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You Will Need
- A chef's knife
- A cutting board
- A leafy vegetable or herb
Wash the vegetable or herb, cutting off any stems that are still attached.
Stack a handful of leaves on top of each other.
Roll the stack up tightly and hold it horizontally on the board in front of you with one hand.
Grasp the knife in your dominant hand, holding the handle close to the blade with three fingers: your middle, ring, and pinkie. Curl your forefinger around one side of the blade while holding your thumb on the opposite side.
Hold the roll with your non-knife-wielding hand close to the area you will cut.
Slice on angle
Starting at one end, make thin slices with your knife at a 60-degree angle to the roll. Make the slices about 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch apart—creating very slender ribbons.
Add more greens
If you need more greens, stack, roll, and cut another handful of leaves until you have enough for your garnish.