Video: How To Dice an Onion

updated May 3, 2019
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Dicing onions: one of the most elemental tasks in the kitchen. Have you ever wondered whether you’re doing it right? Watch our super-short video tutorial on dicing onions; it will give you a couple of pro secrets for chopping onions quickly, safely, and neatly!

The method demonstrated here is very basic (spoiler: yes, you’ve probably been dicing an onion right all along!).

But it does make it a little easier to leave the end of the onion intact, especially if you want to do a horizontal cut and create a very precise size and shape.

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Video and post edited from original posted in April 2008.