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Guacamole: can it be frozen?

Tehama Mar 7, 2008 07:51 AM

Hi all. Can guacamole be frozen? Thanks so much!

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    lgss Mar 9, 2008 07:35 AM

    Trader Joe's Avogado's Number guacamole has a use by or freeze by date.

    1. danhole Mar 8, 2008 07:09 AM

      I think the key here is to seal it very well when it is fresh, and only use guacamole that doesn't have onions, tomatoes, etc. I mash the avocado, add some salt, a touch of garlic and a little lemon juice. You can add the other ingredients later. If you have a Foodsaver that would be even better. If you can get it in the store, you can do it at home, but they are always vacuum sealed.

      1. leanneabe Mar 7, 2008 09:02 AM

        I've frozen both homemade and packaged (but all-natural) guacamole and it survives just fine, as long as it's well sealed. I imagine it's the high fat content in avocados that keeps the texture okay.

        1. scuzzo Mar 7, 2008 07:54 AM

          I think it freezes well. I'd put in ziplocs and squish out all the air. Plus, I think some acid will help with preserving color, like lemon or lime juice.

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          1. re: scuzzo
            Jason_Coulston Mar 7, 2008 08:49 AM

            I might have to test this and get back to you after a month or so in frozen stasis. We're literally swimming in avocados right now. My father-in-law is an expert-level avocado grower courtesy of his soil science and Cal-Poly experience backed up by his grafting knowledge. He grows scary good Avocados but I can only eat so many.

            R. Jason Coulston

            1. re: Jason_Coulston
              scuzzo Mar 7, 2008 09:29 AM

              I think I've seen peeled frozen avocado halves in supermarkets too!

              1. re: Jason_Coulston
                danhole May 5, 2008 02:38 PM

                How did the avocado freezing go? I have an excess and was curious.

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