How to chop fresh herbs
Darina Allen demonstrates two simple knife techniques for chopping fresh herbs in her video tutorial.
Gather the herbs together and hold them with your left hand. Keeping the tip of the knife on the board, slide the knife forward in a rocking motion, cutting with the herbs with the last inch or two of the blade. Keeping your nails and thumb back, use your knuckles as a guide for the knife as you slide the herbs under the blade.
Chopping herbs e.g. Parsley, Coriander
Gather the herbs in a ball, and with the tip of the knife on the board slice through them with a sliding motion. This will give you coarsely chopped herbs. To chop them more finely, change the angle of the knife so that you can use your left hand as a support on the top of the blade keeping the tip on the board. Go back and forth chopping through the herbs until they are as fine as you would like.