Pitting and Slicing Avocados

After avocados are ripe, pit and slice them to place in salads or to make guacamole.


Avocado 1
Step 1.

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.

Avocado 2
Step 2.

Step 2. Gently insert knife blade into pit; twist and remove pit on blade.

Avocado 3
Step 3.

Step 3. Hold pitted avocado half in hand, or place on cutting board. Cut slices just to, not through, skin.

Avocado 4
Step 4.

Step 4. Peel skin back. For guacamole, scoop the avocado flesh out with spoon. Rub exposed flesh with lemon or lime to prevent discoloration.