Py+Tips: How to dice an Onion (photo guide)

You will need: an onion; a chopping board; and a sharp knife.

You will need: an onion; a chopping board; and a sharp knife.

Chop the onion in half, vertically.

Chop in half, vertically

Chop the head of the onion (NOT the root end) off.

Chop the head (NOT root end) off

Peel the onion; you will be left with a naked onion that looks like this.

Peel the onion; you will be left with a naked onion that looks like this.

Slice the onion horizontally, but be careful to leave the root end in tact!

Slice the onion horizontally, but be careful to leave the root end in tact!

Your onion should now look beautiful, like this one.

Your onion should now look beautiful, like this one.

Now cut horizontally across your onion, stopping 1/2cm from the roots (which can now be discarded).

Now cut horizontally across your onion, stopping 1/2cm from the roots (which can now be discarded).

Now you have a beautifully diced (1/2) onion. Go forth and enjoy.

Now you have a beautifully diced (1/2) onion. Go forth and enjoy.

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