How to Chiffonade Basil

Basil chiffonade is just a fancy phrase for basil that's been cut into small ribbon-like pieces. We'll show you how to chiffonade basil using an easy rolling technique.

-Lots of recipes called Basil Chiffonade which is just a fancy term for thinly cut strips of Basil that make a pretty and flavorful garnish. Want to know how to Chiffonade Basil? Our simple rolling technique makes it a such. Start by grabbing your Basil leaves and stacking 2 or 3 together with the largest on the bottom. Next, roll up your Basil like a cigar. Make sure to do this gently so you don't bruise your Basil. Once it's rolled up, slice your Basil crosswise thinly with a sharp knife. Unroll your Basil cigars and admire your handy work. If they look like little ribbons of Basil, they you have completed a successful Basil Chiffonade. Be sure to save this step until right before serving so that your Basil stays nice and green. Now, you can top off your favorite dishes with Basil Chiffonade and impress your friends because you know how to say Basil Chiffonade.