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How To Cut an Avocado Easily

Updated on January 14, 2013

Cutting Avocado is Easy

If you know how to cut an avocado it will be a very easy thing for you to do, which will make the addition of this healthy fruit much less work.

The avocado is known for its many health benefits, especially the healthy fat that makes up most of its calories. It is easy to add to hot dishes or to make a simple guacamole for a tasty treat. To make it simple for you to use more avocados in your diet, here is how you make quick work of the cutting process.

Step 1: Cut Avocado in Half

The first step in the process is to cut the avocado in half. To do this, simply work a knife around the entire avocado. You will feel the pit in the middle which is where your knife will stop. Once you have completed the full circle you can separate the two halves by inserting your knife into the cut and angling it slowly to split the two halves. If your avocado is of the proper ripeness it will separate quite nicely with a little pressure.

Step 2: Remove the Pit

Now that you have the avocado split into two halves the pit is exposed and will most likely be embedded into one of the halves. To remove the pit, simply chop into the pit (carefully) with your knife blade and, once inserted, angle the knife to remove the pit. Like splitting the avocado in half, you should find that the pit comes out without too much trouble.

Step 3: Scoop Out Avocado

Now for the easy part. To scoop out the avocado flesh, simply use a spoon to scoop the flesh away from the peel. Don't miss the darker green fruit near the skin. That is particularly rich in nutrients so you don't want to miss it. Work your way around the fruit until you have removed all of the flesh.

Step 4: Eat The Avocado

What you do next is up to you. There are several ways to enjoy an avocado. You can slice it and add it to a salad, or smash it with a fork to use as a spread on toast, a sandwich, or in a burrito. Of course, the classic way to use avocado is to make a fresh guacamole dip, and you can find great guacamole recipes easily. However you enjoy it, avocado is a heart healthy addition to your diet that is worth a look.


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      PWalker281 6 years ago

      Looking forward to it!!

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      landocheese 6 years ago

      Patrice - I love that you asked about a guacamole recipe. I took all the pics for just that how-to article (a few of which I used here) so I will post it soon, and yes, it is pretty easy.

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      PWalker281 6 years ago

      Hey landocheese, thanks for this! I've tried de-pitting an avocado and found that ripeness is the key. With your instructions, it should be a piece of cake now. Do you have an easy guacamole recipe to share??

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      landocheese 6 years ago

      Farmer Brown - Cool! I'll try that, as long as nobody tries to eat it. Thanks for the tip!

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      Farmer Brown 6 years ago

      A friend of mine taught us to place the avocado seed in the middle of a homemade guacamole dip to prevent browning. It works!