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How to prepare an avocado

How to prepare an avocado

Here is how to get from an avocado only the flesh of the fruit.

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Last modified on: January 9th 2010

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How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
11 min.11 min.

Step by step recipe

1 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #1Remove the small hard end of avocado. 1 min.
2 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #2Take the avocado in your hand, press the knife blade onto the end of the fruit, and cut across until you meet the stone. 1 min.
3 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #3Then turn around the stone, until you come back to the starting point. 1 min.
4 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #4Then take hold the avocado with one half in each hand and twist in opposite directions... 1 min.
5 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #5... the two halves are easy detached. 1 min.
6 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #6To remove the stone, take the half which contains it in your hand, and give the stone a sharp blow with the knife: the blade will penetrate about half a centimetre ( ¼ inch). 1 min.
7 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #7Then give twist the knife, by holding avocado firmly... 1 min.
8 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #8... and the stone should come out easily. 1 min.
9 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #9To remove flesh, use a tablespoon... 1 min.
10 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #10... pass the tablespoon along the skin... 1 min.
11 How to prepare an avocado : Photo of step #11... and scoop out avocado flesh in one movement. 1 min.
12 To recap, watch the complete operation in this video.

Remarks

The best avocado kind is, in my opinion, the "Hass", almost purple or black and knobbly. Beware of perfect green shiny avocados, they have no taste. In general, let's say that the uglier they are, the better.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
8038 gr188 gr3 gr
40 %3 %18 %<1 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3213 gr75 gr1 gr
16 %1 %7 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For : 1.50 €

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