Kitchen Tips

How to julienne vegetables like carrot, cucumber, and potato

The julienne technique adds a touch of sophistication and style to your dishes, as well as making raw veggies easier to crunch and enjoy!

Julienne is a technique used to cut vegetables or fruit finely into matchstick-sized pieces, and it can take your everyday dinner from drab to fab with little to no extra effort.

Step 1: Peel the carrot and cut into shorter, 5 to 6 cm lengths; for rounded items like the carrot, trim the rounded sides square to stop it from rolling.

Step 2: Cut each piece into thin slices, lengthways. Stack a three or four slices on top of each other and cut into fine strips.

With practice, julienning will become a lot easier, and you’ll soon be slicing your fruits and vegies like a pro, making dishes like these crab and rice paper rolls and these carrot and kimchi lettuce wraps a piece of cake!