chiffonade

noun
chif·fo·nade | \ˌshi-fə-ˈnād, -ˈnäd \

Definition of chiffonade 

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

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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, SFChronicle.com, "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 The Vietnamese puffed rice and chiffonade of shiso add texture for a layered, harmonious slurp. David Hammond, chicagotribune.com, "Oysters at Homestead on the Roof," 9 June 2017 Two elements got our attention right away: unexpectedly sophisticated sauces (chipotle aioli, cilantro-ginger, Thai chili) and eye-candy plate presentation, which included a chiffonade (long, thin strips) of carrot and red and green bell peppers. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee.com, "Good juju at Boolu, from braised-beef pie to chicken vindaloo – oh, and burgers," 4 May 2017 In the same vein, South Edison has some menu options that are truly different from what the other rest of the region is serving: kale chiffonade, ancho cauliflower soup to name a few. Kristen Bateman, Vogue, "Cherry Stone Clams and Lemon Tarts: A Food Crawl Through Montauk," 27 June 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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