Just use a fork to gently poke a few holes in it and lay it on a paper towel. In about 45 minutes, the avocado should be ready to eat!
If you have an hour or two before you want to use the avocado for your meal, just place the peeled fruit into a dish of water set inside of your refrigerator. The liquid will help protect from browning without causing too much moisture build-up because as long as you change out the water or drain excess liquid every 2 hours or so, what’s absorbed should be minimal. 60% of an avocado by weight is fat – meaning that storing it out at room temperature can cause deterioration due to oxidation and rancidity rather quickly.