Before we can learn how to chop broccoli you need to choose a nicely coloured bunch of broccoli that has florets well separated from each other.A really tight bunch with a small head is very hard to chop properly.
Before beginning to chop - lay the broccoli on a clean cutting board and have a small serrated knife handy to chop with.
Begin to just chop off the exterior broccoli florets.
Chop them slightly above the main stem.
Whether you plan to use these in a salad or cook them - it is beneficial if you chop the florets relatively even in size - so you need to chop them evenly.
Using your serrated knife chop through the larger broccoli florets
Continue to chop the larger broccoli florets until you have a pile of broccoli florets, evenly sized - like this.
The basic chop part is now over.
Now you will need to wash/rinse the broccoli florets before anything else, to remove any residual dirt or pesticides.
Allow the broccoli to drain a bit in the colander .
Gently remove them to a few layers of paper towels
Pat them dry with a second layer of paper towels.
Your broccoli florets are now ready to be included in your recipes and you have learned to chop broccoli like a Pro.
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