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Avocado - Ripening and Opening

Updated on November 11, 2019
Let sit for a couple days
Let sit for a couple days
Avocado from store
Avocado from store
As it ripens, it becomes squishy  Test ripeness by pressing finger on side. It should give slightly.
As it ripens, it becomes squishy Test ripeness by pressing finger on side. It should give slightly.
Spoon and sharp knife are tools to use
Spoon and sharp knife are tools to use
Slice avocado around middle. Half way as there is round pit in middle. Score may be better term
Slice avocado around middle. Half way as there is round pit in middle. Score may be better term
Twist and pull two halves
Twist and pull two halves
There is the pit. You can discard it, or try to grow it
There is the pit. You can discard it, or try to grow it
Pits removed.
Pits removed.
Spoon to loosen and gently pop avocado from the peel.
Spoon to loosen and gently pop avocado from the peel.
Firm, but squishy. Nutty flavor. Almost creamy texture.
Firm, but squishy. Nutty flavor. Almost creamy texture.
Avocado on spoon preparing to be eaten.
Avocado on spoon preparing to be eaten.

Recipes

If you are going to mix avocado to make dip, these would have had to ripen a few more days. These were firm to the bite, but just ripe. For guacamole, the avocado is better almost over ripe and spreadable.

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