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Tip of the week: How to keep your guacamole fresh

Guacamole that’s started to turn brown will bring your party down a few notches. 

Making fresh guacamole at home is easy and, when it’s made right, makes a big difference in taste. Unlike salsa or some other dips, guacamole can go from fresh to slightly funky pretty quickly, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Start with your favorite guacamole recipe, or this simple recipe with lime juice, avocados and cilantro. 

Cut open your avocado and instead of tossing out the pit, hang onto it. 


If you’re keeping it out just for the night but don’t expect any leftovers (who could blame you?), Epicurious recommends squeezing a little bit of extra lime juice on top of the guacamole and sticking the pit into the center. 

Technically, avocado is a fruit. Think of the lime juice working the same way as lemon juice does on apple slices to prevent those from turning brown, too. 

What’s your favorite way to make guacamole? Let us know in the comments below! 

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