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How to Cut an Avocado

Created January 10, 2017
Learning this technique for properly cutting an avocado makes preparing your favorite recipes easier than ever.
spooning out pit

Whether you’re making fresh guacamole or any other recipe using avocadoes, learning how to cut them the right way can make a huge difference. Follow our four-step guide and learn the no-fuss way to slice one right every time.

What you’ll need:

  • Avocado
  • Sharp knife
  • Spoon
  • Bowl

How to:

1. Cut avocado lengthwise through skin and flesh around pit.

cutting into avocado

2. With hands, slowly twist both sides of avocado to separate.

separating avocado

3. Gently slide spoon under pit to remove.

spooning out pit

4. With knife, make criss-cross cuts through flesh; remove with spoon into bowl.

spooning out cut pieces

Put those perfectly cut avocados to good use with one of our four-star guacamole recipes: