Craving an evening snack but don’t need a whole avocado? Don’t let the fear of wasting avocado even cross your mind! Halve the avocado, remove the pit, and toss the flesh of the half you’re not using in a blender or food processor with a squeeze of lime or lemon juice and puree until smooth. Seal in an airtight container with a little room and place it in the freezer for an on-demand guacamole reserve, perfect for late-night snacking.
Gone are the days of fearfully whacking your avocado pits with a knife to release them from their green bed of guac-awesomeness. Instead, grab a spoon, slide it under the pit, and rock it back and forth like a hammock in the summertime.
Does your stomach crave dessert while your mind insists on fruit? For the best of both worlds, substitute avocados for butter in your favorite cookie recipe.
Avocado pits are actually versatile enough to bring out the avo-lover’s artistic side. Dried avocado pits can be carved or painted to use as unique beads for jewelry, wind chime decorations, or filler in your next floral arrangement.
Keep leftover avocado from turning brown by storing it with an unusual refrigerator frenemy — an onion! Place the remaining avocado together with sliced onion in a small, airtight container and store it in the fridge. And don’t worry, if you your avocado cries, its not you — it’s the onion.