How to Peel the Avocados
Insert knife into tip end of whole avocado until knife reaches pit. Rotate knife around pit until avocado is cut lengthwise in half. Gently pull avocado apart by twisting the 2 halves in opposite directions. Score avocado skin of each half into thirds, cutting just to, but not into, flesh of avocado. Using paring knife, pull back centre strip of avocado peel. Then, pull back 2 side strips of peel.
How to Ripen Avocados
Ripen avocados at room temperature. They will ripen faster if they are placed inside a brown paper bag along with a banana or an apple. Close the bag and leave at room temperature until the avocados are ripe.
How to Store Avocado Dips and Spreads
Avocado-based dips and spreads brown easily. To prevent any leftovers from browning, lay plastic wrap evenly over the surface of the dip or spread, then press the plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the dip to remove any air pockets. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. If browning does occur, the top layer can be scraped off and discarded to reveal the greener layer below.
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