How To Chiffonade Mint Leaves

Mint, basil, and other leafy herbs make a wonderful addition to a variety of dishes. And while most recipes call for them to be “finely chopped,” Filippo Berio teaches you a simpler, prettier way.

Chiffonade your mint leaves to keep them fluffy, light, and decorative. This recipe from Filippo Berio for Quinoa Salad with Roasted Zucchini and Fresh Mint is a great place to test your skills.

 

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Here’s how to chiffonade those mint leave. Simply stack 10 leaves on top of each other and roll them up tightly like a cigar. Then, using a sharp knife, slice across the roll. Fluff with your fingertips to separate the slices.

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