HOW TO RIPEN AVOCADO FASTER, PLUS AN EASY GUACAMOLE RECIPE

Do you know that avocados ripen after they are harvested and not from the tree? It will take 4-7 days after it is harvested for it to ripen naturally in room temperature.

 HOW TO RIPEN AVOCADO FASTER, PLUS AN EASY GUACAMOLE RECIPE

If you want to know if an avocado is fully ripe or not, all you need to do is gently squeeze and if it feels soft but not mushy that means it is ready to eat. Usually, ripe avocados have darker colors. But since the color varies it is best to feel it.

 

But if you don't want to wait days for avocados to ripen, there's a quick way! Here are the steps.

 

Step1

Put 2-3 of them in a brown paper bag.

Step2

 Add an apple or banana.

Step3

Close the paper bag and store in room temperature.

 HOW TO RIPEN AVOCADO FASTER, PLUS AN EASY GUACAMOLE RECIPE

It will accelerate the natural ripening process. If you don't have a paper bag you can also wrap them in a newspaper. You know why? Avocados produce ethylene gas that helps them ripen. Also, fruits like bananas and apples have plant hormones too that triggers the ripening process. When they are combined in a closed brown paper bag, the ethylene gases are trapped and causes the fruits to ripen even faster together. That's how it works.

 

Get your avos ready! Here's a quick and easy guacamole recipe.

There are a lot of ways to use guacamole. You can add it to your soup, on salad dressing, pile on top of baked sweet potatoes, on your burger,  spread it directly on the salmon with cream cheese and roll it up, and to our favorite tacos.

 

INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS:

 HOW TO RIPEN AVOCADO FASTER, PLUS AN EASY GUACAMOLE RECIPE

You will only need

1.) Onion

2.) Lime

3.) Avocado

4.) Jalapeño

5.) Cilantro

6.) Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Then all you need to is just mash the avocado with salt. Season sufficiently.  Then chop all other ingredients and put in the mashed avocado and stir. Squeeze half of a lemon and voila! Your Guac is ready! Enjoy!

 

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