by Monica Reinagel, M.S., L.D./N.
Have you ever tried to cube an avocado for a recipe and ended up with a slimy, green pile of misshapen, half-mashed blobs? Never again. Here are 3 Quick and Dirty (and tidy) steps to a perfectly cubed avocado:
Tip: This works best on an avocado that’s fully ripe but not too mushy.
Run a knife around the avocado lengthwise, cutting down to the pit. Cup the avocado in both hands and twist the two halves in opposite directions to separate. Remove the pit by (carefully!) spearing it with your knife and twisting gently to pop it free.
With the cut side up, slice each avocado half in both directions, gently cutting down to—but not through—the skin to create the desired cube size.
Hold the avocado, cut side down, over a bowl and gently invert the skin by pushing down in the center and pulling up gently on the edges. Your perfect avocado cubes will pop right out. (Use your fingers to gently free any sticklers.)