How to Keep your Guacamole Fresh

Avocados are a delightful fruit for rounding out a healthy diet with taste and nutrients. Like many fresh fruits, including bananas and apples, avocados will turn brown from oxidation after exposure to the air for a couple of hours.

Ugly Guacamole

A favorite way to serve avocados is by making guacamole. The pleasing green appearance and the creamy texture make an inviting scene when served with a bowl of chips. However, preparing Guacamole and placing it in the refrigerator for a gala event can leave you devastated. That beautiful dish has suddenly turned into a brown mush, ruining any appetite.

The Secret Solution

Avoid a last-minute crisis of brown Guacamole by following the same guidelines of manufacturers of pre-packaged Guacamole. Airtight containers will prevent oxidation from occurring. You may notice a film of wrap over the Guacamole at the store. This film forms an airtight barrier that protects the contents from the outside air.  Once the container is opened, the same oxidation will occur.

Prevent your Guacamole from taking on a brown appearance by sprinkling citrus juice atop, then cover with plastic wrap. Dot gently with the back of a spoon to remove any air bubbles. Next, cover the entire bowl with plastic wrap to further seal.

Guacamole will stay fresh in a refrigerator for up to 3 days before spoiling. Follow these easy steps to avoid the discoloration of your wonderful treat.