The fruit and veggie prep techniques you need to master today!
It’s easy to become a fruit and veggie master when you have these great skills down!
This skill is hard to master, but with a bit of practice you’ll have beautiful chopped veggies for salads, stir fry’s and more! One way to make chopping easier is to slice the bottom off the veggie first so that you have a flat stable surface to work with. Check out this great video via Canadian Living.
Mashing isn’t just for potatoes! You can make great purées to serve alongside protein from anything from rutabagas to carrots. Check out these mashed potato do’s and don’ts via Chow.
We love spiralizing! It’s an easy way to substitute pasta for vegetables, or add some beauty to a salad. You can either spiralizer veggies with a fancy machine or a vegetable peeler. Check out this how-to via Inspiralized.
Roasting veggies is an easy way to get lots of flavour with little effort. Check out this how-to via Chow
- Pit and peel avocado
Pitting and peeling avocados can be challenging, especially if you want beautiful chunks for your salad. Check out this great how-to video via Jaime Oliver.
- Onions with no tears
Cutting onions is no fun at all, especially when you end up with stinging, teary eyes. Check out these great onion chopping tips via Michael Smith
- Washing and storing salad greens
Make the most out of your lettuce by washing and storing it properly! This video via Gourmet Magazine shows you how.
- Stop your apples from browning
Apples can make a beautiful garnish, and it’s actually quite simple to stop them from browning. Check out this video via MOMables for tips and a delicious recipe!
Many recipes call for blanched vegetables. Sounds fancy but it is easier than it sounds! We’ve found a great how-to via Yummly.
Steaming veggies can be seen as challenging if you don’t have a steamer, but it’s actually quite easy! Check out this video via about.com
What are your must-have kitchen tips? Share them with us and we’ll post them next week!