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Quick video: how to stone an avocado

Learn how to stone an avocado in just 20 seconds (watch the video above). Remember to be careful with the knife.

Step-by-step guide: how to stone an avocado

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1. Cut your avocado in half lengthways.

2. Twist the two halves apart using your hands.

3. Whack the avocado stone with a sharp knife (be careful!) so that it becomes lodged; twist to remove the stone.

4. Use a large dessert spoon to scoop out the avocado.

5. Why not use your newfound skill in the recipe below?

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ROASTED TOMATOES AND AVOCADO ON TOAST RECIPE

30 minutes, serves 2, EASY

plum tomatoes 4, halved

wholegrain or sourdough bread 4 thin slices

avocado 1 small, halved, peeled and stoned

lemon ½, juiced

cayenne pepper a pinch

cress or baby rocket leaves a handful to serve

step 1

Grill the tomatoes for 20 minutes until soft. Toast the bread. Using a fork, mash the avocado with lemon juice and cayenne, then spread it over the toasted bread. Top with the tomatoes and some cress or baby rocket leaves.

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per serving 237 kcals, fat 10.6g, saturates 2.2g, carbs 27.8g, fibre 4.2g, protein 5.4g, salt 0.6g