How To Peel an Avocado
Step 1: Slice the Avocado
Slice all the way around the pit and through both ends of the fruit with a chef's knife.
Step 2: Separate Halves
Twist the halves in opposite directions and pull them apart.
Step 3: Ditch the Pit
Tap the pit sharply with the knife and twist the blade to lift the pit.
Step 4: Cut Lines
With a paring knife, score each avocado half by cutting parallel lines down to the peel and then cutting another set perpendicular to the first ones.
Step 5: Scoop Loose Pieces
Use a large spoon to scoop the avocado pieces into a bowl. Since avocado flesh quickly turns brown when exposed to air, sprinkle with a little fresh lemon juice to slow discoloration.
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