How To: Freezing Avocados – Avocado Love

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Freezing Avocados is awesome when you come across a good deal on really ripe avocados. In fact, a lot of people don’t even know freezing avocados is possible. It’s so easy and I love to take advantage of those times when the wonderful avocado fruit is on sale. It is one of my favorite fruits, along with olives and chili peppers. Here in San Diego County, the avocado capital of America, there is even a highway dubbed “The Avocado Highway” because there are so many avocado groves along the route. The Aztecs actually used avocados as a sex stimulant or aphrodisiac!

Freezing Avocados

Ripe Avocados

How To Freeze Avocados

Avocado Heaven!

My girlfriend loves avocados more than anyone I have ever met. It is probably her favorite food. So, we went to the farmers market and got a litter of avocados cheap. Why were they so inexpensive? Because they were ripe and ready to eat. We bought quite a few (it’s never enough) and left some out to eat and will freeze the rest to use as we need them and before they spoil. Frozen avocados don’t work well if they are in halves, chunks, slices, or pieces. They should be ripe and it’s best if they are mashed up. These will keep for 3 to 6 months frozen, but we always eat them within a few weeks. Why? Because WE LOVE AVOCADOS!!

Here’s how I freeze avocados!

Ingredients:

  • Avocados (however many you can get your hands on!)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or lime juice per avocado (this helps to keep them green)

Instructions:

1. Mash up the avocados with a fork and add the appropriate amount of lemon juice or lime juice to the mashed avocados. Mix well.

2. Put the mixture in plastic zip lock bags in the amounts you prefer, remove as much air as possible and seal tightly. I try to stick to about 2 avocados per bag. More than that takes longer to thaw.

3. Place in the freezer until you need them.

4. When ready to use the avocados, place the frozen plastic bag in the refrigerator for around 24 hours to thaw or place in a bowl and run cool water over the baggie until thawed.

5. Use the avocado however you want. Maybe some guacamole dip or in a vegan sandwich or wrap! Perhaps in an avocado salad or in your favorite vegan avocado recipe. Mmm. Or with some nachos, quesadillas, tacos, or burritos. Yum! Oh so many ways to spread the avocado love. Some people freeze avocados for baby food. I often like to keep it simple and just add Tabasco sauce, salt, pepper, and some ground cumin.

Voila! That’s all there is to it. Simple, huh? Freezing avocados is EASY! Try it. Stay funky and vegan!

~* The Funky Vegan

Avocados with pits

This is the pits. Not!

Sexy Avocado

Sexy Avocado

Freezing Avocados with Lemon

Avocados and Lemons

Mashed Avocados

All Mashed Up

Avocados Ready To Be Frozen

Avocados Ready To Be Frozen

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12 Responses to How To: Freezing Avocados – Avocado Love

  1. Amy

    I didn’t know you could freeze avocados either till I met you. I’m so glad we can do it. I love avocados with my other favorite dish, vegan mac and cheese:-)

  2. that sounds like such a great idea! good thinking 99.

    • Thanks! Yeah – when I found out several years ago I could freeze avocados, I was so excited. They were on sale at the time, 4 for a $1.00 and I bought a ton. Had to figure out what to do with them. Been freezing avocados ever since, when I can get ‘em on sale. Haven’t seen the 4 for a dollar in a LONG time.

  3. This is brilliant!! I always have left over avocado, and I usually just cut it in half – freeze then and use them in smoothies, but I like this idea!! Perfect for guacomole must have days!

  4. Angie

    Thank you so much! I have an avocado tree and I have been eating avocados and giving them away as fast as I can. I know invision my freezer stocked full.

  5. Monique

    Fantastic Idea. Will definitely be doing this. I have some that are almost to ripe. Thanks!

  6. There’s a Thai place here in Portland that makes an avocado green curry, with huge giant chunks of avo in there. So good!

    xo
    kittee

  7. Kim

    1 teaspoon makes so much more sense…I followed the directions on the Hass avocado site that says 1 TBSP per avocado. I tried feeding it to my 9 month old (she likes plain avocado pureed) and she wouldn’t eat it. It’s no wonder, I tasted and it barely tasted like avocado, just lemon. Not exactly lip puckering, but not good. Will try 1 tsp next time.

  8. knowmeasjen_@hotmail.com

    i just scored on a dozen avacodos 4 for 99 cents and they were perfect i got them all in freezer ready for smoothies i froze them in ice cube trays then put in bags one at time i do the same with bananas slice in chunks add to parchment paper in freezer then bag them in freezer bag ready for smoothies they stay yellow

  9. Thanks for the info. I was just wondering how to freeze them for a visitor, when I came across your site.

  10. Thank you for the info

  11. Dana Goad

    I am allergic to citrus. Can I use vinegar instead?

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