Updated: Aug 7, 2021
This is the BEST news you'll hear all day. Did you know that you can freeze guacamole? That's right- you can have this perfectly portioned appetizer stored away in the freezer for an impromptu chips and margarita night any night of the week. Big, ripe Hass avocados are smashed and blended with fresh lime juice and the perfect amount of Mexican seasoning. Let the fiesta begin!
Recipe adapted from the Haphazard Homemaker.
I adore avocados. Unfortunately, there is only a short window between not ripe, the dreaded overripe, and just perfect. This recipe is a great solution to that problem AND it is so simple to make. Dice ripe avocado into large chunks. I like to do nice, big chunks and smash slightly with a fork, taking care not to over-smash so that it still has a little texture after freezing. Next, add the onion powder, cumin, coriander, garlic powder, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Finish by folding in a few dashes of hot sauce and fresh lime juice. That's it! The result yields 5-6 cups of guacamole to store in the freezer.
To divide the guacamole into the perfect one-cup servings, use a coffee mug and line it with a zipper sandwich bag. Scoop the guacamole into a one-cup measuring cup and place into each bag. Seal the bag and force out as much air as possible. Lay the bag flat and carefully flatten the bag. Don't smash all those beautiful chunks! Place the finished bags on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer. Once they are frozen, place them into a one-gallon freezer bag.
I love to serve this with fresh chopped cilantro, halved grape tomatoes, an additional squeeze of lime, and salt and pepper to taste. This is perfect served alongside my Classic Margaritas, my Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls and my "Sexy Sweets" (aka: Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Oh, your Tuesday night just got so much better!
Let’s get cooking!
6 ripe Hass avocados, diced into big chunks
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
A few dashes of hot sauce
Juice from 1 1/2 limes
5-6 zipper sandwich bags
1 1-gallon freezer bag
Fresh chopped cilantro
Halved grape tomatoes
A squeeze of lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Your favorite tortilla chips
How to make
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In a large bowl, combine the diced avocados, onion powder, cumin, coriander, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Stir in hot sauce and lime juice.
Place one zipper sandwich bag inside of a coffee mug. Fold the sides over so that it stays open in the mug.
Scoop the guacamole into a one-cup measuring cup.
Place the contents of the measuring cup inside the sandwich bag.
Seal the bag, pushing out as much air as possible without smashing the large chunks of avocado.
Flatten the bag and place it on a cookie tray.
Repeat the process for the remaining guacamole.
Place the tray containing the guacamole bags into the freezer.
Once they are frozen, place the bags inside a 1-gallon freezer bag and label with recipe name and date.
To thaw: Place on the counter at room temperature for about 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, if you are in a hurry, run the bag under some warm water for a few minutes until it has thawed.
Serve with chopped cilantro, tomatoes, additional lime juice, and salt and pepper if desired.
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You can use this Freezer-Friendly Guacamole to make avocado toast! Take 2 pieces of sturdy white bread and toast to perfection. Add a generous schmear of guacamole to each slice. Then add cooked, crumbled bacon, sliced hard-boiled egg, and a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning. So yummy!