How to Cut Shallots

Sun Basket Basics: 

Tackling the three most common ways to prep shallots.

Before you start cutting, trim both ends and peel the shallot.

Finely Chopped

  • Halve the shallot lengthwise and lay it cut side down on your board.
  • Cut strips lengthwise, about 1/8-inch apart, leaving about half an inch of un-cut shallot at the end to help it hold its shape.  
  • Chop crosswise.

Test your shallot-chopping skills this week while preparing our Turkey Meatballs and Baby Bok Choy in Lemongrass Broth.

Thin Slices

  • Halve the shallot lengthwise and lay it cut side down on your board.
  • Cut crosswise into thin slices. 

Roast your thinly sliced shallots with vegetables this week in our vegan Penne with Rosemary-Roasted Winter Vegetables and Balsamic-Fig Sauce.

Shallot Rings

  • After peeling, cut the shallot into ¼-inch-thick slices and separate the slices to make individual rings.