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Someone holding an avocado half and cutting into cubes.

How to Cut an Avocado

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: How-To
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


How To Cut An Avocado – a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to easily dice or slice an avocado every time!


  • 1 avocado
  • sharp knife


  1. Pick out a perfectly ripe avocado.
  2. Insert the knife down the middle of the avocado, lengthwise.  It won’t go all the way through because there is a large pit in the middle. Rotate the avocado in your hand to result in a cut, all the way to the pit, around the whole avocado.
  3. Hold each side of the avocado and give them a turn to fully separate the two halves.
  4. In one hand, hold half of the avocado that has the pit in it and very carefully hit the center of the pit with your knife.  The pit should stick, give it a twist, and remove easily.
  5. Sliced: firmly hold each half of the avocado in your hand and carefully make vertical slices down the inside of the avocado without breaking through the skin of the avocado.  If you want slices, stop here and scoop out the sliced avocado with a spoon by inserting it in between the flesh and the skin.
  6. Diced: to dice the avocado, simply give the avocado a turn after cutting vertical slices and carefully cut horizontal slices.  Resulting in diced avocado squares.  Now use a spoon to scoop them out but inserting the spoon in between the green flesh and the skin.
  7. Use your perfectly cut avocado any way you want – we love making Homemade Guacamole or an Avocado + Brown Rice Bowl!


  • Ripe: if you aren’t sure how to pick a ripe avocado – checkout these simple tips!  If they aren’t ripe yet, you can place avocados in a brown paper bag at room temperature to speed up the ripening process.
  • Storage: we love using stasher bags if you will use it soon or you can fill a container half full with water, place the avocado half flesh-side down, cover, and place in the fridge.