Avocados can be a great addition to your diet, but they aren’t always the easiest ingredient to use. They can easily turn a simple dish into an unappetizing, mushy mess.
Can I use frozen avocados? Yes, you can. Here is the method I use: I peel the frozen avocados, remove the pit, and slice the flesh into chunks using a julienne peeler. I freeze the chunks in a plastic bag for a couple hours, then put them in a container to thaw. I drain the thawed avocados of excess water, and then mash them using a fork, food processor, or blender.
Want to know how to use frozen avocado pouches?
In recent years, we’ve seen an explosion of avocado products, including bags that end up in grocery store freezers! I’ve walked past it many times and wondered what people are for. So I decided to go on a mission to find delicious ways to use frozen avocados and share my successes with you all!
Why is avocado a staple of the keto diet?
Rich in heart-healthy fats, avocados are an excellent addition to the keto lifestyle! They are high in fiber, low in carbohydrates and packed with nutrients like potassium, magnesium and folic acid. Eating avocados is indeed the rockstar keto champion fruit that promotes weight loss and can lower cholesterol.
Fresh lawyers can be disappointing, can’t they?
One of the drawbacks of avocados that I often encounter is that it’s hard to find the ideal time when avocados are perfectly ripe to use in recipes. They seem either too hard or too soft and squishy when you’re ready to use them, and it’s heartbreaking when they spoil before you can eat them!
That’s why buying frozen food is so tempting! Having a few ripe avocados in the freezer is very handy.
I know not all keto recipes that call for fresh avocado allow you to replace it with frozen avocado. The texture changes slightly, so if you add frozen chunks to a fresh salad or to what you normally use as a side dish, the taste probably won’t be the same.
Frozen avocados are useful for cooking by crushing or processing avocados: Smoothies, dressings, avocado toast and even guacamole.
Smoothies are probably the smartest way to use frozen avocado, because you don’t even have to thaw it! Plus, avocados are generally mild in flavor, so they easily lend themselves to any other flavor you want to associate with them, like strawberries, blueberries, or even chocolate.
For this smoothie, I used a few pieces of frozen avocado instead of the fresh ones from my Bulletproof Chocolate Avocado Smoothie recipe and it was perfect!
It’s easy to make homemade guacamole puree with frozen avocado pieces. Let them thaw for about 60 minutes and then use them in your favorite recipe. I used mine to make delicious keto guacamole, the recipe for which you can find on our website. It is simple and very tasty!
Cilantro Avocado Keto Dressing
Homemade salad dressings in a blender are another great way to use frozen avocados. Here, I pureed a few slices of thawed avocado with ranch dressing in a blender and added fresh cilantro and a little lime juice. This is a great way to vary the salad!
Thawed avocado is ideal for making avocado keto toast. Instead of bread, try this recipe for avocado toast with grated cheese. It’s so delicious and beautiful!
Is this a cheap way to buy avocados?
Well, to be honest, it depends on the price of fresh avocados at your local store. At my local grocery store, a frozen bag cost about $4-5, and the large fresh Hass avocados were only $0.75 each. So fresh lawyers were actually cheaper that day. However, the situation is completely different when avocados are out of season or hard to get.
Can you freeze your own pieces of avocado to use later?
Yes! If you have a surplus of perfectly ripe avocados and want to freeze them, you can do this very easily yourself. They will keep in the freezer for about 4-6 months.
Freezing of avocado pieces:
- Cut the avocado into pieces and drizzle with lemon or lime juice.
- Then freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet for a few hours.
- Put the avocado pieces in a Ziploc freezer bag and make sure all the air is out.
- Store them in the freezer until you want to use them.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with frozen avocado chunks?
You can use them in smoothies, on top of salads, or as a dip for vegetables.
How do you cook frozen avocado?
To cook frozen avocado, you can either microwave it for a few minutes or place it in a pan with some water and heat until the avocado is soft.
How do you thaw frozen avocado chunks?
To thaw frozen avocado chunks, place them in a bowl of cold water and let them sit for about 10 minutes.