21 August 2017

30-second cooking class – How to cut vegetables

Click here to watch the video (only available in French).


There are several ways to prepare vegetables: chopped, sliced, in sticks or diced. Discover the 4 techniques for preparing vegetables for your recipes.


Why cut vegetables?

Depending on the vegetable you’re using, how you cut it will make a difference in the way the recipe turns out:

  • Cutting your vegetables will make them easier to prepare and will help them cook evenly. While a small carrot can be cooked whole, it is very hard to cook a whole cabbage!
  • Chopped vegetables, like garlic and onions, release more flavour during cooking. 
  • You can fit a larger quantity of vegetables in your pan once they are chopped or diced.
  • Vegetables are also delicious raw! Cut into sticks, you can pack them and bring them along as snacks. You can also serve a nice vegetable platter.


4 recipes for 4 vegetable cuts!

Our short video presents 4 ways to cut vegetables. To practice, here are some recipe ideas for each cutting technique.


  • Chopped

This technique is often used for onions, garlic, ginger and herbs. Try our Asian-Style Cabbage Stir-Fry with Ground Turkey.



  • Sliced

To prepare cabbage, peppers, etc. Perfect for Quick Mini Chicken Pizzas.



  • Sticks

For Home-Made Oven Fries or raw vegetables sticks for snacking.



  • Diced

To cut carrots, celery or to make Potato Salad with Dill.



How to cut vegetables safely

  • Take your time! It will get easier with practice.
  • Cut your vegetables on a stable work surface, ideally on a cutting board. If the board tends to slide around, put a dish towel under it. 
  • Always place your vegetable flat side down to keep it from rolling while you’re cutting it. 
  • Use a sharp knife. It will make it easier to cut your vegetables while reducing the risk of injury.



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