This post is the first one that will go in detail about some techniques. We’ll start off quick and easy with a post revolving around the cutting and slicing of an avocado. Yup. Some of you might think, duuuh who doesn’t know how to do that? I chop avocados every morning for breakfast, and then again for dinner. Avocado is the best thing ever!
I, for one, am not that kind of person. If you are, I salute you for already having this wonderful taste. However, I have never been fond of avocado. Actually, I refused to eat it. The texture didn’t suit me, the taste was a bit strange. In short, just not my thing.
Anyhow, as I am getting older -cause I am THAT old- and wiser, I am learning to love this beautiful, versatile fruit. Yes, fruit! This surprised me a bit too be honest, not that I have given it that much thought. But technically, an avocado is a fruit.
Now that we have that established, let’s crack on with how to actually chop it. The method that I’m describing here can really only work with ripe fruits. But who wants to eat unripe avocados anyway, right?
How to Chop an Avocado:
- Slice the avocado in half horizontally.
- Put the knife in the avocado stone as shown on the photo. Proceed to pull the stone out.
- Cut some slices both horizontally and vertically (see photo).
- Scoop out the flesh with a spoon. The easiest way to do so is by placing the spoon between the skin and the flesh.
And know you have a sliced avocado! Go you!
By the way, you might want to learn this skill as you could apply it in next Monday’s recipe. What will it be? Cliffhanger alert!