How to prepare avocados

Whether you're making guacamole or whizzing up a smoothie, the Good Food cookery team show you how to stone and skin an avocado with minimal effort.

Points to remember

  • Use a medium or large cook’s knife to cut the avocado in half, rolling the avocado so you cut around the stone. Twist the two halves to separate.
  • Use a teaspoon to remove the stone from the centre of the avocado.
  • Use a dessert spoon to scoop the whole avocado flesh out from the shell if required. Cut into slices, chunks or mash with a fork.
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PREPARING AVOCADOS

Stop avocado discolouring by sprinkling over an acid such as citrus juice or vinegar, or if mashing, placing the stone in the mashed avocado will have the same effect.