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How to Microwave a Ripe Avocado

author image Marcus Scott
Marcus Scott has been writing on international politics, local news and culture since 2004. He has written articles, op-eds, columns and edited for student organization presses and blogs, including the Roosevelt Institution Defense and Diplomacy blog. In 2005 and 2006 Scott attended the Journalism Education Association national conferences. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of California, Davis.
How to Microwave a Ripe Avocado
It's easy to microwave an avocado.

Avocados are notoriously difficult to enjoy until ripe. Unripe avocados are hard, and generally bitter or bland. You can tell if an avocado is ripe by the firmness of the skin. Avocados that give slightly to the squeeze should be ripe. Avocados ripen naturally on their own within a few days in dark, enclosed, room-temperature places. However, if you need to soften an avocado in a pinch, you can always microwave it.

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Step 1

Slice through the skin of the avocado, down to the seed, using a knife. Carefully slide the knife around the circumference of the avocado until it is sliced all around. Separate the halves of the avocado.

Step 2

Place the avocado halves on a plate, and put the plate in the microwave.

Step 3

Microwave the avocado on medium to high for 30 to 60 seconds, as needed.

Step 4

Check on the avocado to see if it is warm or soft enough. Repeat Step 3 as needed.

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