I love avocados! I even went to an elementary school that was named after an avocado, “Fuerte”. That’s what happens when you grow up in So.Cal. There are avocado farms all over the hills in San Diego. After making lots of guacamole, turkey sandwiches with avocado, and yummy salads topped with avocado, I thought I’d share a few tips for using these delicious treats of nature.
I always slice my avocado lengthwise then slide the halves apart. Then with a gentle squeeze pop out the seed. If the avocado is not perfectly ripe, strike it with a knife blade and turn it slightly, then lift up the knife and the seed will be attached. You can throw the seed away, or keep it and place it in the leftover guacamole to help preserve it’s freshness (this is kind of a joke to me, since we NEVER have leftover guac!).
Whether I am using an avocado for guacamole or for a salad or sandwich, I always cut it up in the skin. Just slice it in your hand softly so that you do not pierce through the skin. This is especially helpful if your avocado is not quite ripe.
Since avocados are slippery cutting them in their skin helps keep them all uniform without getting a cutting board all messy.
Then with a spoon, simply scoop out the avocado.
If you are making guacamole, it is now ready to add your other ingredients. For a salad or sandwich just scoop it right on top!
What do you like your avocados on? Do you have a great avocado recipe? Leave a comment below and share!
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