chif·​fo·​nade | \ ˌshi-fə-ˈnād How to pronounce chiffonade (audio) , ˌshi-fə-ˈnäd How to pronounce chiffonade (audio) \

Definition of chiffonade

: shredded or finely cut vegetables or herbs used especially as a garnish

Examples of chiffonade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sprinkle basil chiffonade over the top, or overlap the slices and place basil leaves between the slices. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "We challenged local chefs to create 6-ingredient tomato recipes. Here's what they came up with.," 20 Aug. 2019 Top with buffalo mozzarella, basil chiffonade, balsamic syrup, and capers. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "Morrell's Wine Bar and Café's Buffalo Mozzarella and Summer Vegetable Wrap," 1 May 2010 There's another fantastic element in this salad: fresh basil chiffonade. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "The Perfect Summer Dish: Tomato and Peach Salad With Burrata," 2 July 2014 Meanwhile carefully stack and roll the basil leaves together and thinly slice, or chiffonade. Fox News, "Matt Moore's Romantic Valentine's Dinner," 11 Feb. 2011 To assemble and dress the salad: In a large mixing bowl, toss the fennel, onion, if using, and cucumbers with the reserved basil chiffonade, sliced peppers and remaining Early Girl tomatoes. Sarah Fritsche,, "Recipe: Melissa Perello’s Summer Stone Fruit & Tomato Panzanella," 3 July 2018 McFadden rolled the kale tightly to make a chiffonade, cutting it into thin, delicate strips measuring 1/16 of an inch wide, and marinated these with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and cheese. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "Seeing Kale With New Eyes," 4 Jan. 2018 Once slightly dried out but not completely, remove from oven and add in nutmeg, chiffonade of sage leaves and salt and pepper. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Recipe: Learn to make 610 Magnolia's butternut gnocchi with lamb ragu and cauliflower," 10 Oct. 2017 Add the chiffonade of chard and saute 1-2 more minutes until chard is wilted. Amy Brothers, The Denver Post, "How to chiffonade greens or herbs," 28 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of chiffonade

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chiffonade

French chiffonnade, from chiffonner to crumple, from chiffon

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“Chiffonade.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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