We know a lot of people have trouble cutting avocados and ending up with an avocado hand. So here is our instructions on how to safely cut an avocado.
Created by: Montana McGowen, Kenny Castleman, and William Watson
Step 1: Obtain Avocado at Grocery Store
Avocado should be ripe.
Step 2: Grab Tools
You will need a paring knife, spoon, and plate/cutting board
Step 3: Firmly Grab the Avocado in Non-cutting Hand
Step 4: Take Knife and Start Cutting at Either End of the Avocado
Step 5: Begin Cutting Downwards Until You Feel the Pit
You will know you hit the pit once you feel a stop in the knife. Be careful and take your time. Here is a picture of the pit.
Step 6: Rotate Knife Around the Pit
Take knife out of avocado and continue to step 7. Watch the video for the first side cut on the avocado.
Step 7: Repeat Steps 3-6
Step 3: Firmly grab the avocado in non cutting hand
Step 4: Take knife and start cutting at the stem of the avocado
Step 5: Begin cutting downwards until you feel the pit
Step 6: Rotate knife around the pit
Follow the video for cutting the other side of the video.
Step 8: Put Knife Down
You won't need the knife again unless you decide to cut the avocado into smaller pieces.
Step 9: Twist and Pull/ Fall Apart
Once cut on both sides of the avocado twist and pull the two halves apart and set them side by side.
Step 10: Grab Spoon
Once you have the spoon take it and scoop the pit out. Don't forget to throw the pit away.
Step 11: Grab Spoon Again!
Take the spoon and carve between the flesh and skin.
Step 12: Remove Skin
Once the flesh is fully carved you can remove from the skin. Enjoy your avocado.