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How to Cut an Avocado

How to cut an avocado (and not cut yourself!)- showing you how to protect your hand while cutting an avocado.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 321kcal


  • 1 avocado (ripe)


  • Protecting your hand with a thick tea towel, cup the avocado firmly, and work a paring knife around the outside of the avocado until you have cut it in half.
  • Twist gently until the avocado separates into two halves.
  • Hold the side of the avocado with the pit firmly in your tea towel-protected hand.
  • With a sharp chef's knife, firmly hit the avocado pit with the knife, so it goes into the pit. Twist and remove the pit.
  • Still protecting your hand with the tea towel, slice strips into the avocado without cutting through the skin.
  • Scoop out the avocado with a spoon, and enjoy.
  • Alternatively, you can peel the avocado and slice it on a cutting board.



Serving: 1avocado | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 974mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 20.1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.1mg