Aarón Sánchez Has Some Tips For Homemade Guacamole - Exclusive

Another day, another craving for some chips and guacamole. But avocados can be a tricky fruit — you never know when they are too ripe, how they should be stored and cut, or when they are good to go in your homemade guacamole. Don't worry, though; Chef Aarón Sánchez has answered all of your avocado-related prayers. Sánchez, well known as a judge on "MasterChef," specializes in Mexican cuisine and even puts some of his best food tips and tricks on TikTok. If you've seen the restaurant owner roasting Gordon Ramsay's chorizo avocado toast, then you know exactly what we are talking about.

In an exclusive interview with Tasting Table, Sánchez talked about all things "MasterChef: Back to Win," his top vegan hacks, and most importantly, guacamole. Besides putting the dip on your tacos, guacamole is usually a stand-alone side that elevates your tortilla chips. The main ingredients normally include avocados, onions, tomatoes, lime, cilantro, and garlic. Sánchez revealed that avocados, unsurprisingly, are the key to the perfect guacamole — and he shared how to make sure you're using them at their best.

Make sure to ripen avocados the right way

When we asked him for some guacamole tips, Chef Aarón Sánchez told us, "The best thing is, when you buy avocados, buy them green, and then ripen them yourself at home. Put them in an open area, like near a windowsill, and once they start getting firm, put them in a paper bag. Then they'll stop ripening, and then you can use them whenever you want." Making avocados ripen when you want? That sounds like some kind of chef magic.

The food mogul also mentioned that putting avocados in the fridge when they are ripe is okay to do. However, he recommends not leaving the fruit in a cold space for more than two days.

Avocados may be Instagram-worthy, but they are a difficult food to navigate with the constant stream of tips, hacks, and avocado toast pictures going around. That's why you should take Sánchez's advice and run with it. The television personality sure knows his way around the kitchen — he has helped out Selena Gomez when he appeared on "Selena + Chef" and has even cooked at the White House for Barack Obama. With Sánchez's trick for keeping avocados at the perfect freshness, you can take your guacamole to the next level.

Check out Aarón Sánchez's Instagram page to keep up with his latest projects. New episodes of "MasterChef: Back to Win" air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.