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May 20, 2007 07:48 PM

advice on how to use half ripened avocado (already opened!)

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In an attempt to suprise me and make guacamole for dinner, my husband split open 3 unripe avocados (they're green, but still hard). Any suggestions what to do with these other than feed them to the dog?

Thanks chowhounds!

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    1. You can try leaving them out and see if they ripen. Either cover the cut part with plastic wrap, or put them back together (assuming he kept the pits), and just leave them on the counter for a day or two. I've had some luck with this method in the past (in my case, usually only with a half of ONE avocado ;-) Oh well, at least he was trying!

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        1. How hard are they? If I want to make guacamole and can only find avocados that aren't really ripe enough I whizz them in a blender rather than mashing - not quite as good as perfectly ripe avocados but a lot better than no guacamole at all.

          1. put it in a container, in the fridge, with the pit. The pit helps keep it from browning. It'll soften up in a couple of days.

            Or you can slice really thin and use on sandwiches, burgers, etc.