#AD Labor Day May be rapidly approaching, signaling the end of summer, but these @missionavocados are available through September. Don’t let the Summer of Avocados end! •
When you’re ready to eat your avocados (which is always!), make sure they’re ripe. Not sure how to judge ripeness? Here’s a quick reminder:
🥑Gently press narrow top to feel for softness
🥑Once avocado yields SLIGHTLY to gentle pressure, it’s firm-ripe and best for slicing and dicing. If it yields EASILY to gentle pressure, take that delicious avo and mash it into guacamole or a pureed dressing or cold soup.
And for those of you looking for help with slicing and dicing, here’s a quick tutorial on 🥑How to Cut an Avocado🥑: Place avocado on cutting board, use a sharp chef’s knife and slice through the avocado lengthwise until you feel the knife hitting the pit. Then rotate the avocado, keeping the knife steady, to make a cut all around the pit. Twist the two halves apart.
Remove the pit using your knife by aiming the knife at the pit and whack into it (may want to use a dish towel to hold the avocado or place it on a cutting board cradled in a dish towel), using enough force that the knife won’t slip. Twist the knife to pull out the pit.
Two ways to dice:
Use your knife’s tip to score avocado flesh, making squares, then scoop it out with a spoon. OR,
For neat slices, use your spoon to loosen skin all the way around and scoop out the flesh whole. Place flat side down on cutting board and slice diagonally withyour knife.