Techniques for cutting avocados
Hold avocado upright. Cut in half lengthwise, running knife around the pit. Carefully plant knife blade into pit and twist gently to remove from flesh.
Cut a grid pattern into flesh without piercing peel. Scoop out cubes with a spoon. Perfect for tacos.
Remove peel and slice. Perfect for sandwiches.
Remove peel and mash flesh with a fork. Perfect for guacamole. Add lime juice to prevent browning.
How to quickly ripen an avocado
Place avocado and banana in a brown paper bag
The ethylene produced by the banana ripens the avocado faster. Let ripen for 24 to 48 hours.