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How to Prepare Avocado

Avocados are fun to eat, nutritious, and heart-healthy.

STEPS

  1. Cut in half lengthwise around the seed. Twist halves apart. 
  2. Tap seed firmly with knife blade and twist to remove.  
  3. Gently cut into squares without piercing skin.  
  4. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Discard skin and seed. 

Here’s a delicious recipe you can try at home:

Avocado Toast
Makes 1 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ avocado, peeled and seeded
  • ½ teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 slice whole grain bread, toasted
  • Optional: Red pepper flakes, scrambled or fried eggs

DIRECTIONS

  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Combine avocado, lemon or lime juice, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mash and mix with a fork.
  3. Spread avocado mixture on top of toasted bread.
  4. If desired, top with red pepper flakes or scrambled or fried eggs.

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