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Stop Guacamole From Going Brown

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Browning guacamole is the worst! I love guacamole so much and hate to see it go to waste! Whenever we are going to host a get together I always try to do as much prep as possible the night before to avoid extra stress the day of the gathering. I am one who likes my food to be fresh, but leaving everything to the day of can make for some chaotic times. Guacamole is something we generally have at parties and I found a way to be able to make guacamole 24 hours before it is to be enjoyed – how is that achieved without watching your guacamole brown you ask?

I have tried saving it with the pit as many suggest, but I always end up with semi-brown guac. I have tried wrapping with saran wrap, but that has never done too well either. I overheard a lady at a party telling her friend how to avoid the browning and decided to give it a try, and guess what?! It worked!!

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Make sure you use some lemon or lime juice in your recipe. Not only does it add to the flavor of your guacamole, but it helps to keep things  a little  more fresh while on the party table.

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Find a container that will fit all your remaining guacamole and spoon it in. I like to use a pint jar. Make sure you smooth out any air bubbles in the guac. Oxygen is what causes the avocado to brown, so this is how you eliminate any oxygen from affecting it!

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You will add about 1/2 inch to 1 inch of water over the top. Feeling worried? Well it totally works! Leave it in the refrigerator and when you are ready to eat it just dump the water off the top in the sink.

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Spoon your guacamole into a bowl and give it a good stir to mix in any excess water, and you have some super delicious guacamole to enjoy which is not brown at all! The longest I have done is 24 hours because guacamole does not last too long at our house, but this lady said she had saved it up to 3 days, even prepped guacamole for parties days before and had fantastic results!

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So, when are you going to have a yummy Mexican dinner night with your family? I would love to hear how it goes!



6 thoughts on “Stop Guacamole From Going Brown

    1. Kirsten Post author

      Thanks so much Laura! It has made party prep so much easier for me – one less last minute thing to do. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing it!

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