TOOLS NEEDED

  • Sharp Knife (optional)
  • Cutting Board


You can cut open lychee with your hands or a knife.


Fruit is ripe when wrinkled

STEP 1
Insert a small knife or fingernail just under the top of the lychee (right under where the stem was).

Cut open vertically

STEP 2
Pull away the lychee shell's top and peel the rest of the lychee like you would an orange.

Cut open looks like this

STEP 3
Stand the lychee stem-side down on the chopping board. Slice down to the seed and along one side of the lychee.

Scoop out the seeds

STEP 4
With the knife blade, pull apart the white flesh. Pull out the seed.
 
 

The inside of the shell looks like this

STEP 5
Slice or cut as desired.