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How do you chop fresh dill?

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To chop fresh dill, remove the delicate foliage and stems from the thick center stem. Discard the stem. Use a sharp chopping knife to mince the foliage, also called dill leaves, to the desired consistency. Dill, which loses flavor quickly after picking, is easier to chop when dry.

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How do you chop fresh dill?
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Prepare fresh dill by rinsing it in cold water to remove dirt and debris. Wrap it in a paper towel and gently squeeze it to remove excess moisture before chopping. One bunch of fresh dill produces approximately 3/4 to 1 cup of chopped dill leaves. When substituting fresh herbs, including dill, for the dried variety, 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped herbs equals 1 teaspoon of dried herbs.

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