Have you ever wondered how to cut an avocado the right way? With so many methods out there, it can be confusing. In this post, we are going to walk through step-by-step how to cut an avocado into thin slices safely and confidently.
While it might seem simple, there are actually a lot of methods to cutting an avocado. Cut it in your hand, on your board, horizontally, vertically … and that’s just to cut the avocado in half.
Next to figure out is peeling the avocado. Use a spoon, your fingernails, squeeze it out?
And then there’s cutting it. In the skin, after being peeled, on the board, in your hand?
See what I mean? Confusing.
Despite the many methods to cutting an avocado, I believe there is one way that is the safest. When I was shown this method in culinary school, my mind was blown. It made me feel like all the ways I had cut an avocado up until this point was so very wrong with how simple this new method was.
Before cutting into your avocado, there are three things you’ll need:
- A good quality knife (I always recommend a chef’s knife, but a paring knife will work here, too)
- A cutting board (my preferred material is wood when cutting fruits and vegetables)
- A paper towel
How to Cut an Avocado the Right Way
Step 1: To cut the avocado in half, place the fruit directly on your cutting board and work your way around the middle with your knife positioned horizontally.
Step 2: Remove the pit by gently tapping with your blade and carefully grabbing from your knife with a paper towel.
Step 3: Place the avocado cut-side down directly on your board and make three small cuts towards the top to make peeling the avocado a breeze. Peel off the skin.
Step 4: Place the avocado back on the cutting board cut-side down and thinly slice through for evenly sized pieces.
Step 5: Use for avocado toast, tacos, power bowls … the options are endless!
Now that you’ve got the technique down, try these recipes with avocado: