Food & Nutrition

Dicing an Onion

Step 1
Begin by slicing off both ends, leaving some of the root end intact to help hold the onion together.

Step 2
Remove and discard the dry layers of peel.

Step 3
Set the onion on your work surface, cut side down, to steady it. Slice it in half, lengthwise.

Step 4
Lay the halves on your work surface, cut side down.

Step 5
Using your knife, make vertical slices into the onion half, being careful not to cut all the way through the end.

Step 6
Now make horizontal slices. Again, not cutting all the way through the end.

Step 7
Finally, make downward slices and voila, there’s your diced onion.