Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kitchen Tip Tuesday! How to Ripen Avocados

Stuck with a rock hard avocado, but really want to make guacamole for your weekend get-together?  (gasp) Will they ripen in time?! Never fear! 

Just place the unripe avocados in a paper bag with a two or three apples or bananas.  They will ripen within one or two days!  Keep an eye on them, because they can get too soft fairly quickly! 

While guacamole is certainly a family favorite in our home (click HERE for recipe), there are many other ways to include the potassium, lutein, and heart healthy fats of avocados in your diet! 

  • blend into a smoothie
  • place slices on a sandwich instead of mayo/vegenaise
  • whisk together with lemon, salt, and pepper for a creamy salad dressing, or on chicken or fish
  • mash it with lemon juice, and spread on toast with a few red pepper flakes, salt, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

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 As always, from The Allergy Safe Kitchen, I wish you "Good Cooking, and Safe Eating"!

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