You've been slicing avocados wrong for all these years
Slicing an avocado seems like such an easy task — until you have to deal with ripeness and that pit.
Getting the pit out can be treacherous; I sliced my index finger just the other day when a not-sharp-enough knife skidded off the pit, landing on my skin instead.
But now I've discovered a much easier way, which also gets you perfect slices every time.
Rather than halve the avocado lengthwise, halve it crosswise, around the pit.
If the avocado is ripe, at this point you can simply give the avocado a gentle squeeze and the pit will drop right out. But the real twist comes once the pit is out.
You scoop out the avocado from the peel (or use your hands to actually peel the two halves if you're a perfectionist), then slice the avocado into rings.
At this point you can top your salad or sandwich with the rings or you can halve them, which is my preference so that you get nice thick gorgeous slices like these:
Lazy morning at my Airbnb in Echo Park. Made this sweet potato hash with zucchini, avocado and radish sprouts to fuel my day. I've been having such a good time down here, but definitely starting to miss my husband and fur babes. Wish I could bring the sun and warmth home to Portland tomorrow. #WuHausTrips