Contact Us
Make My Homepage

How to Ripen an Avocado in Minutes! Guac Anytime!


My family has become avocado crazy since I learned how to make my nearly famous Roasted Corn Salsa, (recipe for another time…), and Mark introduced the rest of us to a childhood favorite of his, avocado toast. The problem is finding ripe avocados! There had to be an easier way than trying to perfectly plan around the willy-nilly ripeness of the produce section! There is! There is!

All you need is:

  • a rock hard avocado
  • a baking sheet
  • tin foil
  • pre-heated 225 degree oven

Wrap your avocado in the foil and put it on a cookie sheet in the pre-heated oven starting with 10 minutes. The longer you keep your avocado in the oven, the softer it becomes. It may take up to an hour if you like it really soft and smooth, but that is way better than waiting 4 days. After 2 days, I forget all about them and they become eventual mush. I checked mine every 10 minutes and left it in the oven for about 40 minutes total.

ooh, my whole wheat toast awaits! Will my avocado be soft enough to mush onto it?…


YES! A sprinkling of Kosher salt, a couple cranks of fresh ground black pepper and some ground hot pepper, along with some fresh fruit and yum! Cottage cheese would be delicious with this too. Our kids love it and it’s a healthy, filling breakfast or snack.

avocado toast and fruit

Do you have any tips for ripening produce? Comment on our Fan Page or tweet #ripenup

I wish that I knew the secret to ripening cantelope.


Best of WBLM

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 102.9 WBLM quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 102.9 WBLM contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.