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Slice an avocado with ease in 4 easy steps

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Updated: October 6, 2012 6:01AM

There’s nothing worse than a mushy avocado when you want picture-perfect slices.

Follow these four simple steps to slice an avocado neatly:

1. Slice in half lengthwise around the pit, then twist the two halves in opposite directions to separate.

2. Hold the half with the pit in a kitchen towel. Carefully knock the bottom end of a knife blade into the pit.

3. Twist the knife to remove the pit. Use the edge of a cutting board or trash can to pull the pit off the knife.

4. Slice or dice the avocado in its skin with a paring knife and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.

Scripps Howard News Service

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