How to Save and Store Avocados

I have tried various ways to save an avocado, but nothing has worked so well until now. I usually have no need to save my avocado because my boyfriend just eats most of it anyway. But, since he was out of town, I had to get crafty.

Step 1: Cut around the diameter of the avocado, and pull it apart into two halves.

Step 2: You are going to store and save the half with the pit still in. The other half is for eating right away.

Step 3: Wrap the half with the pit intact in plastic wrap so that very minimal air can get in. Then, place in an air-tight container. Place in the fridge.

Step 4: Store for up to 2 more days, and then prepare to enjoy!

These two pictures above are what the avocado looked like after storing for 2 days. It does look a little more mushy, and I scraped a few bad spots off, but this method for saving an avocado is much improvement over other methods.

And then I made my version of quick guacamole how I like it–with a little salsa, tiny bit of sour cream, and garlic!


  1. says

    Mmmm Salsa. I’ve found this the best way to store them as well. Even when I put some lemon juice on them they go brown so I don’t do that any more. It’s not so hard to scrape the very top off anyway!

  2. Tiffany says

    I love avocados. Hate that the spoil within minutes of being cut! I’m currently going through a RN to BSN program and I also work full time. So saving time and resources is key. Thanks for the great tip. I’m off to the store to buy groceries and avocados will definitely be on the list!

  3. says

    I really like burritos, but always run out of avocado because of it spoiling too quickly. What is a burrito without avocado? Thanks for the tip – should keep me in my favourite snacks a lot longer.

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