If you want to eat an avocado by itself, make sure that it is ripe but not overripe. The outside of fruit should be soft but not too soft.
Cut the avocado in half with a butter knife. The flesh inside should be soft, green/yellow, but not overly black/moldy (i.e. overripe). Remove and discard
If desired (and I recommend this), **light
ly** sprinkle some seasoned salt
(such as Lawry's) on each half. Eat the flesh out of each half slowly and enjoyingly by scooping out with a metal spoon. Discard
the tough, inedible thick skin.
and green but not too black inside)