Avocado Ripening Tricks
If you haven’t yet cut open your avocado, you can salvage it using these avocado ripening tricks BUT it may take 1-2 days before you can consume it. Try to eat it before it’s time and you will have some bitter tasting avocado!
1. My favorite trick is to place the unripe avocado in a paper bag or wrap it in newspaper, then store it somewhere that gets more warmth, such as above your kitchen cabinet near the oven. This will ripen your avocado in no time.
2. If you have fruits that release the ripening gas, ethylene, you can store the avocados with those and it will ripen faster. Apples and bananas will work.
3. Some other methods include burying the avocado in rice or flour or heating it in a microwave for 30 second intervals, but I don’t recommend these. Who wants microwave-zapped avocado? It will lose that rich creaminess we all crave, so best stick to the first 2 avocado ripening tricks.
If you’ve already cut the avocado and it’s unripe, you can put the two halves back together, seal with a rubber band or in plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for another day or two. Don’t store it in the fridge!