I’m blogging a quick description on the best way to peel an avocado, because, crazily(!), I just learned this.
I figure there’s someone else out there who needs to know, too.
Ready to peel an avocado?
- Cut the avocado in half.
- Twist it to open it.
- Take out the pit with a knife by gently, but effectively, tapping the blade into the pit. Be careful.
Are ya with me so far? I knew those first steps all along… it’s the next bit that I didn’t realize.
- Now, cut each half… in half again so it’s quartered (as pictured above – you see three avocados in my picture).
- Grab a bit of the peel with a couple of fingers and peel the peel off like you would peel a banana. THAT’S the brilliant part – it’s so easy. You get ALL of the avocado with none left behind as can happen with a spoon scooping it out (and, now, you don’t have a spoon to clean). Plus, you get a good look to see about any bruised pieces you want to discard.
PLUS, most of the nutrition of the avocado is supposedly right in that dark green part next to the peel so don’t leave any behind. Peeling an avocado as I do now, I get maximum nutrition.
Time to make some guacamole. You know the kind… the This Sh*t Is Too Easy kind.
PS. If everyone knew this about peeling avocados thang, except for me, don’t tell me, okay?
Image credit would be to these people, but once you’re there they credit it back to google.