UrbnSpice Tips and Techniques Series
Chiffonade is a knife skill that is easy to learn. This post will show you How to Chiffonade using leafy tender greens, such as mint, basil, lettuce leaves, kale and similar greens.
Chiffonade is a simple technique of stacking leaves; rolling the leaves into a tight (often referred to as cigar shaped) cylinder, and then cutting very fine ‘slices’ of the rolled up leaves. With a sharp knife, you can quickly create fine shreds of leafy greens such as kale to add to soups, or basil or mint to add as a garnish to salads or drinks, or piles of shredded iceberg lettuce packed into a loaded sandwich.
How to Chiffonade
Remember, practice makes perfect. Have fun with a new culinary term: ‘chiffonade’. Use this new knife skill to create your own pile of chiffonade of kale, mint, lettuce, basil, etc.
Recipes for Practicing Chiffonade:
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