Avocados are a staple in my kitchen, but when they are overripe, what do we do? Before tossing it, explore these 6 options!
First things first, how do we realize if an avocado is overripe? If an avocado is a darker green on the outside and it is firm, it is ripe, but if you apply pressure and it feels excessively soft, it's overripe. But don’t worry! They are not useless!
1. Chocolate brownie or mouse recipes
Overripe avocadoes can be used instead of the oil for your favorite brownie or mouse recipe, it offers softness, moisture and sweetness and enhances the best elements of chocolate.
2. Hair masks
Avocados are packed with vitamins and offer a lot of moisture to you here. Here are some ideas!
3. Face masks
If it is good for your hair, it is also good for your skin –combine with other soothing elements for a super hydrating face mask.
4. Pasta sauce
For a fresh addition to your pasta, all you need is to toss some fresh basil leaves, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil with your overripe avocado into a food processor and give it a whirl! And add it to your favorite pasta.
5. Avocado smoothie
Combine some berries, ginger, leafy greens with an overripe avocado for a soft, creamy smoothie.
6. Avocado salad dressing
Toss an avocado together with 1 clove peeled fresh garlic, 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil and salt and black pepper into a food processor for a great, super creamy salad dressing.
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