Use this simple process when cutting avocados
- Start with a ripe avocado on a cutting board and cut it lengthwise around the seed. We recommend cutting into the avocado until the knife hits the seed, then rotating the avocado with one hand while holding the knife horizontally in the other hand
- Turn the avocado by a quarter, and cut it in half lengthwise again Rotate the avocado halves in your hands and separate the quarters
- Remove the seed by pulling it out gently with your fingertips Tip: Using this cutting method eliminates the other common seed-extraction method (striking the seed with a knife and twisting) which requires some skill and is not recommended.
- Peel the fruit by sliding your thumb under the skin and peeling the skin back. (Tip: If you are not using the avocado immediately sprinkle all cut surfaces with lemon or lime juice or white vinegar and cover with plastic wrap against the surface of the avocado to prevent discoloration.)