How to open a SlimCado

When you want guacamole, it doesn’t matter how you get the avocado out. But to slice or chop avocado, there’s a trick or two worth noting. Grab a knife, a serving spoon (if it’s a SlimCado) and a cutting surface.

Step 1

Slice downward into the avocado from the stem. Cut until you hit the seed.

Rock the knife around the avocado to slice around the seed.

Hold the avocado from the bottom (opposite of the stem). Note the cutting line on each side of the fruit. Slice from one side to the other, making sure to connect to the cut line on the other side.

Step 2

Using the knife’s blade centered on the seed, separate the two halves of the avocado.

Implant the knife’s blade into the avocado seed. Pull to extract.

Step 3

Take a large spoon and scoop out the avocado meat on both sides.

Step 4

Place the knife blade against the avocado’s flesh (seed cavity seed). Use the knife and spoon to flip the avocado seed cavity side down or add to a bowl for mashing.

Mashed, slices or chops


If you’re mashing for avocado toast or guacamole, add the avocado meat to a bowl and mash away. For a fun guacamole dish use one of the avocado’s shells to hold it.


With the seed cavity downward on the cutting surface, slice to your desired width.

Chopped, chunks or diced

With the avocado’s seed cavity facing downward, use a knife to slice horizontally. One or two slices, depending on the thickness desired for the pieces.

Then chop from stem to bottom, also in your desired width


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