How to Dice, Mince and Julienne Your Veggies

I consider myself to be a decent cook, but honestly, I have skipped over many a recipe because it told me to mince an onion or julienne celery. I’ve never known what those terms mean and I’ve always been too hungry to bother looking them up on the internet. So if you’re smarter than me, and you want to know what those words mean, here are the 3 most common ways to cut veggies and fruits.

1: Dicing

Dicing is to cut a veggie into cuts that are a millimeter in length. This is the most common way to cut veggies. (Click for more info)


2: Mincing

Mincing is half the size or smaller than diced pieces. It’s cutting the veggie down the smallest you can go. (Click for more info)

3: Julienne

Julienne is cutting veggies into long strips. Wikipedia calls it “matchsticks.” (Click for more info)

Want to do more sophisticated cuts? Learn through short videos how to do cuts like paysanne, macedoine and brunoise.

Is this new information to you or did you already know how to do these cuts? What kind of cut do you use the most? Comment below with your experiences and add any topics you’d like to learn more about!


10 thoughts on “How to Dice, Mince and Julienne Your Veggies

  1. I love your blog! I knew of these three styles, but I didn’t really know the difference. I’ve heard of julienned carrots for salads and such. I probably dice the most, because I like the texture and size. I’d love a post on the other styles you mentioned! 🙂 I like to get fancy sometimes.

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  2. Thank you for this post! I am the laziest cook ever and don’t venture much further than the most basic pasta, salmon, and salad options. I’ll have to attempt to get fancy with these techniques!

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  3. Simply great post like from childhood I was cutting vegetables in kitchen. But I was not aware that there are so many styles of chopping. And your blog told me do so, thank you for sharing it.

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  4. I think I’m a pretty OK cook, but haven’t heard about the julienne technique. Learned something new today, and will have to cut my carrots julienne next time 😀

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