Chiffonade is a chopping technique where leafy greens are turned into little ribbons. It’s especially great for fresh herbs with big leaves like basil!

How to Chiffonade

You will need clean Basil (or whatever herb you are working with), a sharp knife and a cutting board.

  1. Pile up the leaves in a small stack, removing any stems or damaged leaves.
  2. Roll them up into a little cigar. Hold the bundle of leaves together as you…

  3. Slice through the leaves.

Yup, it really is just that simple!