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How to Cut an Avocado

Love Avocados? Learn this simple technique on how to cut an avocado quickly and easily.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time1 min
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Vanessa
Cost: $1.50

Equipment

  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado

Instructions

  • Hold the avocado gently in one hand. With a large knife in the other hand, cut the avocado lengthwise around the seed.
    running the knife around the avocado lengthwise
  • Give the two halves a little twist and open them to expose the pit.
    giving avocado a twist to separate in two halves
  • Carefully and gently, tap the pit with the knife. Give it enough force so that the knife edge slightly wedges into the pit. Twist the pit out. Pinch the pit off from the top edge of the knife and discard.
    removing avocado pit with a knife
  • At this point, you can peel the avocados in different ways. You can simply peel off the skin leaving both halves whole or scoop it out with a spoon. You can also slice or cube the avocado by running the knife through the avocado in a cross pattern being very careful not to cut through the peel. Then, use a spoon to scoop out the avocado pieces and transfer into a bowl.
    Slicing the avocado and spooning it into a bowl

Notes

  • If you are concerned about using the knife to remove the pit of the avocado, you can also scoop it out using a spoon.