This week, I happened to get some nice very ripe avocados cheaply, more than we could eat before they spoiled. The solution? Freezer Guacamole. I always keep a good supply of this in my freezer. It's convenient for those nights when you're craving nachos and guacamole, or for when people drop over unexpectedly.
There are two versions to this recipe. The regular version and the lazy woman's version. (I bet you can guess which one I used.) The instructions involving the avacados remain the same for both versions.
I am giving directions for 2 avocados as that is the number of avocados needed for the regular guacamole recipe. If you are filling more than 2 avocados, double or triple the recipe accordingly. For the Lazy Woman's version, you can fill avocados until your salsa jar is empty.
Lazy Woman's Freezer Guacamole
Jar of Salsa of your choice
2 RIPE Avocados
Wash your avocados. Remove the pits and set them aside to use for growing avocado plants, if desired.
Scoop the avocado flesh out of it's skin.
Open your jar of salsa.
Put a large spoonful of salsa into each avocado half.
You do NOT have to fill the hole the pit was in. That may be too much salsa. Adjust the amount for your own personal tastes.
Pop the filled avocados into freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible from the bag and seal. Label and date.
Throw in the freezer. Use within 4 months.
There you have it! Thaw and enjoy.
To quick thaw, simply put the unopened bag in a bowl in your sink and run cool (not cold or warm) water over your bag until the bowl is full. Turn off the tap and leave the guacamole to sit. Every five minutes come back to check on it and squeeze the bag gently to mash the avocado and break up the frozen parts. This takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
When thawed completely, squish and squeeze the bag until the ingredients are well mixed. (kids like to do this part) Empty into a bowl and serve.
Regular Freezer Guacamole
2 RIPE avocados
1 small onion finely chopped
1 clove of garlic minced
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
(to seed, slice tomato in quarters and scoop out seeds with your fingers)
Juice of 1 lime
1 tspn of minced cilantro
salt and pepper
Prepare avocados as shown above.
Combine the remaining ingredients and divide evenly among the avocado halves.
Freeze and thaw as shown above.