Animated Recipe: How To Chiffonade

Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to cut greens like the pros

Chiffonade is a technique used to cut leafy greens and herbs into narrow ribbons. It’s a great approach to use for greens to be sautéed or for garnishing with your favorite herb. Give it a try and impress the guests at your next dinner party.

After cleaning your greens, remove rib/stem.

From both sides.

Stack several leaves on top of one another, facing the same direction, and roll up neatly.

Thinly slice to desired width.


Chef Nikki is the founder of Mostly Vegan, a health food consultancy based in NYC. Previously, she was the executive chef at the acclaimed raw vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine. You can find her at, on Instagram at @mostlyvegan or contact her via email at nikki[at]mostlyvegan[dot]com