How to Prevent Guacamole from Turning Brown

By LeafTV Contributor

The only good guacamole is a green guacamole. Unfortunately, the avocado pulp in guacamole does not get along well with oxygen. The pulp will turn brown in a matter in less than a day unless you take preventive measures.

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Guacamole can keep a few days with the right preservation steps.

Step 1

Put the guacamole in an airtight resealable container immediately after its prepared. Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole to seal out all of the air. Seal the wrap and the lid after each use.

Step 2

Cover the top of the guacamole with a thick layer of sour cream, then place it in resealable container. This is an alternative to the plastic wrap method. It's the anti-browning method that should be used for single serving sizes of guacamole.

Step 3

Sprinkle some lime or lemon juice on the guacamole before you put it a plastic wrap. The acidic juice helps maintain the green color.