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How to Cut Carrots

How to cut carrots 4 different ways - matchstick, rounds, diced & julienned. Knowing how to cut carrots helps them cook evenly and stay fresh longer!
Course Tutorial
Cuisine Amerian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 25kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 large carrot rinsed and peeled if desired

Instructions

For Slices

  • Using a sharp knife, starting from the bottom of the carrot, begin slicing ⅛ inch slices. Continue until you have reached the top

For Sticks, Julienne, and Dices

  • Remove the top (stem side) of the carrot. Cut the carrot in half across its width, each half should be 2 ½ to 3 inches long.
  • Square off the sides of the carrot so you have a rectangle. Continue to cut per desired shape
  • For sticks cut ¼ inch slabs from each rectangle. Then stack the ¼ inch slabs and cut them into ¼ inch strips
  • For julienne, cut ⅛ inch slabs from each rectangle. Then stack the ⅛ inch slabs and cut them into ⅛ inch strips
  • For dice, cut ¼ inch slabs from each rectangle. Then stack the ¼ inch slabs and cut them into ¼ inch strips. Cross cut the strips by ¼ inch to get a cubed dice

Notes

Tip: Pay attention to how a recipe calls for a carrot to be cut. This is vital to keeping the carrot at its freshest and yummiest for that specific recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10191IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg