How to Chop an Onion Really Fast

Watch Paul, co-founder of You Plate It, demonstrate how he cuts onions quickly and easily.

Paul’s Tip: Wearing contact lenses will all but eliminate the tears commonly associated with cutting an onion – another advantage to bad eyesight.

Step 1 – Slice your onion in half and chop the top but leave the root end
Step 2 – Peel off the skin using your knife
Step 3 – Make horizontal cuts into the onion but don’t go all the way through to the root – this will keep it together for the next step
Step 4 – Now make vertical cuts into the onion, again don’t go through the root end
Step 5 – Now that your onion has horizontal and vertical cuts, simply cut across it to finish dicing