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Sliced Avocado the Easy Way

How to Slice an Avocado


If you have ever tried to slice or an avocado by peeling it first and then trying to remove the seed and slice it, your result was probably a slippery mess.  Some of it may have even hit the floor.  I know this because I used to slice avocado that way.  I am going to give your a way to get your sliced avocado that is much less difficult and messy.

How to Slice an Avocado


First, insert your knife and cut around the avocado lengthwise all the way through to the seed.  Then, take one half in one hand and the other in the other hand and twist the halves apart.  They should come apart fairly easily.

How to Slice an Avocado


To remove the seed, hold the half containing the seed in one hand and hit into it with a sharp knife (be careful).  You want the knife to be lodged in the seed.


How to Slice an Avocado


Then, twisting the knife in one direction and the avocado in the other, loosen the seed.  This may be difficult if your avocado is not ripe, but should be fairly easy if it is.


How to Slice an Avocado

Lift the knife and the seed will come with it.


How to Slice an Avocado


Then, slice into the avocado with the the knife in strips of your desired width.  Alternately, if you are wanting chopped, you could also slice in the other direction.  


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Then insert a spoon just inside the peel.


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 And, twist the spoon around the avocado to loosen the slices.


How to Slice an Avocado

Trim off any remaining peel – like that grey spot towards the front.


How to Slice an Avocado

And, you  have pretty slices without ever having a slippery avocado in your hands.  Note:  If you want chopped you will use the same steps, just as I pointed out earlier, cut in both directions and the little chopped pieces will pop right out.

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I am a Calculus teacher who just happens to love to cook and blog about it.

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  • […] Avocados are one of my favorite foods, but many people avoid them because of their fat and calorie content.  In reality, avocados are quite healthy even with the calories and fat.  Avocado is high in fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins K, C, B5, B6, and good fats.  It has been shown to lower cholesterol, fight cancer, regulate blood sugar, and reduce inflammation.  The great thing about avocado is that it is creamy, which makes it a great substitute for mayonnaise on sandwiches and in salad dressings.  This salad dressing has no mayonnaise and only a little healthy olive oil for added fat, and is wonderfully delicious.   It is great on all types of salads or as a dip for raw vegetables.  I ate it here over some home grown tomatoes that my dad managed to produce in November after a frost.  It was a yummy taste of summer.  For information on how to slice an avocado click here. […]

  • I do it the same, upto using a spoon… I use a knife but will be trying the spoon.. DUH! Why didn’t I think of that :). My husband laughs at me when I put the knife into the stone to get it out. Great tips.

  • Hey…that is SUCH a clever and slick way to get that messy job done…without the mess. AWESOME! So glad you shared!