What is Chiffonade-How To Chop Herbs

To chiffonade is to slice in thin strips. So when you are slicing your basil or other leafy greens, layer the leaves one on top of another and roll into a tight bundle. Hold the bundle down with one hand, and with the other hand grab your knife and slice across the bundle creating long ribbons. Here are a few of my favorite recipes with basil…

Cheesy Basil Vegetables
Panzanella Salad
4 Cheese Margarita Pizza 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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6 comments on “What is Chiffonade-How To Chop Herbs”

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  2. oooo I didn't realise that was what it was called!

  3. Excellent tip. Its very useful. I'm afraid of chopping close to my fingers. I think anytime I'll miscalculate and chop my fingers off.
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  4. What a great tip! I am very inexperienced in chopping herbs..

  5. Great tip, Carrian! For the longest time, I tried to chop basil like I would cilantro or something like that and it was a nightmare until I got the nerve to try the chiffonade (I always thought it was too hard but it's not) and it revolutionized my basil chopping life.

  6. I love how pretty it is – perfect for garnishing so many dishes!