PICKING THE RIGHT AVOCADOS
Selecting ripe avocados is crucial for crafting the best avocado salad. Follow these steps to determine avocado readiness:
Apply gentle pressure to the avocado using your palm (avoid using fingertips to prevent bruising). If it yields slightly, it’s ripe and ready to eat. If it feels firm without yielding, give it a day or two. If it’s very yielding, it might be overripe with potential discoloration inside.
Another technique involves examining the area beneath the stem. Gently tug the stem at the top of the avocado with your fingers. A green color under the stem indicates a ripe avocado. If it’s hard to remove, it needs a few days to ripen.