How to Chop Rosemary

Learn how to chop rosemary so that you have a great herb for root vegetables, beans, breads, and poultry. Knowing how to use fresh rosemary can boost your flavor game and provide some beneficial nutrients to a meal! 

If not using fresh rosemary for a few days, store wrapped in a damp paper towel in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator. Fresh rosemary is a hearty herb and can stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Chopping Rosemary

To chop fresh rosemary, start by stripping the leaves off the woody stem, sliding your hand down the stem against the growing leaves from top to bottom.

Be sure you have a secure cutting board and are using a proper knife hold. Gather the rosemary leaves together. Use the following chopping technique – place your hand that is not holding the knife on the top of the spine. Keeping the tip of the knife on the board, rock the knife back and forth over the rosemary.

Gather the pile back together using the spine of your knife. Continue to chop until your desired texture is reached.

Mince rosemary into smaller pieces for roasted vegetables and homemade dressings

Now that you have learned this easy way to cut fresh rosemary, learn how to chop fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, or cilantro! Or use fresh chopped rosemary in our rosemary white beans recipe!

Rosemary White Beans – Instant Pot Variation

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