How to Chiffionade Basil

What is a chiffonade?   “chiffon” is French for “rag”.  It is when you cut greens - typically basil - into rag-like strips.  I think it’s best used to garnish a dish to add color or freshness to that dish.  And here’s how you do it! 

1 - Stack the leaves together  

2 - Roll the leaves together tightly lengthwise. 

3 - Using a very sharp knife, slice the leaves into thin strips.

4 - Separate the shreds with your fingers
This  Caprese salad is a good example to use Chiffonade Basil