How to Peel and Quickly Slice an Avocado: an Original Tiphack

Avocados are good for everyone. It’s very healthy, and its buttery flavor makes salads, sandwiches, sauces, and smoothies amazing. But the alligator pear, as the avocado is called, has a “but”: it’s hard to peel and then slice the healthy flesh. There are many known cases where peeling an avocado has resulted in cuts and injuries.

How to properly cut an avocado so as not to injure yourself

Cut the avocado lengthwise into two halves – a large knife is better for this. Be very careful when doing this! Twist the avocado halves in different directions until one side separates from the pit. If the avocado is ripe, this is easy.

A ripe avocado is soft and often has a dark rind.

Use a teaspoon to remove the avocado pit. Often you see advice to remove the pit by stabbing it with a knife – we do not recommend doing this, since this method is quite traumatic.

If you’re only going to use half an avocado, then don’t pull the pit out of the other half – this way the avocado won’t lose color.

How to Separate the Avocado from the Peel – 3 Ways

There are three easy ways to get the flesh out of an avocado. Any one of them will take you no more than 10 seconds.

  1. The cut halves of the fruit can be peeled with your fingers. Pull on the skin and remove it. If you can’t, make a notch in the skin from top to bottom on one half with your knife, pick up the skin, and gently remove it. The peeled pulp should be sprinkled with lemon juice so it doesn’t darken.
  2. You can use a spoon to remove the avocado pulp. Take half of the fruit in your hand. Stick a spoon into the edge of the flesh and run it along the skin so you can remove the flesh.
  3. You can use a glass to peel an avocado. To do this, hold half of the fruit toward the rim of a glass with the wide part of the fruit facing down. Press the fruit until the sides of the glass separate the flesh from the rind.

How to properly cut avocado for sandwiches and a vegetable plate

You can not take the pulp out of the avocado, but slice it right in the rind. Take an avocado half in your hand and cut the flesh lengthwise into equal-sized slices. Then use a spoon to gently remove the slices, separating them from the skin.

How to cut an avocado into a salad nicely

To cut the avocado flesh into cubes, first cut the avocado lengthwise into slices of equal size – as in the previous method. Then make transverse cuts in the same way. Carefully remove the cubes with a spoon.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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