Learning how to cut an avocado is easy! Do it the right way to make sure you’re safe and to make sure that you get as much of the avocado as possible.
Avocados are great foods to eat, but they can be incredibly tricky to cut open. The tough outer shelled skin that mimics the appearance of a grenade and the soft mushy green interior surrounding a large slimy pit have all of the recipe ingredients needed to make an accident in the kitchen.
It’s not too hard to envision hurting yourself while trying to open one of these bad boys for some gameday guacamole. So make sure that you exercise extreme caution while cutting an avocado so that you don’t miss half the time to sit in the ER.
If you can manage to open your avocado and turn it into a delicious treat, you can find that it tastes great with just about anything. Eat them for the healthy fats and benefits, or eat them just because they are awesome, I won’t judge.
How to cut an avocado
- Taking your knife, slice the avocado lengthwise, and work your knife around the seed.
- Slit the avocado in half and wedge the knife into the seed.
- Using your thumb, carefully push the seed off of the kife.
- How to slice an avocado:
- With the avocado still in the skin, take your knife and slice each half into 4 equal-sized pieces. Then take the skin and gently peel it off of the avocado.
How to dice an avocado:
With the avocado still in the skin, make vertical and horizontal slices in the avocado halves to form ½ inch square cubes. Be careful not to cut your hand! Scoop out the diced pieces with a large spoon.
Did you know: An avocado is actually a fruit. Drupes are single pitted fruits like peaches and cherries. However, an avocado does not fall into this classification. It’s considered a single seed berry and not a member of the drupe family.