Filed under, “I learned something new today,”: How to Peel and Pit an avocado. I realize that at 42 this shouldn’t have been such a mystery but the reality is that I hate avocados. Hate is a strong word that some people do not allow their children to use. I use it when I hate something as much as avocados. There is just something about the texture and earthy taste that tickles my gag reflex in a most unpleasant way. So yes, I hate them.
Why, you ask, would I need to know how to peel and pit an avocado if I truly hate them?
It isn’t because my husband loves avocado and my teenager devours guacamole. Well, actually it is. I decided to make this delicious Mexi-salad with fresh guacamole for lunch today and normally I would ditch the green stuff but I saw avocados on sale at Sprouts this morning and my hubby and I are doing the Whole 30 Program and the man needs some good filling fat to take his mind off of beer and sugar. So, there you have it.
I’ve butchered many an avocado in my time but today I only butchered one out of four so you can teach an old dog new tricks. After reading instruction here, I decided I needed to see a human actually peel and pit an avocado and end up with something that did not resemble green silly putty in the shape of an egg. Ditch all the other methods; the video above is quick and brilliant and will change your life. You are welcome.