Cutting avocados, with their large seed nestled in the center of them, can be a bit of a struggle. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to cut an avocado in an easy and safe way without thwacking a knife into the seed to remove it.
4" Paring Knife
The 4" Paring Knife is a good knife for avocados since the length is a good fit for the size of the fruit. The sharp edge and comfortable handle make it easy to maneuver around the seed.
How to Cut an Avocado
- With the avocado resting on a cutting board, use a 4" Paring Knife to cut around the radius of the avocado lengthwise, down to the seed.
- Turn the avocado a half turn lengthwise and make another radial cut, down to the seed to create four quarters.
- Remove the quarters from the seed.
- Peel off the skin from each quarter.
- Slice the quarters.
- Rotate and cut the slices crosswise to dice.
How to Prevent Avocados From Turning Brown
- Brush the flesh with lemon or lime juice and seal in an airtight container.
- Brush the flesh with olive oil and seal in an airtight container.
- Lay chunks of red onion in the bottom of an airtight container and place cut avocado down on top of the onion.
How to Store Avocados
- Unripe avocados should be stored at room temperature.
- Ripe avocados should be stored in the refrigerator to extend their shelf life.