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How to Cut Shallots (6 Simple Steps)

Learn how to cut shallots quick and simple. Shallots are a great onion that has a milder flavor than its cousins.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cut shallots, shallot rings, sliced shallots
Servings: 4
Calories: 14kcal
Author: Bob


  • 3 shallot
  • 1 pinch salt optional


  • Cut the stem end off, not the root end. You want to cut off the end that was the stem of the shallot.
  • Peel the skin off the shallot. Use a pairing knife it its easier.
  • Cut in half through the root end.
  • Slice into the shallot towards the root end bit not though it. You want to leave some to keep it intact.
  • Cut across the shallot to dice it.
  • If you want slices that dont slice into the shallot skip that step and then cut across like you diced it.



Soak the shallots to make peeling the skin easier.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg