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I was never a fan of guacamole until I met my husband. He makes the BEST guac (as we usually call it in our house). Even people who don’t like guacamole like my handsome hubby’s guac. His recipe is simple. It’s made with simple real ingredients. (I asked if he would let me share his recipe – maybe someday.) And it’s the very rare occasion when we have leftovers. That’s kind of like leftover wine or chocolate. Yes, you understand.
The thing about leftover guacamole is that it turns a really gross color brown and looks like something your dog might have hacked up on a really really bad day. Would you like some leftover guacamole? Oh yes – NOT!
And the sad thing is that it really doesn’t change the taste, just the way it looks. But since we eat with our eyes first… this problem needs to be solved.
My handsome husband made some of his almost famous guacamole. This is the leftovers.
Which I put into a small container.
Then covered it with a layer of water roughly 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
I put on the lid, then put it in the fridge overnight.
After work the next day, I took it out of the fridge and this is what it looked like.
I drained off the water and lightly blotted it with paper towel.
You can see from the before and after pictures that the “after” looks a little washed out compared to the “before” shot. It tasted a little washed out, too. I added a little salt, but it still wasn’t quite the same. Although I think it looks a LOT better than the disgusting brown that I normally see in leftover guac.
So here are the Pintesting results:
Overall Results: 4.05 Pins
Accuracy: The guacamole didn’t turn brown, but it did appear (and taste) a bit washed out. Avocados have the good kind of heart-healthy unsaturated fat. I don’t know if that’s what was floating on the top of the water when I took the container out of the fridge the next day, but it had that kind of look. IF that’s what it was, then that would explain the washed out taste. (If anyone can clarify this point, I would be extremely glad for the information.) I’m giving this 3 Pins.
Difficulty: Pouring a bit of water on top of the guacamole… So simple that I’m not going to waste words and time on it. 5 Pins
Time: It took mere seconds to pour water over the guacamole. 5 Pins
Cost: Since we used bottled drinking water (because we don’t have good tasting tap water), there actually was a cost. However, if you use tap water it’s free. 5 Pins
Practicality: The method was successful in keeping the guacamole from turning brown, is cheap and easy. You lose a bit of flavor, but adding a little salt and hot sauce helped a lot. When some of my friends and family heard I was doing this test, they recommended that I leave the pit in the guacamole to keep it from turning brown. Another test for another day. For this test – 4 Pins