How to dice an avocado

How to dice an avocado

Avocado is an increasingly popular breakfast choice and is also a great addition to salads, smoothies and even desserts. A real superfood, avocado is full of nutrients and healthy fats and low in cholesterol and sodium.

Learning to de-stone and cut an avocado is a simple, quick task, as long as you have a sharp knife. Ensure that the avocado is ripe as not only will the taste be inferior when unripe, but it will also be difficult to cut neatly and safely.

Method

1
Place the avocado lengthways on a chopping board. Using a large, sharp knife, make a simple cut sideways into the avocado, slicing it in half
2
When the knife hits the stone, follow the line of the stone to slice all the way around
3
Twist the two halves apart to open
4
To remove the stone, take the heel of the knife and tap into the stone. Twist the stone and pull out to remove
5
Cut each half into quarters to make the avocado easier to peel
6
Take a small paring knife and insert the tip just under the skin of one quarter. Pull the peel away from the flesh to remove
7
Place the peeled wedges flat-side down on the board and slice lengthways to create thinner pieces
8
Turn the pieces sideways and hold the avocado with a claw-like grip then cut into dice, remembering to slice with the knife rather than pushing or forcing it through the flesh