If there is something I gotta have in my kitchen (other than tortillas, jalapeños and beans) is avocados; But sometimes (most of the time) Avocados at the grocery store are not always ready and ripe enough when we want them or need them, right?
Well, here I have some Traditional Mexican Tips for you:
How to Choose Avocados?
The best way to tell if Avocado is ready for immediate use is to gently squeeze it in the palm of your hand. Ripe, ready-to-eat fruit will be firm yet will yield to gentle pressure.
When to buy avocados?
Buy the avocados when are not ripped (still green / very green).
Wrap them in a kitchen towel or Brown Paper Bag and place them in a dark spot like the Oven or Kitchen Pantry.
It takes around 2 to 3 days to start getting ready.
How to keep Fresh Avocado?
• If you like to have avocado always on hand like me, don’t wrap all avocados and place them in the stove. Wrap ONLY the avocados you’ll need at the time, so like that you will always have fresh avocados!
• If want to store half cut avocado, sprinkle it with lemon or lime juice and place in an airtight container.
• If refrigerated guacamole turns brown during storage, simply discard the top layer before using it OR add a teaspoon of Milk and mix well.
** Avoid using a microwave to accelerate the ripening process.
** Please set up a reminder on your phone with the following message: “Don’t forget the avocados!!”
Five minutes Guacamole Recipe
Often I don’t have a lot of time to prepare a full meal or a and one of my best save by the bell is a simple but yummy Guacamole. Honestly I think you can add guacamole to almost everything! Try it in tacos like chicken, fish tacos, and/or Chicken fajitas, crispy taquitos, or why not? substitute those microwave pop corn with a guacamole and chips or crackers.
Makes: 1 1/2 cups of guacamole
Prep Time: 5 min
1 Lime or Lemon
Pinch of chile en polvo – chilli powder to taste
Pinch of Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients until well combined. Taste Salt and Add if need. Is up to you if you would like to get a smooth or chunky consistency.
Enjoy! Buen Provecho!