It never fails; every time we want to make something with #avocado we go to the store and all the avocados are hard as a rock and not close to being ripe. We know there are no kids around, but our life is hectic and it is difficult to plan out when we are going to eat the avocado.
Timing is everything with this fruit.
Yes #fruit ! To be more specific it is actually a #berry. With a fleshy pulp and seed, avocados are considered a fruit because they fit the botanical criteria for berry. #InterestingFact
Here is a great trick to ripen avocados in just a few short hours. Not sure where we heard this but it works! It really does.
Just recently we wanted to make ground turkey gringo style tacos. Had everything in the basket; whole wheat tortillas, ground turkey, taco seasoning, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, onion but I really wanted to add avocado. Went to the produce section and there they were, a whole stack of very beautiful bright green #Haas Avocados. Hard as a rock. I even asked the store employee if he could go in the back and find one ripe avocado. No luck. #PlanB
Here is what to do. . .
- Ask at checkout for a small brown paper bag with your avocado.
- Put the avocado in the brown paper bag and store in a cool dry place in your kitchen.
- In just a few hours, your avocado will be ripe enough to put in your favorite dish.
Quick and easy with great results every time.
Next time you want to make something with avocado and it isn’t ready yet, don’t worry; with a #BrownPaperBag you will have #ripe avocados every time.
What if your avocado is already too ripe and you are not ready to eat?
If your avocado has ripened to where you like it (nice and squishy), put it in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy. Placing it in the fridge somewhat slows the ripening process and you can eat it within two days.