How to Chop Dill

If you have only purchased dried dill until now, the idea of selecting and chopping fresh dill may feel rather intimidating. Sure, it may not be too difficult in the end, but knowing that various seasonings and produce are often prepared in different ways can give you pause.

After all, how do you know that you’re preparing it properly to unlock its fullest flavor? Thankfully, dill is one seasoning that is simple and really can’t go wrong.

With just a couple of steps, you’ll have a dill garnish ready for robust flavoring with this easy tutorial for how to chop dill.

Step #1. Selecting the Dill

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Select the best leaves and stems for consumption (very green and fresh).

Step #2. Clean the Dill

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Transfer the dill to a strainer and wash it, running clear water over the herbs to remove dirt or other residue.

Step #3. Pat Dry

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Transfer the washed dill to a clean fabric towel and pat it dry carefully.

Step #4. Remove Stems

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Remove the large stems using kitchen scissors.

Step #5. Separate Stems & Leaves

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Separate the stems from the leaves. You can save the stems for future use to improve flavor in soups or other preparations.

Step #6. Chop the Fronds into Small Pieces

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Chop the fronds into small pieces using a sharp knife. Holding the knife at a slight angle will release the most flavor and aroma. You can use a chef’s knife, rocker knife or your favorite chopping knife, etc.

Step #7. Ready to Use

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Use the fresh chopped dill in recipes like our honey-dill sauce or to garnish different preparations.

Sample Preparation

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Sunrise eggs with sea salt and dill.

Dill weed is a fantastic option if you are looking for a pop of flavor in your dish. Excitingly, fresh dill can easily replace dried dill. For example, use one sprig to replace a ¼ teaspoon of dried dill. The flavor will be unparalleled when comparing it with dried dill!

If you are storing the dill before use, refrain from rinsing it. Once dill is rinsed, it won’t last as long. Further, a great way to store dill is in the refrigerator.

For best results, choose a long storage container to fit the bundle of sprigs. Add an inch or two of water in the container, and place the dill within. Snap the lid closed and store within the fridge. With frequent water changes, your dill sprigs may last up to two weeks. You can also opt for a food saver container.

Do you have other suggestions for chopping or storing dill? We’d love to know! Please share your tips in the comments, and if you liked the tutorial, feel free to share it with your friends and family.

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How to Chop Dill

Joss D
With just a couple of steps, you’ll have a dill garnish ready for robust flavoring with this easy tutorial for how to chop dill.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins

Equipment

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Kitchen scissors
Strainer

Materials

  • 1 bunch dill

Instructions
 

  • Select the best leaves and stems for consumption (very green and fresh).
    How to Chop Dill - Step 1 image. inthekitch.net
  • Transfer the dill to a strainer and wash it, running clear water over the herbs to remove dirt or other residue.
    How to Chop Dill - Step 2 image. Rinsing the dill. inthekitch.net
  • Transfer the washed dill to a clean fabric towel and pat it dry carefully.
    How to Chop Dill - Step 3 image. Patting the dill dry. inthekitch.net
  • Remove the large stems using kitchen scissors.
    How to Chop Dill - Step 4 image. Cutting the dill. inthekitch.net
  • Separate the stems from the leaves. You can save the stems for future use to improve flavor in soups or other preparations.
    How to Chop Dill - Step 5 image. inthekitch.net
  • Chop the fronds into small pieces using a sharp knife. Holding the knife at a slight angle will release the most flavor and aroma. You can use a chef’s knife, rocker knife or your favorite chopping knife, etc.
    How to Chop Dill - Step 6 image. chopping the dill. inthekitch.net
  • Ready for use.
    How to Chop Dill - Step 7 image. Chopped dill in bowl. inthekitch.net
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