Paring knife ( steak knife or similar)
Simple steps to preparing an Avocado to be used for a guacamole dip, in a salad, on a sandwich etc...
Picking the best "ripe avocado" is the most important part of the "preparing".
The avocado should "give" slightly when pressing it with you finger.
Compare it to pressing a finger on your chin / forehead or if you close your hand ( making a fist) press at base of your index finger/thumb - soft but not too soft.
If there is no "give" in the avocado it may not be ripe enough nor ready to be used (maybe tomorrow), Too soft then it might be over ripe and could possibly be dark inside not usable (for me anyway)
See this link on how cut an avocado. www.instructables.com/id/How_To_Cut_an_Avocado/
Step 1: Making the cut!
Make cuts length wise then cross ways.
This cutting will make it easy to remove the avocado from the outer skin.
Step 2: Squeezing time!
You'll be surprised at how easily all the avocado cubes fall out, with little or no mess.
Note: if you want long slices don't cut cross ways, but they will not squeeze out, you will be able to remove them with a knife.