I love to make homemade guacamole to go with some of our favorite Mexican dishes. I used to peel the avocado like you would a potato, then, I read in a magazine how you’re supposed to peel them. Wow! It’s so easy now!
First you slice the avocado lengthwise until you hit the seed. Then, you curve the knife around, cutting around the seed, like you would a boiled egg if you wanted to keep the yolk intact.
Next, you hold the avocado in both with one hand on either side of the slice and simply twist in opposite directions until it comes apart.
Finally, simply scoop the…what do you call it? Fruit? Pulp? Anyway, whatever it is, you just scoop it out with a spoon. If you’ve got a good, ripe avocado, it just scoops out in one piece and you can just scrap any remnants out of the inside of the peel.
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.