Skip Nav

How Do You Ripen Avocados Faster?

Here Are 2 Tricks to Ripen Your Hard Avocados to Soft Perfection


You stocked up on half a dozen avocados and put them in the fridge so they wouldn't all ripen at the same time. But if you're mildly obsessed like me and eat an avocado a day, you need a ripe avocado now. Here are two ways to ripen an avocado fast.

The Banana Bag Hack


The Sun Hack

Don't have a banana, apple, or kiwi? That's OK. Heat also helps ripen avocados faster; that's why fruit ripens faster on your counter in the summertime. Place your unripe avocados in a warm area of your home, like on the windowsill, near the oven, or near a heater. You can even combine these two hacks and place your avocado-banana bag in a warm spot.

I have a system in place now so that I always have a ripe avocado on hand. I keep a few in the fridge so they stay unripe. I put a few in my fruit basket next to a bunch of bananas to start the ripening process. And then I put one or two in a bag with a banana so I always have a perfectly soft avocado waiting for me. Every time I use one, I take one out of the fridge and put it in the fruit basket. Then I take one from the fruit basket and put it in the bag. When I run out of avocados, it's time to go shopping to stock up on more. It's a beautiful cycle, isn't it?

Image Source: Shutterstock
Healthy Meal Prep Ideas That Don't Require an Oven
Registered Dietitians' Tips For Managing Loss of Appetite
Dietitians and Experts Explain Why Diets Don't Work
Healthy Recipes Using a Food Processor
How to Make Breakfast More Filling
Can I Eat Sugar and Still Lose Weight?
Healthy Baked Good Recipes With Protein Powder
The Best Foods For Period Cramps, According to a Dietitian
13 Dietitian Favorite Healthy Lunches For Work
Added Sugars May Be Linked to Depression, New Study Finds
What Is Disordered Eating, and How Do I Get Help?
Benefits of Meal Prepping Plus Healthy Recipes to Try
Latest Fitness