OK, there have been some requests (actually several requests from one person; you know who you are) to demonstrate how I slice an avocado. This is a quick and easy hack that will save you lots of avocado grief in the future. So, here we go:
Slice that avocado in half! Gently pull to separate the halves. To remove the pit, I gently stick the tip of my knife into the pit, and pull upward. The pit will pop right out of its "socket." Now, you can rinse and save the pits of avocados if you are making guacamole. Once the guacamole is done and in its serving dish, stick the pit into the center of the dip. This is not only decorative, but it helps keep the guacamole from turning brown as quickly. There's another avocado hack for ya!
Now, make some vertical slices in the avocado half. Do not cut through the skin of the avocado as you do this. You can also create horizontal lines, like a tic tac toe board, and this will create neat little cubes of avocado for salads!
Using a spoon, scoop out the slices (or cubes) by sliding the spoon along the peel.
And voila! Perfect avocado slices (or cubes). This trick works really well with mangos also! Enjoy, and let me know if you've tried this technique!
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