How to Chiffonade Basil

What is “Chiffonade” or “Chiffonaded”? Glad you asked (clearly you didn’t get to this page by accident). To chiffonade is to cut thin strips of a flat leafy vegetable or larger leaf herb. It is a cutting technique that you can use with things like lettuces and — very commonly — basil, and it results in sliver-like curled strips that look very elegant when mixed into or strewn over various dishes. It roughly translates to “in rags,” though it looks a lot classier than that.   How Do You Chiffonade Basil (or other flat leafy things) 1. Stack a few …

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