3 Ways to Keep Guacamole Fresh

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3 Ways to Keep Guacamole Fresh
3 Ways to Keep Guacamole Fresh
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Anyone who has ever made guacamole knows how frustrating it is to see leftovers turn dark overnight in the fridge. The key to preserving the green color of this sauce is to limit its contact with the air. This is possible by protecting it from contact with oxygen using a layer of sour cream, water or plastic wrap.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Using Sour Cream

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Step 1. Transfer the guacamole to the smallest container possible

Leave a free space of approximately 1.30 centimeters to the edge of the bowl.

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Step 2. Smooth the surface of the guacamole with a spoon, making it as smooth as possible

Doing so will facilitate the distribution of the sour cream and also its removal.

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Step 3. Spread a thin layer of sour cream over the surface of the guacamole

Cover the guacamole with sour cream until its surface is invisible. This will create protection from the air and prevent the sauce from browning.

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Step 4. Cover the sour cream with plastic wrap

Smooth the film surface, leaving it completely in contact with the sour cream. Press excess plastic film against the canister to increase the seal. Doing so will also help keep the sour cream fresh.

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Step 5. Store the guacamole in the refrigerator until the next consumption

It can be kept for up to three days, but it will be tastier if consumed on the same day.

When you want to consume the sauce, remove the sour cream from the surface and mix to make it creamier

Method 2 of 3: Using Water

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Step 1. Transfer the guacamole to a container with a lid

Leave approximately two and a half centimeters free to the edge of the bowl.

Make the guacamole as compact as possible to avoid air bubbles

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Step 2. Smooth the surface of the guacamole

Use a spoon or spatula to keep the surface smooth and free from imperfections.

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Step 3. Add approximately one inch of warm water

The water will create a buffer between the guacamole and the air (causing browning). Water will not penetrate the guacamole due to the high concentration of fats present in the avocado.

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Step 4. Cover the bowl with the lid and place it in the refrigerator

The guacamole will be suitable for consumption for up to three days.

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Step 5. Remove the water before consuming the guacamole

If necessary, stir the guacamole to incorporate any residual moisture.

Method 3 of 3: Using Plastic Film

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Step 1. Transfer the guacamole to the smallest container possible

Leave a free space of approximately 1.30 centimeters to the edge of the bowl.

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Step 2. Smooth the surface of the guacamole with a spoon, making it as smooth as possible

This will facilitate the distribution of the sour cream, as well as its removal.

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Step 3. Spread some lemon juice, or olive oil, over the surface of the guacamole

This will help create an additional barrier between the air (which darkens the guacamole) and the guacamole. Also, this layer will add flavor to the sauce.

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Step 4. Cover the guacamole with plastic wrap

Place the plastic wrap over the bowl, and press it against the surface of the guacamole using your fingers. The plastic film will create a protection between the air and the guacamole.

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Step 5. Press excess plastic film against the edges of the canister

Place a lid over the bowl if necessary. Another option is to put a rubber band around the bowl to secure the plastic wrap.

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Step 6. Store the guacamole in the refrigerator until the next consumption

It can be kept for three to four days in the refrigerator, but it will be tastier if consumed on the same day.

Tips

  • Another common tip is to use avocado seeds to preserve the guacamole. Unfortunately only the parts in contact with the stone remain green and fresh, leaving the rest of the guacamole vulnerable to browning.
  • Guacamole darkens due to enzymes that react with oxygen in the air. Despite this, it is still suitable for consumption, especially if it was prepared on the same day. If browning is a problem, scrape the browned surface with a spoon until all that's left is the green sauce.
  • Replace sour cream with mayonnaise. The flavors don't mix so well, but mayonnaise will keep the guacamole longer than sour cream.
  • Try covering the surface of the guacamole with a lemon wedge. Overlap the slices until the surface of the guacamole is completely hidden, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

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