4 Awesome Ways To Slice Avocado

4 Awesome Ways To Slice Avocado

I think we can all agree: avocado = life! Avocados are magical in any way, shape or form (as long as you enjoy them at the perfect moment of ripeness).

We’ve been in love with these dinosaur-egg-looking fruits for years now. But usually we just chop them up on our food, mash it into guacamole, or spread avo on a slice of toast and call it a day. It’s nature’s butter after all!

Well, friends. Today we’re going to show you some really fancy ways to slice an avocado, so you can step up your game! We’ll also recommend a few ideas on where to use each style. Ready? Let’s have some fun learning how to slice avocado!

1. The Angel Wing Cut:

Ok, this is not the proper technical name for this way of slicing avocado. But why not create some funny names to remember them by? This cut is a lot simpler than it looks. Here’s how:

  • Slice your avocado in half. Twist to loosen the pit and pull it apart to separate the two halves.
  • Remove the peel on the half without the stone and slice that in half lengthwise. 
  • Gently start slicing into thin long evenly-spaced strips (see image below). Once you are done fan out the avocado so that the cuts open a bit. 

Where to use:

This decorative cut is great for veggie platters, hummus boards or vegetable ceviches. Or simply drizzled with some olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkled with some sea salt. Yum!

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2. The Simple Cut:

This one is very simple and perfect for those “not super ripe” avocados. Let’s see:

  • Slice your avocado in half. Pull it apart to separate the two halves.
  • Remove the peel on the half without the stone. 
  • Slice the half from top to bottom in semi-thick strips (see below) and stagger them. 

Where to use:

This cut is great for vegan cheese plates! You can put a toothpick in each slice so they can be easily picked up used on crackers. 

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3. The Peeler Slice:

This one is also super simple and, like the one above is great for those slightly firm avocados. How?

  • Slice your avocado in half. Pull it apart to separate the two halves.
  • Remove the peel on the half without the stone. 
  • With your veggie peeler (like this one!) peel the layer like you’re peeling a potato. 
  • They will tend to curl up and that’s fine. 

Where to use it:

This cut goes great atop pasta or zucchini noodles! Try it. 

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4. The Avocado Rose 

We’ve all seen those gorgeous looking avocado roses on Instagram or our favorite vegan magazines and fantasized about trying it ourselves, right? Let’s learn how! 

  • Slice your avocado in half. Pull it apart to separate the two halves.
  • Remove the peel on the half without the stone. 
  • Slice the avocado thinly, lengthwise. This is key—the slices need to be thin to form the rose. 
  • Gently spread out the slices to create a long straight line, keeping the flat edges on the work surface. Then, starting from one end, twirl them into a spiral rose shape. 

The more thinly you slice your avocado and the further you spread the slices apart, the bigger the rose will be!

Where to use it:

This gorgeous avocado rose is a dish in itself, but it would go perfectly in a buddha bowl full of vibrant colors!

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Have fun! 

Hope this inspires you to have more fun in the kitchen, get creative with ingredients and their presentation, and show even more love to avocados. Slice ’em, dice ’em, mash ’em up into guacamole, present ’em all fancy live we’ve shown above….however you cut it, the avocado is a magical food and definitely worthy of its title: “Nature’s Butter.”

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