I inherited my love of avocados from my mom. When I was in high school, she showed me how to prepare one for guacamole: carefully whacking the pit with a hefty blade, twisting to remove, and then cutting a grid pattern into the flesh before scooping with a large spoon. From there: mash, mash, mash.
The task never bothered me — avocados are so delicious that the semi-annoying way that they exist is just kind of ... well, fine, I guess. The extra time to slice, pit, and dice a bunch of the gator-skinned goodies before friends arrive for Taco Tuesday? Totally worth it.
But, no more. It turns out that the secret to super-fast avocado prep lies in an unassuming tool you already own.