Shingled avocados look gorgeous in a salad and create more surface area to sprinkle with salt, a dressing, or other toppings. And while this restaurant maneuver looks fancy, it is easy to do at home.
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How To Pit, Slice, and Shingle an Avocado
1. Halve each avocado lengthwise by cutting around the pit with a sharp knife. Remove the knife and twist the avocado pieces apart with your hands.
2. Strike the pit sharply with your knife. Then, twist the blade to remove the pit. Keep your fingers safe by using a clean dish towel to pull the pit off the blade.
3. Use a large spoon to remove flesh from each half. Lay each avocado half cut side down on your cutting board. Having the flat side down gives you more stability to thinly slice the avocado lengthwise, keeping the pieces in place.
4. Once the avocado is sliced, gently press down on the avocado half with your hand so that the slices fan out. Use a bench scraper to transfer the fanned avocado to a serving platter, a piece of toast, a grain bowl, or anything you want topped with the avocado slices.