For years, it took me so long to dice an onion. All the pieces would be different sizes and shapes and onion would be flying in all directions. We had learned how to properly dice an onion in a cooking class we had in school, but I could never remember the directions. I finally taught myself how, with a simple trick.
But no fear – I made you a video so you cam learn too! It’s very simple to dice an onion, quickly, with no mess! Just follow these simple instructions.
- Slice the “nipple” off (this is how I refer to the non-root end)
- Slice through the root end
- Remove the skin
- Slice in 1/4 cuts vertically
- Make 2 horizontal cuts
- Dice away!
Using these simple steps, you can dice a whole onion in less than 30 seconds (don’t go too fast that you cut yourself!! personal experience…).
Now that you’ve learned how to quickly dice an onion, check out these eight delicious recipes that feature diced onion!
PINEAPPLE AVOCADO SALSA
QUICK SALMON PATTIES
Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese via Spicy Southern Kitchen
Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup via Jo Cooks
Easy Chicken Paella via Averie Cooks
Cabbage & Turkey Kielbasa Skillet
Pico De Gallo via The Girl Who Ate Everything
Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup
What is your favorite way to use diced onion?
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!