How to Slice, Mince, & Dice an Onion | Cut Onions Infographic

How many of you love to cut onions?

Cutting an onion into the perfect shape for cooking is not the easiest thing in the world, especially when it causes you to shed a puddle of tears. Wouldn’t you be so proud of yourself if you could learn how to slice, mince, and dice onions like a pro, AND do so without crying very much?

Well, it’s your lucky day! Our awesome onion expert partner, Peri & Sons Farms has put together an easy-to-follow infographic showing step-by-step instructions on how to slice, mince, or dice an onion.

The only equipment you need is a sharp, non-serrated knife, a cutting board, and of course, your onion!

How to Cut Onions Without Crying Too Much

The secret key to limiting how much you cry while chopping onions is to toss them in the freezer for 20 minutes prior to the cut.  If you first cut the top off, peel the outer layers, and leave the root intact, you will successfully reduce the amount of tears you experience during the cutting process. That’s where the majority of the sulphuric compounds are located.


Keep in mind that no cut will be flawless, but no matter what shape your onion pieces take, it will still have the same delicious taste!!

Don’t forget to keep your fingers safe while you chop, and HAPPY COOKING!  🙂

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Start your healthy New Year by accepting the January #ProduceChallenge to try all the delicious fruits & veggies 🙂

xoxo Produce Mom


Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on,, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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