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How To Keep Guacamole Green

By Christopher Stewart | June 26, 2013

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Guacamole is one of those crowd favorites, that if it’s there, that is the first thing your guest are going to go for. Whether it’s a traditional recipe or you have added a personal touch to it, like grilled corn, guacamole is always wanted at a party. The creamy vibrant colors of a freshly prepared bowl of guacamole are great to look at but even better to eat. Avocados, like other fruits, when sliced begin to turn brown due to being exposed to oxygen, which is called oxidation. In a matter of hours your amazingly vibrant guacamole can become a unattractive mess. There are 2 simple ways that you can keep your guacamole green and vibrant, the next time company comes over, and one way starts with the avocado itself. So how do you keep your guacamole bright green? 

  • When preparing your guacamole, reserve a few avocado seeds. When you are done making your guacamole, add 1-2 avocado seeds to the bowl.
  • When mixing your guacamole, drizzle in a few teaspoons of olive oil. Even when stored in the fridge the next day, the olive oil will help keep the guacamole a great green color.

Make guacamole this week with these 3 recipes! 

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