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Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Herb Scissors

If you’re growing fresh herbs or love using them, I think these Herb Scissors are a must-have kitchen tool! Use Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks to see more product recommendations like this one.

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It’s fresh herb season in Utah, and recently I was talking to my trainer about cooking with fresh herbs. I mentioned how much I love Herb Scissors, and was surprised she had never heard of them. And this is absolutely one of my top five most-loved kitchen tools, so I decided I need to remind my readers about it. If you’re cooking with fresh herbs, you’ll love these scissors that make chopping herbs so quick and easy!

I love learning things from my readers, and years ago a reader recommended these scissors in a discussion on the Kalyn’s Kitchen Facebook page. I’m such a fresh-herb lover that I immediately went to Amazon.com and bought some Herb Scissors (affiliate link), and I’ve been enthusiastically using them ever since! I found a variety of brands of scissors at Amazon.com, but I picked RSVP Herb Scissors, partly because they had a cover to use for storing the scissors. 

herb scissors with strips of fresh basil

How have I used herb scissors?

I’ve mostly used my scissors for mint and basil, but they’d also be perfect for making strips of sage or quickly chopping things like parsley, oregano, tarragon. I snip the herbs from the stem and wash them and spin dry in a Mini Salad and Herb Spinner (affiliate link). Then I stack up the leaves and cut into strips. My nephew Jake is famous for his knife skills, but even he was impressed with how fast you could make strips of basil with the herb scissors.

See how I’ve used the scissors to snip fresh basil:

I’ve snipped fresh basil into strips with herb scissors for dishes like Three Cheese Tomato-Basil Quiche, Crustless Tomato-Basil Breakfast Tarts, Chicken Salad with Basil, Cauliflower Rice with Basil, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts, Green Bean and Tomato Salad, Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shrimp, Ratatouille Stew with Italian Sausage and the ever-popular Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake.

See how I’ve used the scissors to snip fresh mint:

I’ve also snipped mint for Cucumber Avocado Salad with Chickpeas and Feta, Thai-Inspired Turkey Larb Salad, Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps.  I have no doubt that the herb scissors are something I’m going to be using for years.

More Recipes for Cooking with Fresh Herbs:

Cooking with Fresh Basil
Cooking with French Tarragon
Cooking with Fresh Parsley
Cooking with Fresh Mint

About Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks:

I purchased the RSVP Endurance Herb Scissors myself and this company has no idea that I’m writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I would happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don’t accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me.  You can see my other kitchen and food picks in my collection of Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.

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    4 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Herb Scissors”

  1. Gyrf, your choice of course. But at my house I see grasshoppers crawling around on the herbs so I would never eat without washing.

  2. Lazy Cook Confession Time: I never wash the herbs that I grow at home. Since I'm the only one tending my herbs, I know exactly what's on them: nothing but rain water. And I harvest them on a dry day. This eliminates the annoyance of having to wash and dry them and makes using the herb scissors much less of a pain.
    Just a thought . . .

  3. Kathleen, that's interesting. I'm guessing the herb ones might have shorter blades.

  4. I have a pair of these scissors, but they were labeled for shredding paper! I'll have to get a second pair for the kitchen.