That's right! Super delicious, large ORGANIC Hass avocados are on sale this Friday only, February 4th, for 5 for $5! Whether you buy 1, 5 or 25, you'll get that rich taste and creamy texture at a great value. Perfect for your famous guacamole and more!
The best way to tell if an avocado is ready to eat is to gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. Ripe, ready-to-eat avocados will be firm yet will yield to gentle pressure. If you plan to serve avocados in a few days, stock up on hard, un-ripened fruit. To ripen avocados slowly, put them in the fruit bin of your refrigerator. They will be ready to eat in a couple of days and you can keep them for up to two weeks this way. For faster ripening, place avocados in a brown paper bag and set in your oven with only the oven light on. Once avocados are ripe, they may be refrigerated for up to two to three days.
xx = Amount of savings varies by store
One way to save more on avocados is to stock up when you find them on sale -- like this Friday! And if you have more than you can eat, you can freeze mashed ripe avocados to have a supply on hand for impromptu guacamole or a delicious vegetarian filling for enchiladas. To prepare for freezing, peel and de-seed the avocados. Mash with a fork and add one teaspoon of lime or lemon juice per avocado and mix well.
Use a freeze-weight locking plastic bag and fill with the mashed avocado. Remove most of the air from the bag, leaving just a bit of room for expansion. Close and freeze. It’s helpful to mark the date on the bag as frozen mashed avocado needs to be used within five months. Thaw the frozen avocados in the refrigerator or place the bag in a bowl of cool water to accelerate thawing.
Here are a few more avocado recipes you might like to try: