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How to Cut an Avocado

This post shows you with step by step photos as well as a video how to cut an avocado safely. We also cover how to tell if an avocado is ripe, different ways to slice it, and delicious recipes to make with avocado!
Prep Time3 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 321kcal


  • 1 avocado (ripe)


  • Slice- 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- Twist gently until the avocado separates into two halves.
  • Remove Pit- 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.
  • Slice- Still protecting your hand with the tea towel, slice strips into the avocado without cutting through the skin.
    slicing into an avocado resting on a towel
  • Scoop- Scoop out the avocado with a spoon, and enjoy.
    scooping sliced avocado out of the skin with a spoon
  • Alternate- You can also 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