How to Make an Avocado Rose

Your ordinary avocado toast is about to get a snazzy upgrade.

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Sure, you could simply mash an avocado on some toast, dice it into a salad or slice it over a burrito bowl. Or you could be a little fancier and turn that green fruit into a flower, like Food Network Kitchen did with our Avocado Rose Eggs Benedict. Master the technique (it's easier than it looks), and you'll be topping your meals with these beauties any chance you get.

Step 1

Cut an avocado in half, remove the pit and peel, and place one half cut-side down on a cutting board.

Step 2

Slice the avocado thinly, crosswise. The thinner the slices are, the easier it will be to roll them into a rose.

Step 3

Put the flat side of your knife along the side of the avocado. Press the knife against the slices so they fan out, overlapping each other.

Step 4

Continue to press and guide the avocado slices with the knife, so they form a relatively long row.

Step 5

Now you're ready to roll. Starting from the thinner end of the avocado, curl the slices into a cylinder toward the center.

Step 6

Keep rolling (gently!).

Step 7

Continue curling the avocado slices until you get a 3- to 4-inch circle that looks like a rose. Place it on top of toast, a grain bowl, a salad, or anywhere else you like to enjoy avocado for a dish that's ready for its close up.