When eating low carb many dieters also opt for high fat content and one of the best natural sources of that is in avocados. The only problem with that is that unfortunately they brown easily if not used up all at once. There is nothing more frustrating than going to use the second half the next day only to have it look disgusting. It still tastes just fine but it just doesn’t look too appetizing. So what can you do to prevent that?
We have all tried plastic wrap, lemon juice, etc. just to have those methods fail. Well the very simplest and most effective way is none of those.
Just cut your avocado in half and this time be sure to eat the side without the pit. Grab a red onion, peel it and cut into chunks. Put the pieces into the bottom of a plastic container that has a tight fitting lid that is large enough to hold the onion and the second half of your avocado. Once you have a layer of red onion on the bottom of your soon to be airtight container simply lay the avocado down, put side up, on top of the onion and seal tightly. VOILA! The gases released by the onion will keep the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown! It’s not going to last indefinitely so use in a short amount of time but it will certainly last until the next day.
Here’s a quick video courtesy of Chow that shows you exactly how it’s done!
Now start incorporating this great source of healthy fats into your recipes and diet!
In the meantime, ciao for now!
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