Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Easy no-mess diced avocado

I love fresh creamy diced avocado on my taco salad! I can't remember where I first heard about this easy no-mess avocado dicing, but thought I'd share for those who haven't seen it before.

Delicious taco salad!
My delicious taco salad this evening! The taco meat and beans were from the freezer, making this a very easy meal.

Slice the avocado in half lengthwise

Step 1: Slice the avocado in half length-wise. There is a pit inside, so it will be like cutting a peach in half... slice around the pit.

Twist avocado open

Step 2: Twist the avocado gently to open. One side will have the pit still attached.

Use knife to remove avocado pit

Step 3: (Carefully) pop a sharp knife onto the avocado pit, so it enters the pit without bruising the avocado.

Step 4: Twist the knife to remove the pit.

Slice the avocado in the peel

Step 5: Gently slice the avocado while still inside its skin.

Slice in the other direction to get diced avocado

Step 6: Gently slice the avocado in the other direction to make diced avocado.

Use a spoon to remove diced avocado from the skin

Step 7: Scoop the diced avocado out of the shell with a large spoon (not a knife like I did in this picture).

Taco salad

Enjoy on your favorite salad! Yummy! :)

Rachel submitted a kitchen tip on dicing avocados a couple weeks ago, which basically says the same thing I just did... :)

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Comments

That is a great way to remove the avocado pit!

Here is my tip for using flaxseed meal as an oil or egg replacement: http://www.premeditatedleftovers.com/2010/04/flax-seed-meal-can-be-used-to-replace.html

Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers

http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2010/04/kitchen-tip-bread-pans.html

My dad said he also couldn't stand the taste of cilantro at first but he gave it another try down the line and now likes it as much as my mom and I do. My mom puts it in every green salad she makes and dresses them with homemade dressings she creates. I tried it and if you like cilantro, I have to agree, it is delicious!

I do that with mangoes. Works like a charm!

Here is my link for today: why you should make convenience food mixes at home.
http://www.islandhomemaker.com/2010/04/top-ten-reasons-make-own-mix/

Awesome avocado tip Tammy!

Here's my link: http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/the-most-nutritious-sweeteners

Thanks!
Laura
www.heavenlyhomemakers.com

From Becky--

http://delightthyselfinthelord.blogspot.com/2010/04/kitchen-tip-tuesday_10.html

Have a great day! Your taco salad looks great!

Here's my tip for making homefries:

http://trialanderrorhomeec.blogspot.com/2010/04/ktt-making-great-homefries.html

Rachel

http://thelocalcook.com/2010/04/13/10-top-green-kitchen-tips/

Oh, your tip reminds me of one I posted on my blog recently about how to make cutting up sweet potatoes SO much easier:

http://lifeblessons.blogspot.com/2010/02/kitchen-tip-for-easily-chopping.html

carmen @ life blessons

Love the avocado ideas....

I have a great way to keep celery fresh ~
http://www.adventuresofastayathomemom.com/2010/04/keeping-celery-fresh.html

Kim @ Adventures of a SAHM

http://creamerchronicles.blogspot.com/2010/03/no-baking-powder-no-problem.html

Thanks,
JoAnn

Here's my tip for filling muffin tins quickly.

http://kidandkid.com/?p=210

I love fresh avocado. Unfortunately, since our last move, I rarely can find ripe avocado at the stores. It's usually rock hard.

Great tip. I love avocado, too, but my husband doesn't, so we don't eat it a lot.

My tip for making iced tea is here: http://more-than-rubies-blog.blogspot.com/2010/04/easy-iced-tea.html

here is my post for easy substitues to things we need http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2010/04/kitchen-tip-easy-food-substitutions.html

my daughter loves avocados and I will share these tips with her

Now why didn't I think of that? You just made my life much easier. :)

Your pictures look GREAT! They have really come a long way.

Thank you, Mrs. W! :) Yes... it is funny to see what my food photos looked like a few years ago! :P :)

My tip is for a recipe holder for recipes printed off the internet.

http://lindaslunacy.blogspot.com/2010/04/nifty-recipe-holder.html

Linda
http://www.lindaslunacy.blogspot.com

http://daveandliz.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/day-109/

been a reader for a while and never commented - love your recipes!! :)

Thank you! :)

Oops, left my last comment on the wrong post! Here's my tip:

http://homemakerscottage.blogspot.com/2009/11/ive-mentioned-before-on-this-blog-that.html

I just wanted to comment on how delicious and fresh your taco salad looks. I am trying it this weekend and can't wait!

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