Make any avocado go from inedible to perfectly ripe in 10 minutes

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Eating Avocados

Waiting for an avocado to ripen is an excruciating limbo for the dramatic and/or impatient among us.

But it doesn't have to be. You could pop the inedibly hard fruit in a paper bag and wait days for it to soften up, or you can add it to your lunch today using this wondrous workaround that ripens any avocado in as little as 10 minutes.

All you need is an oven, some tin foil, a baking sheet and an unripe avocado.

Set the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover the avocado in tin foil, put it on a baking sheet and stick it in the oven.

Wait 10 minutes. Make toast. Take a micronap. Call your mom. Just be sure to check on the little monster's progress at the appointed time.

Make Any Avocado Go From Inedible to Perfectly Ripe in 10 Minutes
Source: Giphy

Harder fruits may take a bit longer, but whenever yours is pleasingly soft, allow it to cool in the fridge before diving in.

Now you know. Go forth and spread that superfood atop every snack. All guacamole everything, all the time.

Now that you have the secret, here are some surprising avocado recipes:

Surprising avocado recipes
See Gallery
Make any avocado go from inedible to perfectly ripe in 10 minutes

Click through for avocado, 7 ways.

Avocado Ranch Dressing

This recipe has the flavor of traditional ranch dressing but is extra smooth and creamy, thanks to the avocado. Making dressing at home is a great alternative to store-bought, because you know exactly what's in it. Dip crunchy veggies into the dressing for an easy afternoon snack.

Get the recipe: Avocado Ranch Dressing

Avocado BLT Toasts

You may never want to eat a plain BLT again! Avocados and fried eggs are the perfect complements to this open-faced spin on a classic. Enjoy one for any meal of the day.

Get the recipe: Avocado BLT Toasts

Avocado Ice Cream

This ice cream is packed with bright avocado flavor. It's also incredibly easy to make -- no churning required. Top it with some flaky sea salt for a sweet and salty bite.

Get the recipe: Avocado Ice Cream

Fried Avocado Bites

Creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these tempura-fried avocado bites are the perfect appetizer for your next get-together.

Get the recipe: Fried Avocado Bites

Avocado Toasts 

There are two secrets to these simple avocado toasts: rubbing the bread with garlic for just a hint of flavor and adding a pop of crunchy sea salt on top.

Get the recipe: Avocado Toasts

Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream

Vanilla, orange and avocado team up for perfect flavor in this simple cupcake recipe. For a party dessert, just add festive sprinkles or sanding sugar on top.

Get the recipe: Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream

Grilled Avocados with Ginger Miso

Grilled avocado halves served with our punchy marinade are surprisingly meaty and wonderfully tender and rich. They make a great vegetarian main dish or a change-of-pace stand-in for guacamole.

Get the recipe: Grilled Avocados with Ginger Miso


h/t Self

Read more: You've Probably Been Eating a Hot Dog Wrong Your Entire Life

Read Full Story

Sign up for the Best Bites by AOL newsletter to get the most delicious recipes and hottest food trends delivered straight to your inbox every day.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.