How to chop and mince garlic

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  • 1 garlic clove

Watch how easy it is to chop and mince garlic with this simple step-by-step method. If you’re looking for the best way to make the most out of your garlic clove, waste-free, this is it!

If you find you’re always cooking with garlic, you’ll want to learn this easy skill. All you need is a sharp knife and steady hand. No fancy gadgets! There will be no need for a garlic crusher.

What is garlic? Garlic is a strong smelling allium, in the same family as an allium, that is used to flavour meals and it's good for you too, with powerful antioxidant qualities.

Mincing garlic with salt might seem cheffy but it's not as hard as you might think. With our simple method, you can have finely chopped or minced garlic ready to add to your cooking in minutes. This simple method shows you how easy it is to chop and mince garlic in seconds without any mess or waste.


  • small sharp knife
  • large sharp knife

Step 1

Place the garlic clove on its flattest side and using a small, sharp knife, carefully slice the garlic clove horizontally.


Step 2

Turn the knife and cut down vertically through the slices you’ve already made.


Step 3

With a large knife, cut down into the garlic clove and begin mincing, scraping the garlic under the edge of the knife.


Step 4

Add a pinch of salt.


Step 5

Chop and press the garlic with the edge of the knife and the flat side.


Step 6

Scrape the knife back and forth to make the garlic into a paste-like texture to make minced garlic.

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