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Frozen Avocado Guacamole. Can You? Frozen Avocado Guacamole. Can You?
June 21, 2020
by Olena

Frozen Avocado Guacamole. Can You?

by Olena

bag of frozen avocado

When I first saw frozen avocado chunks at Costco, my initial reaction was “This is weird”. I think due to the fact that avocado browns so quickly once cut open. But the price was good (around $10 for a few lbs) and in an attempt to nourish my family’s bodies with healthy fats as easy as possible, I grabbed a bag.

“What the heck, how bad could it be?! It’s a fruit at the end of the day, I always buy frozen fruit!

label on frozen avocado bag

Frozen avocado chunks are “washed, peeled, diced and ready to use”. That’s their beauty! I thought I can have guacamole any time now. It’s perfect!

No more hunting stores not for a brick hard or mushy ready for compost avocado, but for perfectly ripe avocado I need ASAP, like an hour ago. No more waiting 3-4 days for an avocado to ripen. No more brown avocados in the garbage. No more guacamole with brownish spots I have to explain to the kids. No more “disappearing” avocado – you know that avocado you have been waiting for 3 days, just to find out your husband turned into an avocado toast earlier that morning?!

Perfect!

frozen avocado in a bowl with spoon

How to Thaw Frozen Avocado

First, you have to thaw frozen avocado. For about an hour on the counter. I wouldn’t microwave it. You just have to plan 1 hour ahead but hey, that’s better than 4 days, right?!

It looks completely “normal” once thawed.

100% HAAS avocado label on frozen avocado bag

Texture

I think it’s important to buy Haas avocado which is the best kind. It mashed very easily, just like perfectly ripe avocado. Like with any frozen fruit, some kinds and brands can freeze under ripe avocados (I made a fair share of smoothies with green mango and sour pineapple), so if that’s the problem you run in, try another brand. Costco never fails, 99% of times.

guacamole ingredients unmixed in glass bowl

Frozen Avocado Guacamole

Here is our guacamole recipe we like – mashed avocado with some chunks, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper. There are so many variations of guacamole, do what you usually do with yours.

frozen avocado guacamole

My Frozen Avocado Review

Thawed frozen avocado chunks taste a little bit different than fresh. Their texture is smoother and more oily. There is a bit of after taste. So, I wouldn’t eat them on their own. I also tried adding frozen avocado to a vegetable soup and that wasn’t a “wow” experience either. I think they would be good in smoothies (if you like avocado in a smoothie), salads and any other dishes with strong spice and herbs presence.

As for the guacamole, once cilantro, garlic and salt “met” thawed avocado, it tasted 90% normal (but I’m a biased Ukrainian who thinks garlic makes everything taste better). It also didn’t brown much and leftovers stayed quite normal green colour for 36 hours. Sign me up!

I will definitely keep a bag of frozen avocado on hand to make guacamole for an unexpected company on a Friday night (when you are just too tired to cook any fancy appy, and don’t want to eat junk) and for hot summer days. But don’t try salsa guacamole with frozen avocado, that didn’t taste good.

Have you ever tried frozen avocado?

frozen avocado guacamole with tortilla chip

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  1. Rinse them off with some warm water before setting them in a bowl to thaw.
    Most frozen avocado is coated with ascorbic acid and/or citric acid to prevent browning.
    This is what causes the aftertaste mentioned in the article.
    If you rinse with warm water, it will remove this coating and speed up the thawing process.
    You might want to toss them with a little lemon or lime juice to prevent browning during the thaw. Or just keep the chunks submerged in a bowl of lukewarm water to retain color during the thaw.

  2. I have been having avocado toast for over 80 years — way before it became a popular item. I have never thought to freeze them, but a anxious to give the frozen ones a try. Aldi’s has them this week for $2.99 for 10 oz. A perfect size to try.

  3. When I was about 50, I started making my breakfast omelettes with vegetables. Over the last 20 years many variations have been made, but for the last few months, I’ve added avocados, salsa and sour cream (my cheap & easy guacamole). Today, I’m tried my first frozen avocados. I did everything everyone told me NOT to do. I did let the frozen avocados kind of thawed out, but I get hungry. I squashed them, added sea salt & pepper, then I nuked the 30 seconds. Then I added my salsa, with sour cream spread on top.

    Put that together with the omelette and a hash brown. Everyone is right, fresh avocados taste better. However, the frozen avocados did very well in a pinch. It added an new flavor to the mix.

  4. I have frozen avocado for years! I just buy them when they are on sale, and scoop them out, put them in small pieces and freeze on a cookie sheet, and then gather them and store them all in a zip lock bag for exactly the purpose you wrote about…guacamole!! Can’t beat it!

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