Avocados are a source of healthy fat, protein, and fibre so we should be including more of them in our diets. They’re great in salads, as sandwich toppers, and on their own with a spritz of lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt. But more importantly, there’s guacamole. If we’re going to be eating more avocados — and who can resist the delicious recipes all over the internet — opening an avocado shouldn’t end in a mushy mess.
Follow these four easy steps for a perfectly opened avocado without the mess:
1. Cut around the avocado, lengthwise. Cut through to the pit.
2. Twist the two halves of the avocado and separate them.
3. Embed the knife blade into the pit and twist out the pit.
4. Scoop out each avocado half using a tablespoon and slice or mash, as needed.