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. 

  1. Slice the “nipple” off (this is how I refer to the non-root end)
  2. Slice through the root end
  3. Remove the skin
  4. Slice in 1/4 cuts vertically 
  5. Make 2 horizontal cuts 
  6. 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! 


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Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese via Spicy Southern Kitchen

Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup via Jo Cooks 

This Creamy Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup is a fiesta of flavors full of chunks of chicken, black beans, corn and diced tomatoes, for a complete satisfying and comforting bowl of soup.

Easy Chicken Paella via Averie Cooks

Easy Chicken Paella - If you're never made paella before, here's how with this EASY recipe ready in 45 minutes!! Juicy chicken and tender rice with onions, peppers, tomatoes, and more! So much FLAVOR in every bite!!

Cabbage & Turkey Kielbasa Skillet

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Pico De Gallo via The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pico De Gallo - Fresh tomato, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno make the best salsa ever.

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup 

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What is your favorite way to use diced onion?