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I was expecting the worst with this hack. I saw this posted several times this week and as with other hacks I’ve tried, I thought “oh, this is going to be a fun mess”.

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When making my Superb Southwest Summer Salad I stopped by the store at the last minute for “ripe avocados” and as you’ve already guessed, there weren’t any. I picked up the rock hard avocados and figured this was as good a time as any to make a mess of things.

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I bought 3 hard avocados and cut the first one in half just to see the difference. It was hard to cut, of course, and I tried to dice up a half and try a piece. Yup, just as suspected, a difficult activity in frivolity. And, it did’t taste good either.

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I tried the hack on the second avocado. I preheated the oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit, wrapped the avocado in foil and placed in the center of the oven for 10 minutes.

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I was very pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t hot, like I expected. It cut nicely, diced nicely and even tasted okay. I will always take a ripe avocado over this hack (something subtle about the taste and texture wasn’t perfect to me), but this will certainly work in a pinch.

I will be using this hack again!

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