How to Cut Green Onions

Green onions, also known as scallions or spring onions, are slender, long, and typically have a mild onion flavor. They consist of a white bulb at the base, which has a more intense onion taste, and green, hollow stalks. Here's a fast and easy way to cut green onions:

Fast Green Onion Cutting Technique:

  1. Gather your tools:

  2. Prepare the green onions:

    • Rinse the green onions under cold water to remove any dirt or debris.
  3. Trim the root end:

    • Place the green onions on the cutting board.
    • Trim off the root end, leaving about 1/4 inch intact.
  4. Separate white and green parts:

    • If you want to use the white and green parts separately (as they have slightly different flavors), cut the green onions where the white part meets the green. This is usually about where the white becomes a lighter green.
  5. Slice the white and green parts:

    • For the white part, make lengthwise cuts according to your desired thickness.
    • For the green part, angle your knife and make diagonal cuts, creating small rounds.
  6. Use the whole green onion:

    • If you want a more uniform cut and plan to use the entire green onion, you can slice the entire length, including the white and green parts.
    • Additionally, you can use a professional cutting machine to slice leeks into uniform flakes, minimizing waste.


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