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How To Peel An Avocado - 5 Easy Steps

Learn the best way on how to peel an avocado. I always thought the best way was using a spoon after you cut the avocado but that simply is not true.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to peel an avocado
Servings: 2
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Bob


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 pinch salt optional


  • Wash the avocado under cold running water. Try to rub it with your hands or if you have a food scrub brush go ahead and use it.
  • Cut in half. Use a sharp knife and cut the long way in the middle. Rotate the knife and avocado as you go. Make sure to take your time so you do not cut yourself.
  • Take the blade of the knife and stick it into the seed. When it is stuck in the pit rotate it to remove the seed.
  • Slice the halved avocado into more pieces. What you are doing is really quartering the avocado.
  • Peel the skin off the slices that you made.



Tips - Use a kitchen cloth when you grab the seed to remove it from the knife. This will make sure you do not get cut.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg