To properly peel an avocado, you need to know some tricks, otherwise some of the pulp may be lost. Six simple steps – and the fruit can be eaten.
Place the avocado on a cutting board and cut in half with a knife. When you feel that the knife has rested on the bone, turn the fruit and, without removing the knife, go around the whole avocado with it.
Gently holding both halves in your hand, twist them to separate the avocado in half.
There will be a pit in one of the halves of the avocado. Pry it a little with a knife, make rotational movements, and the bone itself will separate from the pulp.
Now you will need to work with each half of the avocado separately. Take it with your hand, insert a tablespoon close to the skin of the avocado. Move the spoon towards the middle of the fruit, trying to be as close to the skin as possible. The pulp should come off in one piece.
Remove any dark spots on the flesh, peel, then the avocado can be cut for cooking or mashed as needed.
Note: This peeling method requires some experience, but is the fastest and most efficient way to get the flesh out of an avocado in one piece. Avocados darken quickly when exposed to air, so use them immediately or wrap them in plastic wrap. A little lemon or lime juice will help keep the color of the avocado.