Maybe there are many CH peo. who know this technique, but I want to share it with those who might find it new and useful.
Slice your ripe avocado in half lengthwise. Insert the edge of a small sharp knife into the pit and pull out the pit from the flesh(serrated knife works best for this.)
Holding the avocado half in your palm, slice lengthwise through the flesh, just down to the skin, in straight parallel lines,1/3 "- 1/2" apart. If you want cubes,after slicing lengthwise, slice crosswise in parallel lines 1/2 " apart, cutting just down to the skin. now insert an oval soupspoon into the flesh, right next to the skin, and scoop out the whole half of the avocado. separate the flesh into its slices or cubes. eat whatever you didn't get in your scoop!
if you only need part of the avocado, leave the pit in (this supposedly helps it from discoloring), rejoin the 2 halves, put in sealed plastic bag or container, and refrigerate. use in 1-2 dys.