If you ask us, the best condiment doesn’t come in a bottle or a jar. It comes from a tree. The perfect swap for butter or mayo, delicious on its own or sharing the dinner stage with other foods, avocado is always a good choice--too bad half the time they’re rock hard.
Professional chefs hate waiting for an avocado to ripen as much as you do! Steal this trick from a Le Cordon Bleu instructor the next time you have a ‘cado that could be used as a paperweight, and your fruit will ripen overnight.
All you have to do is remove the nub where the fruit was attached to the tree by cutting a small circle all the way around it, less than an inch deep into the flesh of the avocado. Save the piece that you remove. Fill this hole you created in the fruit with sea salt, and replace the nub. All that’s left to do is be patient and plan all the ways you’re going to enjoy your perfectly ripe avocado tomorrow. Let your imagination run wild!
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