How to Cut an Avocado

How to Cut an Avocado | A Reinvented Mom

Today I’m going to share a little kitchen tip with you that will change your life.  A little dramatic you say?  Probably so, but not if you struggle to safely cut an avocado.  Removing the avocado seed has long been a dilemna.  Should I whack it with a knife (and risk losing a finger)?  Or try to scoop around the seed with a spoon, wasting yummy avocado goodness in the process?  This kitchen tip removes the risk factor and also leaves you with beautiful pieces of avocado to slice or dice as your heart desires.  Are you ready to cut an avocado?  Let’s get to it, shall we?

1.  Wash the avocado first.  Using a large, sharp knife, pierce the avocado and gently press the knife until you reach the seed.  Carefully rotate the avocado around the knife, making a complete cut.  Raise the knife, rotate the avocado a quarter turn and make another complete cut around the circumference.

How to Cut and Peel an Avocado | A Reinvented Mom

2.  Gently twist the avocado halves in opposing directions.  The seed will remain in one half.

How to Cut an Avocado | A Reinvented Mom

3.  Holding the half with the seed, gently twist the quarters in opposing directions. You should now have 4 pieces, one with the seed still attached.How to Cut an Avocado | A Reinvented Mom 4.  The seed should now release easily.

How to Cut an Avocado | A Reinvented Mom

5.  The peel is very easy to remove now, too.  Simply lift up one end and pull the peel away from the avocado.  Chop or slice as desired.How to Cut & Peel an Avocado | A Reinvented Mom

Now, wasn’t that amazingly easy?

How to Cut an Avocado | A Reinvented Mom

I’ve linked this recipe at: Show & Share Wednesday at Mostly Homemade Mom, Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker, Tips & Tricks at Confessions of a Cooking Diva, Tasty Tuesday at New Mrs. Adventures, What’s Cookin’ Wednesday at Buns in My Oven, Motivation Monday at A Life in Balance, Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Weekend Bites at Simple Living & Eating, Friday Favorites at The Diary of a Real Housewife, Foodie Fridays at Pure Grace Farms, Weekend Potluck at The Better Baker, Strut Your Stuff at Six Sisters Stuff, Best Recipes at Bakerette, Show Stopper Saturday at Joyful Healthy Eats, Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party, Pin Junkie Pin Party at The Pin Junkie, Best of the Weekend at Cooking on the Front Burner, Saturday Night Fever at Diary of a Recipe Collector, Made by You Monday at Skip To My Lou and Celebrate It at The Freshman Cook.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Hello gorgeous! I needed this! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday~Lou Lou Girls

  3. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  4. Wow! I have always wondered how to do this easily without losing too much of the avocado with the seed, or risking an injury. This is good to know!

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