How To Cut The Perfect Avocado – Everytime

Avocado. Quite possibly one of the greatest foods on earth, next to butter and bacon.

Avocados are good for you, full of healthy fats, and turn salads, sandwiches, and so much more into magic. But how do you cut them so they present well and don’t get beat up in the process? Glad you asked…

How To Cube The Perfect Avocado

You’ll need a spoon, a sharp knife, a bowl, a cutting board, and (surprise!) an avocado.

Here’s what you need

Step #1

Slice the avocado length wise along the center.

Step #2

Twist the two sides of the sliced avocado to separate. Don’t pull or you’ll make it all ugly.

Step #3

Perfection. Now lets slice this baby up!

Step #4

To remove the seed, chop the knife into the seed (don’t cut off your fingers), and…

Step #5

Twist the knife so the seed pops out cleanly.

Step #6

Slice the avocado into cubes within the shell.

Step #7

Using a big spoon, slide it underneath the avocado skin and the avocado will pop out in perfect cubes!

Perfect Avocado Slices

Repeat steps 1 thru 5, but instead of cubing, we’re going to…


Slice the avocado lengthwise into about 8 different slices.

And then…

Scoop that sucker out just like you did before. Now you’ve got perfect, undamaged sliced avocado!

So, what are your favorite ways to eat avocado? Let us know in the comments below!

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24 Responses to How To Cut The Perfect Avocado – Everytime

  1. Ellen June 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    You make everything look so easy. Thanks so much.

    • beyondthepeel June 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

      You’re so sweet Ellen. Glad it helped!

  2. Carolyn June 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    There is no wrong way to eat an avocado!  Lately, I have been cutting them in half, removing the seed, and eating it right out of the skin.  It’s like a built in little avocado bowl, because I hold it right in the palm of my hand.  Before I eat it, I sprinkle it with some Himalayan sea salt, and it becomes the easiest, most convenient snack!  

    • beyondthepeel June 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      So true Carolyn! Pink Himalayan sea salt is my favorite!

  3. Carol Ann June 22, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    Always had trouble with the seed! Otherwise do the same. Love avocados with shrimp but often just eat out of the shell with a little sea salt. Thanks for the tips!

    • beyondthepeel June 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      I love eating it out of the shell with a little salt and pepper! Just twist the seed with the knife in it and it’ll come right out.

  4. Campona June 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    I use this ‘technique’ for mangos, not avocados. cut fruit in half, remove stone, slice in squares, then turn the inside out (does not work with avocados I think) and easily cut off the small pieces.
    avocados I usually mash simply with garlic, lemon juice, some hot sauce, sea salt.

    • beyondthepeel June 23, 2012 at 2:43 am #

      We use the same technique for mangoes too Campona. It works great! I don’t think it would work so great with an avocado, but I’ve never tried.

  5. The Café Sucré Farine June 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    Great post, love avocados and can’t get enough!

    • beyondthepeel June 23, 2012 at 2:41 am #

      Amen to that!

  6. Nancy Larma June 23, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    Straight up with a sprinkle of salt!!  Love avocados!

    • beyondthepeel June 23, 2012 at 2:42 am #

      You’re my kind of girl Nancy!

  7. Joanne June 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Now these are tips I definitely needed because my cut avocados always look like a hot mess!

    • beyondthepeel June 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

       Try it out Joanne. It’s super easy!

  8. Joyce Hawkinson June 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

    • beyondthepeel June 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

       That’s sounds heavenly! Especially if it’s balsamic reduction…yum!

  9. Lorraina Allen June 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    avocado mashed with a little lime juice and sea salt with guacamole flavoured tortilla chips, yummy for the tummy.

  10. Debra June 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Great useful tip.  I love avocados and my very favorite way to eat it is in a kale salad with honey-lemon vinaigrette.  I tasted it at Whole Foods in Austin Texas and recreated it at home.  Avocado can perk just about anything up!

    • beyondthepeel June 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

      So true Debra. I just love avocado on just about anything.

  11. Simon June 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    Avocado “nicely presented in slices” on a piece of Rye Bread with Soy Sauce drizzled over top! Or just pour some Soy Sauce in the Avocado half and enjoy…Au Naturel.

  12. Ca4ole July 2, 2012 at 2:01 am #

    Great tip, thank you.

  13. Jenn Erickson July 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    I cube my avocados the same way, but the slicing technique is new to me.  Can’t wait to try it!  Sharing your post on my Facebook page today.


  14. Tanya November 13, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    GENIUS! I have done all of this except that I always had a heck of a time getting that darn seed out! One half was beautiful and the other ended up mutilated. I’m so glad you shared!


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