Community Message Boards
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: How far ahead can I make guacamole?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    636

    How far ahead can I make guacamole?

    I'm having some friends over for dinner tonight and am making guacamole for the enchiladas. I know I have to cover it once it's made or it will turn brown, but can I make it now to serve at dinnertime?

    TIA!
    Terri

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Heading WEST!!
    Posts
    15,424
    When I have had too many avocados, I make the guac and put a very thin film of olive oil on it, then put saran wrap directly in contact with the avocado and remove any air pockets. I've had it last 48 hours easily with no browning.
    Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    636
    Thank you! That's what I was hoping. I'll try the olive oil trick.
    Terri

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    7,946
    Other "tricks" that are used:

    Add a little bit of lime juice

    Leave the pit in the guacamole until just before serving

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    24,224
    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbeaux View Post
    Other "tricks" that are used:

    Add a little bit of lime juice

    Leave the pit in the guacamole until just before serving
    The lime while tasty doesn't really extend the time before it browns and the pit is an old-wives tale.
    Well-behaved women seldom make history!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    7,946
    Quote Originally Posted by sneezles View Post
    The lime while tasty doesn't really extend the time before it browns and the pit is an old-wives tale.
    Hmmm. Both have worked for me.

  7. #7
    There's also a guac recipe that calls for cottage cheese as the ingredient to keep it from browning. I made it a few years ago and it really did work.
    Cheryl

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Southern NH
    Posts
    1,459
    Plastic wrap directly on the surface, like you do with lemon curd or pudding to prevent a skin.
    *******************
    my personal chef service: Anastasia's Table Personal Chef Service

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    3,145
    Adding the cottage cheese (blended first until smooth) really does keep the guac from browning.
    Anne

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •