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.
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.
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.
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.
Lift the knife and the seed will come with it.
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.
Then insert a spoon just inside the peel.
And, twist the spoon around the avocado to loosen the slices.
Trim off any remaining peel – like that grey spot towards the front.
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.
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.
Great idea with the seed, I always have a heck of a time getting that out!
Hey…that is SUCH a clever and slick way to get that messy job done…without the mess. AWESOME! So glad you shared!