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Quick video: how to chop fresh mint

Learn how to chop fresh mint in just 20 seconds (watch the video above). Remember to roll the mint leaves up into a bunch before chopping.

Step-by-step guide: how to chop fresh mint

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1. Pick off your mint leaves and lay them on top of each other in a neat stack.

2. Roll the stack up along its length and pinch with one hand to keep it together.

3. Chop the roll in a rocking motion to get short shards of mint.

4. Why not use your newfound skill in the recipe below?

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SUPERGRAIN SALAD WITH CHILLI AND MINT DRESSING

45 minutes, serves 4, easy

farro or freekeh 200g

vegetable stock

salmon 500g piece

harissa paste 2 tbsp

mint leaves to serve

salad leaves to serve

dressing

lemons 2, juiced

ground cumin 1 tsp

red chilli 1, finely chopped

mint a handful of leaves, finely chopped

olive oil

step 1

Cook the grains in some stock for about 30 minutes, or until tender then drain really well. Tip into a bowl and add all the dressing ingredients with 3 tbsp olive oil. Season and toss well, then leave while you cook the salmon.

step 2

Put the salmon on a baking tray and brush generously with harissa. Grill for 5-6 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through. Cool a little then break into large chunks (discarding any skin or bone).

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step 3

Pile the grains, mint and salad leaves onto a platter with the salmon then serve.