Quick video: how to chop an onion

Learn how to chop an onion properly in just 20 seconds (watch the video above). Remember, the key to a well-chopped onion is slicing through the horizontal...

Step-by-step guide: how to chop an onion


1. Peel and chop an onion in half. Lie one half cut-side down on your worktop surface.

2. Holding the onion down firmly with one hand, make several vertical cuts, slicing away from the root.

3. Swivelling the onion round, make one horizontal cut through the middle of the onion.

4. Chop downwards with a slicing motion to get finely chopped onion pieces.

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



10 minutes, serves 2, easy

olive oil 2 tbsp

Dijon mustard 1 tsp

lemon ½, juiced

tuna in spring water 1 × 200g tin, drained and flaked into chunks

cannellini beans 400g tin, rinsed and drained

red onion ½, finely chopped

rocket 50g

step 1

Whisk together the oil, mustard and lemon juice. Toss with the tuna, beans and onion and season well.

Gently toss with the rocket, divide between two plates and serve.


per serving 321 kcals, protein 27.6g, carbohydrate 25.4g, fat 12.9g, saturated fat 1.7g, fibre 7.4g, salt 1.66g