Here we go with another knife skills tutorial, this time it’s how to dice a bell pepper. Grab your favorite chef or utility knife, a bell pepper, and a clean cutting board.
Cut the top or hat off of the bell pepper. Aim for just below where the top curves into the sides to ensure you retain most of the pepper. You get a bonus point* if you note what I forgot to do in this pic.
Now, look at the pepper, see those holes, not the bad spot, the holes around the core? They make the next step super easy.
Reach in and yank out the core with a twist.
Usually there a little bit of white is left on the ribs, either cut or pinch it out. It only takes a second.
Cut the bell pepper in half, top to bottom. Flatten one half and cut into even strips. Don’t forget to keep the fingers of your guiding hand curled under.
Turn the strips 90 degrees and cross cut again in even slices to form a nice dice. I forgot to take a pic of the the diced pepper as it went straight into the recipe I’ll be posting this afternoon. Oops. Also yay for random pop culture references1.
Check out the rest of the Knife Skills Tutorials.
Send your domestic questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1Another bonus point if you comment with the source.