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


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?



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


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).


step 3

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