Great Tips for Fresh Produce

Learn how to prepare all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables, from melon and mushrooms to fried okra and turnip greens.

  • Slicing Zucchini

    Slicing Zucchini

    Zucchini can be made into soup, bread, cake, salads, and more. Learn how to easily slice and dice this versatile vegetable.
  • Creamy Red Potato Salad

    How To Make Potato Salad

    Love potato salad but don't want to go to the trouble of peeling and cubing potatoes? Try this easy shortcut for creamy cooked potatoes that are perfect for turning into that favorite summer side.
  • Chopping Onion

    How to Chop an Onion  

    Whether served raw or sautéed, chopped onion is one of the easiest ways to add great flavor to any dish. Make quick work of chopping an onion with this simple knife trick.
  • Preparing Green Beans

    How to Cook Green Beans

    Skip the frozen or canned beans and learn to prepare fresh green beans for best flavor and texture.
  • Slicing Peaches

    Slicing Peaches

    Need sliced fresh peaches for a delicious summertime dessert or salad? Use this technique for the easiest slicing.
  • Preparing Strawberries

    Preparing Strawberries

    Nothing beats the sweet flavor of juicy strawberries. Learn how to remove their stems using your hands, a knife, a strawberry huller, or even a plastic straw!
  • Slicing and Chopping Tomatoes

    Slicing and Chopping Tomatoes

    Fresh, juicy tomatoes can be tricky to handle. Learn the best way to slice and chop tomatoes for use in salads, sauces, and more.
  • Seeding Cucumbers

    Seeding Cucumbers

    It's easy to remove the seeds from those garden-fresh favorites, cucumbers.
  • Trimming Asparagus

    How to Trim Asparagus  

    This quick tip makes trimming asparagus' tough, woody ends easy and efficient.
  • Cutting Corn of the Cob

    Cutting Corn off the Cob

    Learn how to shuck ears of corn and remove the kernels for cooking off the cob.
  • Preparing Avocados

    How to Prepare an Avocado  

    This creamy fruit features great flavor and is a rich source of healthy fats. Try our easy trick for pitting and chopping avocados.
  • Slicing and Chopping Pepper

    How to Slice and Chop Peppers  

    Learn how to easily prepare sliced or chopped peppers for use in salads, pizzas, sauces, and more.
  • Seeding Tomatoes

    Seeding Tomatoes

    Removing those gobs of seeds from a tomato is easier than you might think! Learn how from our test kitchen experts.
  • Skinning a Peach

    Skinning a Peach

    Some recipes require removing the "fuzz" from this delicious fruit. Discover how to get perfectly skinned peaches every time with this simple technique.
  • Making Fried Okra

    Making Fried Okra

    Fried okra is a favorite Southern side that you can make at home with help from our test kitchen experts.
  • Peeling and Cutting a Pineapple

    Peeling and Cutting a Pineapple

    Don't be intimidated by fresh pineapple's prickly appearance–it's easier than it looks to peel and cut whole pineapple, which boasts much better flavor than canned.
  • Seeding Jalapeno Peppers

    How to Seed Jalapeño Peppers  

    Learn the best way to remove the spicy seeds from jalapeño peppers.
  • Slicing and Dicing Carrot

    How to Slice and Dice Carrots  

    Discover how to efficiently slice and dice carrots for any recipe you want to make.
  • Preparing Fresh Melon

    Preparing Fresh Melon

    Fresh melon is a summertime staple that is delicious in fruit salads, smoothies, soups, and more. Learn the best way to slice melon or scoop melon balls for serving.
  • Cleaning Mushrooms

    Cleaning Mushrooms

    Whether served fresh or cooked, mushrooms add earthy flavor to any dish. Discover how to prepare both common white button mushrooms or their big-and-hearty cousins, portobellos.
  • Slicing Potato

    How to Slice a Potato  

    Find out the most efficient way to prepare potatoes for any recipe you want to cook.
  • Roasting Red Peppers

    Roasting Red Peppers

    Roasted red peppers have a rich, unique flavor, and making your own is healthier, cheaper, and tastier than using jarred. Find out how from our test kitchen experts.
  • Peeling Tomatoes

    Peeling Tomatoes

    Peeled tomatoes are great in salsas, soups, and main entrées. Discover this easy technique for removing the outer peel from fresh tomatoes.
  • Cooking Turnip Greens

    Cooking Turnip Greens

    Learn the traditional Southern way of preparing turnip greens for a delicious (and nutritious) vegetable side
  • Preparing Artichoke

    Preparing Artichokes

    Learn how to trim artichokes and prepare them for steaming, boiling, or stuffing with seasoned breadcrumbs or smashed potatoes.

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