What to do with an overripe Avocado? 6 zero-waste options

What to do with an overripe Avocado? 6 zero-waste options

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

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

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

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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Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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