how to cut an avocado

How to Cut an Avocado (without cutting your fingers)

I just recently finished Speechcraft. It’s a public speaking class that Toastmasters instructors will run for just 6 weeks to help you get the basics of public speaking down. They cover things like how to structure your speech and how to use body movement and verbal variety to enhance your message. It was very effective and if you ever get the chance, I would suggest you give it a shot!

My favorite speech that I got to give was called, “Another Camping Speech.”

It was all about why NOBODY should ever go camping. Seriously, they let you talk about ANYTHING and nobody interrupts you. So for all you third children out there who never got to finish your sentences, make sure you do it!

How to Cut an Avocado

1. Get Your Supplies

  • paring knife
  • avocado
  • large spoon
  • bowl to catch it

First things first…let’s appreciate that we can see my reflection in the spoon while I have my hair up in a towel. Just beautiful.

Second, to know if your avocado is ready, just press it near the neck and if it “gives” or is a little bit soft, it should be ready!

If your avocado ISN’T ready, then put it in a paper bag with a banana or apple for a day or two until it’s ready.

If you need your avocado not to ripen, place it in the fridge! It should extend the life by about 3 days if it’s not already ripe.

how to cut an avocado

2. Make a slice up the length of your fruit until you hit the pit. Then twist the avocado in a circle until you’re back to the start of your slice.

 

3. Twist both sides in opposite directions.

 

4. Remove the pit.

  1. Place the half comfortably in your hand.
  2. Put your blade over the pit.
  3. Slowly press down into the pit. (No need to slap it down there, you madman!)
  4. Once your knife is pressed into the pit, twist it slightly to one side.

 

5. Make slices or cross slices into your avocado.

 

6. Scoop out your avocado!

  1. Place the spoon as close to the skin as possible.
  2. Slowly wiggle the spoon along the skin until you’ve scooped out all of your fruit.

 

Most importantly…

I need you to know that avocado is a fruit. I was just listening on the radio and they’re having a conversation about this. It’s not actually important, but it matters to me that you know.

Oh, and it’s also good to know that you can keep half of an avocado in the fridge for about two days if you put it in a ziploc bag and squeeze all of the air out. Bonus points if you put a little lemon juice on it.

how to cut an avocado

 

Yo, this bowl came out looking SUPER weird. Let’s never again both cut strips and cubes of avocado. Agreed?

Thanks friends! How do you eat your avocado? In guacamole? In salads? On sandwiches? Let me know in the comments below!

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