It’s ironic that some of the best fruits for you are the most difficult to cut. Perhaps that’s why there’s a market for those fancy, single use fruit cutting gadgets that promise to slice, dice and prep your produce in seconds. Check out the following quick tips to get your produce properly prepared using standard kitchen utensils that you already own.
Whatever type of fruit you are cutting, be sure to clean up all juices to prevent an infestation of Fruit Flies in your kitchen.
How to Cut a Kiwi
The Kiwi Fruit is quite delicious, but for many a bit intimidating. Do you peal then cut? Cut then peal? It does seem like a lot of effort for this bit sized fruit, but this simple trick will have a Kiwi on your breakfast plate in no time flat. Directions at Berries.com
How to Slice an Avocado
I love to have an avocado sliced in my summer salad. My preference is that it not be mangled and squashed. Let’s go a sliced avocado that might be pin worthy of Pinterest here. For a nice presentation, Simply Recipes provides two ways to cut and peal an avocado. Note: The squashed and mangled approach is fine if you are planning on making guacamole. Actually, it might even save you some prep time.
How to Cut a Pineapple
I love pineapple! I’m not sure it is even possible to get a bad one – at least I never have. But, I don’t love cutting a pineapple – who does? Delish walks you through the steps for the most efficient way to cut a pineapple.
Cutting an Orange or Grapefruit into Sections
To segment an orange or grapefruit for cooking or in a fruit salad, the most difficult part is removing the peel. Here is an easy way to cut the fruit into segments while keeping the sections intact and juicy. The Spruce shows you how to easily cut citrus sections.
How to Cut a Mango
Ah, last but not least, the juicy Mango. Somehow, I seem to get more juice on the counter that what stays in the mango. So, I turned to Mango.org for the best way to cut a mango.
I hope these fruit cutting hacks will save you time when you next prepare a fresh fruit salad! Enjoy.