I’ll never forget a vacation to Mazatlan, Mexico with a group of friends and all of us making dinner in the condo we were staying in. I was on guacamole duty and was cutting avocados in half (lengthwise) and scooping out the avocado with a spoon. Simple enough, right? Well one of the girls there was staring at me, and she finally said, “Ohhhh, so that’s how you do it?” I chuckled and asked, “How do you do it?” She proceeded to tell me that said she meticulously peels off the skin and always made a big slippery mess out of it. Now every time I cut into an avocado I giggle and think of that day.

Fast-forward 17 years later … (wow, was it that long ago?) I’m sure most people know how to cut an avocado. But do you know how to dice one?

Here is a short video on how to cut an avocado, remove the pit, and dice it. It is very similar to how I dice a mango. Super easy and less messy.

And speaking of avocados! I have an exciting announcement to make…drum roll please! I’m a weekly food content contributor to Parade Magazine! Can you believe it? I’m pretty darn excited about this. Please check out my 17 Unique Avocado Recipes article if you want more avocado inspiration, and be sure to keep an eye out for more of my articles and recipes over there.

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Written by Yvette  / Photo by Jeanine Thurston / Video by Pure Cinematography