How to Cut 7 Tricky Vegetables

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 27, 2017

Print This Post Print This Post How to Cut 7 Tricky Vegetables -- it's easy once you know the tips to cut artichokes, celeriac, kohlrabi, spaghetti squash, cassava, sweet corn and beets.

Let’s say, in an effort to expand your palate, you toss some unusual vegetables into your grocery cart. Not the standard lettuce, or green beans, or carrots.

Maybe something that looks a bit weird — artichoke, kohlrabi, or celeriac, perhaps.

You get home with it, and then what? What the heck? How do you cut it?

Here are some step-by-step tips on grappling with some of the trickier vegetables.

Push your own envelope when it comes to produce. Start chopping and enjoy some new-to-you vegetables!

How To Cut 7 Tricky Vegetables

Infographic courtesy of Pound Place


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Krista April 30, 2017 at 8:46 pm

This is such a good post! Very helpful!


Cookin Canuck April 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm

What a helpful post! This is a great resource for anyone unsure about how to prep these veggies.


Sandi G April 30, 2017 at 8:57 am

this is a great resource for people…love the infographic.


Lauren @ Hall Nesting April 30, 2017 at 4:24 am

You must have known I got kohlrabi at the FM this wkend!


Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness April 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Need to try the corn one!


Dorothy Reinhold April 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Me too! I think we all cut corn a different way.


Patricia @ Grab a Plate April 28, 2017 at 8:25 pm

Great tips for cutting! I’m especially intrigued by the boiling corn silks to use for tea! Thanks for sharing these tips!


Dorothy Reinhold April 29, 2017 at 12:18 pm

I had never heard of or encountered boiling corn silks either! We must try it this summer!


Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny April 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Such great tips and tricks! Thanks for sharing!


Cathy Trochelman April 28, 2017 at 12:31 pm

What a completely helpful post!!!


Cathy | She Paused 4 Thought April 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Great info. I was completely in the dark about Cassava. I guess that is why I buy it in the powdered form. LOL.


Dorothy Reinhold April 28, 2017 at 7:57 am

Now I didn’t even know cassava was available in powdered form!


Amanda | The Chunky Chef April 27, 2017 at 6:03 pm

I always have trouble with these vegetables, so this is really helpful!


Jen April 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm

This is really helpful!! Thank you so much for sharing these tips!


Delaney | Melanie Makes April 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm

This is such a helpful post!


Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife April 27, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Where has this guide been all my life?! I am printing this now and using it forever.


Des @ Life's Ambrosia April 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm

This is such great info! Especially the artichoke, they always seem intimidating to most people!


Monique April 28, 2017 at 9:48 pm

Artichoke can also be boiled 10 minutes as it handles more easily especially for removing the inside choke with a spoon before stuffing .


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