Chiffonade~ (shihf-uh-NAYD); Literally translated, this French phrase means "made of rags." In the culinary world it means: thin strips, ribbons, or shreds of vegetables or fresh herb leaves. Leafy vegetables or herbs are cut into fine shreds, then either lightly sauteéd or used raw to garnish soups, salads and other dishes. It is very easy to do too:)
I recently bought a large fresh basil plant at Trader Joe's for $3.99. Not only was it a great buy, it came in super handy. Not only did I use the basil plant to "chiffonade" fresh basil leaves to garnish several pasta salads, I also made fresh basil pesto.
How to Chiffonade Fresh Basil Leaves in 4 Easy Steps~