Learning how to cut an avocado is a crucial skill that's super quick and easy to do, once you learn how to properly pit and peel it! With a few tips and tricks, you can also determine when an avocado is ripe, and how to best store it for later.
Slice the avocado lengthwise until you feel the knife hit the pit. Turn the avocado on its side and spin it while continuing to cut it in half with the knife.
Twist the two halves to separate them once the avocado is completely cut down the center.
Carefully hit the pit with your knife to remove it. Rotate the pit until it loosens and lift up.
Remove the pit from the knife by pressing on it from the unsharpened side with your thumb and pointer finger until it dislodges.
From this point you can either cut the avocado into slices or cubes by holding it in your hand or on a cutting board. (You'll want to be extremely careful if holding the avocado in your hand. If cutting this way, use a duller knife so your knife does not cut through the avocado's skin.)
For slices, use a knife to cut thin slices of avocado.
For cubes, cut slightly thicker strips, about ½-inch wide. Rotate the avocado 90-degrees and cut additional ½-inch wide slices.