picky child doesn't want to sit down to a plate of browned out avocado.
- Leave the pit in the unused portion and wrap in saran wrap. Eat up over the next few days, taking care not to detach the pit from the unused portion. How many is a few days? My personal best is six days.
- Plan B if this approach isn't for you or if you can't find a ripe avocado when you need one. Holy Guacamole 100 calorie packs are a decent substitute. I don't like them for avocado toast, but they're great on burrito bowls and tacos.
avocado, sausage, and cheddar scramble?
Dear avocado, thank you for your service.