Yes, You Can Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes Flat

How to counter-ripen avocados? Natural ripening is optimal for avocados. Place the avocado in a bowl on a bright kitchen counter. The sun also speeds avocado ripening. This may take several days depending on how ripe your avocado was when you bought it.

How to ripen avocados in paper bags? Put avocados in a paper bag to hasten ripening. This is like banana ripening. After harvest, bananas and avocados release ethylene gas, softening them.

Avocados ripen faster in paper bags because gas is trapped. Keep an eye on daily for ripe avocados in three to four days.

How to ripen avocados in 10 minutes? If you can't wait, ripen your avocado in the oven. This method softens avocados by heating. It won't yield the best-tasting, silky-smooth avocado, but it'll do in a pinch.

Wrap the avocado in foil and lay it on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. If your avocado is hard, it may take 10 minutes or longer to soften. Place the avocado in the fridge to chill completely before using.

Can you microwave-ripen avocados? Some say a microwave ripens avocados faster than the oven, but we don't recommend it. The avocado will smell awful and turn mushy rapidly, and destroying a good avocado (even unripe) seems wrong.

How to keep avocados? You can preserve a perfectly ripe avocado in the fridge until you're ready to utilize it. Chilling in the fridge will keep avocados fresh for several days. If you've chopped the avocado, leave the pit, squeeze it with lemon juice, and cover it with plastic wrap to avoid browning.

What can I do with ripe avocados? Ripe avocados offer unlimited possibilities. They offer protein and keep you full, making them great in salads (including lettuce-free ones).

Their rich creaminess makes them ideal for party dips like guacamole and salsa. Consider adding them to burgers or chili to provide texture and temper the spice.