The Best Way to Cut an Avocado + 21 Recipes

You know those moments when you see someone doing something and it makes you cringe because you know there is a better way to do it and all you want to do is jump in and do it for them (and it doesn’t matter if they are a stranger)?

Yeah, that’s how I feel with avocados. More particularly the actual process of cutting an avocado.

I love avocados. So much. I literally could eat them every day and pretty soon here, I’ll be buying myself an avocado tree. It only makes sense!  I don’t really want to talk about how nutritious an avocado is or how the fat found in avocado is actually good for you but if you want to read a little more about that stuff, you can click on this link.

One thing I DO want to mention is that I read a few articles mentioning it’s best to get as close to the inner skin of the avocado because that’s where the nutrients congregate. What I am about to show you really is the best way to cut an avocado because it’s super easy to scoop the meat right next to the skin.

I almost wasn’t able to visually show you the best way to cut an avocado because as I was taking photos, I quickly realized I needed either A) a tripod B) an extra set of hands. Of course, I had neither. I had to really tap into my creative side and luckily I was able to come up with some sort of contraption. Check this out…

Pretty impressive, right? I thought so, too. I usually can’t come up with this kind of stuff but desperate needs called for desperate measures.

Anyway! I like making people’s lives easier so if you were unsure of the best way to cut an avocado then here’s an easy way that makes sense — and it still looks pretty.

Because everything deserves to look pretty, right?

(make sure to scroll all the way down for 21 different ways to use your gorgeously cut avocado)


The Best Way to Cut an Avocado













How to Cut an Avocado
Serves: 15-20 cookies
Necessary Equipment
  • Hand mixer (where to buy)
  • Small food processor like a Ninja Prep (where to buy), optional
  • 1 cup pastured butter, softened
  • ½ cup organic powdered sugar (where to find)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2¼ cup einkorn flour, sifted (where to find)
  • small pinch unrefined real salt (where to find)
  • ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts (soaked and dehydrated)*
  • Powdered sugar to dip cookies in
  1. TO SOAK WALNUTS the day before: Place 2 cups walnuts in a bowl of filtered water with 1 tsp real salt; let sit overnight (7-24 hours). After time is complete, place on a dehydrator sheet and dry for 10 hours at 115º. If you do not have a dehydrator, place on the lowest setting in your oven for 10-12 hours. Taste test and see if they are crunchy and there is no more moisture left
  2. NEXT DAY: Heat oven to 400º
  3. Mix butter, powdered sugar and vanilla with a hand mixer
  4. Stir in flour, salt and nuts
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls
  6. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet
  7. Bake until set but not brown, 8-9 minutes
  8. Let sit for 5 mins; roll into powdered sugar while warm; roll in powdered sugar again
*I used my small food processor to chop the walnuts in about 5 seconds!


21 ways to use your avocado

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Aside from being a wannabe backyard homesteader who wrangles chickens and free-range kids, Loriel is the owner/creator of the professional natural lifestyle blog Naturally Loriel, owner of the organic spice blend business Naturally Free, and freelance professional food photographer.

'The Best Way to Cut an Avocado + 21 Recipes' has 5 comments

  1. May 12, 2014 @ 6:21 pm Tom

    In step 4 I use a butter knife.
    Because it doesn’t have a sharp edge it can not cut through the skin but it still can slice the flesh of the avo 🙂


  2. May 12, 2014 @ 7:08 pm Chris

    that’s EXACTLY how I cut avocados!


  3. June 21, 2014 @ 2:04 am Candace @ Candida Free Candee

    Great tips!


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