After avocados are ripe, pit and slice them to place in salads or to make guacamole.
Step 1. With stainless-steel knife, cut avocado in half lengthwise around pit. Rotate two halves to separate; the pit will remain in one of the halves.
Step 2. Gently insert knife blade into pit; twist and remove pit on blade.
Step 4. Peel skin back. For guacamole, scoop the avocado flesh out with spoon. Rub exposed flesh with lemon or lime to prevent discoloration.