How to Cut an Avocado

How To Cut An Avocado – a super easy step-by-step tutorial on how to dice an avocado or cut into slices! Perfect for tossing in rice bowls, on salads, tacos, or adding to your favorite sandwiches and burgers.

Follow these quick and easy step-by-step instructions on How to Cut an Avocado perfectly every time! We will share all of the information you need to know right here. Great for making guacamole, avocado toast, or avocado turkey burgers!

How To Cut An Avocado (Quick & Easy)

Avocado is a fantastic fruit and one of our all-time favorites! This is the best way to enjoy avocado in just about anything – rice bowls, salads, sandwiches, wraps, breakfast tacos, etc. Sometimes to mix things up we like to make grilled avocado before slicing to change up the flavor a bit. If you haven’t try it, you definitely should!

What You Will Need

  • whole avocados – you can pick-up some ripe, but firm avocados from your local grocery store – here are some tips on how to tell if an avocado is ripe!
  • large chef’s knife – just grab a knife that is slightly longer than the length of the avocado so that you can easily cut down the middle.

Do You Peel An Avocado Before Slicing

We do not! It is definitely a far less messy process to cut the flesh of the avocado while it is still in the skin. After you have cut it into slices or diced pieces, you can easily scoop them out with a spoon to remove the skin.

How To Cut An Avocado

This is the easiest way and it begins by firmly holding your avocado in one hand and a sharp knife in the other hand. The first step is to insert the edge of the knife down the middle of the avocado, lengthwise, until it hits the pit in the middle. Carefully rotate the avocado in your hand, resulting in a long cut all the way around the avocado down to the pit.

Now hold both sides of the avocado and firmly give it a twist in opposite directions.

This will result in two avocado halves.

To remove the avocado pit, you will firmly hold one avocado half in the palm of your hand and very carefully hit the middle of the pit with the knife. Give it a twist and easily remove pit.

Next, carefully use a paring knife to cut vertical slices down the middle of each avocado to the skin, but not through the skin. If you wanted avocado slices, stop here. Use a large spoon to scoop those perfect slices out of the skin.

If you want diced avocado, you can give your avocado a turn and make horizontal slices, making a crosswise cut down your avocado half.

Then use a spoon to scoop the chopped avocado out of the avocado skin.

Use your perfectly ripe avocado any way you want!

How To Store A Cut Avocado

Typically, if we know we are using that half of avocado pretty quickly, we will just toss it in a Stasher bag. To keep your leftover avocado for longer, place it in an airtight container that is half full of water with the avocado flesh or cut side down, cover, and place it in the fridge for a couple of days.

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