How to Pit and Peel an Avocado

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
California Hass Avocados

California Hass Avocados

I recently learned a *new trick* on how to pit and peel an avocado (like a boss).

It’s the easiest thing ever, and it has its benefits. Never again will you risk losing a finger with that old hack-at-the-pit method. And, never again will you scrape at half an avocado with a spoon.

Ready for your tutorial? It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

How to Pit and Peel an Avocado

How to Pit and Peel an Avocado

  1. Cut the avocado into quarters by cross-sectioning it lengthwise.
  2. Break it apart and remove the pit (easy, huh?!)
  3. Peel the skin off like a banana from top to bottom.

If your avocado is ripe, the peel will come right off. All the nutrients are in that bright green part closest to the peel. Using this peeling method, you’ll get all of it — no scraping required!

Is it me, or do you just want to make a BIG bowl of guacamole now?

*****

(Special thanks to Top Chef Masters Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, and California Avocadosj for sharing this tip with us at EVO!)

23 Responses to “How to Pit and Peel an Avocado”

  1. Deb H. says:

    That’s the only way I do it…in fact, just had one of those lovelies with dinner!

  2. Jeff says:

    I always want to make a big bowl of guacamole right now.

  3. I did this too and have it on board for next week ;-) LOL Seriously, this was one of the coolest tricks from the weekend ;-)

    Hope you approve of my remembering of our group’s guac ;-) xo

  4. Silvia says:

    That’s right, there are a few tricks to peel avocados and this is a good one, and yes, I running to my kitchen right now to make some guacamole to put next to the eggs we are having for breakfast!

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  6. I love the photos. Great tutorial. Love your guts.

  7. Gina says:

    This has been one of my lives great mysteries solved! No more flinging avocado pits across the room! Great to pass along the tutorial!

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  9. Ladygoat says:

    Nice tip!  I’ll have to try it!

  10. Clara says:

    Getting the peel off is a new trick for me – thanks for the great pics!

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