If you're a guacamole fan (and honestly, who isn't?), you've likely had the problem of trying to keep its vibrant green color. And without that, whether the guacamole is fresh or not, it certainly doesn't look edible. I mean, who wants to dip a chip into brown guacamole? It's especially hard when you're planning a party and want to get a lot of the prep done ahead of time, i.e. make the guacamole the day before or morning of. And after a little bit of trial and error, I've figured out how to keep it looking bright and beautiful for a long time.
After I prepare the guacamole in a bowl, I squeeze fresh lime juice over the top. I make sure there's a nice, shallow puddle to coat it. Next, I grab some saran wrap from the cupboard and place it within the dish, almost smushing it at the top. I make sure that the wrap sticks to the guacamole like glue without leaving any space for air to creep in or out. Then I place it in the fridge. Right before the party begins, I pour most of the lime juice into the sink because I don't want the extra tartness (but if you like it that way, feel free to keep). Then I put it out for guests to enjoy.
The guacamole usually lasts about 10 hours after I have initially prepped it. There's no dipping around any brown areas, and I don't have to scoop a brown layer off of the top. The combination of the lime juice and saran wrap does the trick. So, follow these steps next time you want to make guacamole and really enjoy it!
Related video: The Only Guac Recipe You'll Ever Need [provided by The Daily Meal]
- Heirloom tomato pieCreamy Dukes Mayonnaise helps bind the pie together while adding a touch of vinegary taste, extra-sharp Cheddar cheese has a bolder flavor than regular sharp Cheddar, and contains less moisture, which helps keep the filling firm.Southern Living
- 50 people try to shuck an oysterWe could do an 'oh shucks' pun in this description, but we respectfully decline. Watch as 50 people attempt to pry open, smash apart and shuck an oyster. The easy part is smashing the shell. The hard part is super-gluing it back together.Epicurious
- What makes mānuka honey 100 times more expensive than regular honeyManuka honey, in its purest form, can cost up to $99 per 100 grams. That’s more than 100 times the price of normal honey.Business Insider
The only guac recipe you'll ever needThe Daily Meal1:17
Heirloom tomato pieSouthern Living2:21
50 people try to shuck an oysterEpicurious4:17
What makes mānuka honey 100 times more expensive than regular honeyBusiness Insider6:16
Red velvet ice-cream cakeSouthern Living2:05
The winningest man in barbecue shows us how to grill ribsThe Daily Meal5:03
These salmon pineapple skewers are perfect for your next BBQDelish0:51
Jay-Z's Billion Dollar Fortune Is Expanding, and His Next Step Involves CookiesFood & Wine1:15
Grilling Recipes: Make Martha Stewart's spicy chicken and moreTODAY5:34
No Joke! Cops Called After Taco Bell Runs Out of Taco ShellsBuzz600:34
A perfect cup of espressoCBS News3:06
How To Make Jalape?o Popper Frittata By RachaelRachael Ray Show3:53
What you should be doing instead of marinating your meatFood & Wine1:05
Whole-Fruit Rocket PopsFood & Wine4:07
An infinitely adaptable muffin recipeThe Washington Post2:21
Chefs reveal the 17 items they always buy frozenFood & Wine1:23