How to Chop an Onion

Learn the best way to chop an onion safely.

To efficiently chop an onion, cut it in half, starting from the top to the root end. Place one half of the onion flat side down and cut lengthwise, starting close to the root end, but leaving the root intact. This helps keep the sliced onion together. Turn the onion. Now, holding it in place, slice across the onion. You'll have uniform chopped onion. Do the same with the other half.