Can You Dice Vegetables In A Food Processor?

Are you tired of dicing vegetables by hand? You’re not alone. While I certainly love being in the kitchen, this is a chore that can get tedious really fast.

If you have a food processor, maybe you’re thinking about giving it a try to get all of your dicing jobs done faster. Not so fast!

A food processor (or Magic Bullet) isn’t a good choice for dicing vegetables, though it’s ideal for chopping.

Don’t be disappointed. Keep reading to find out how you can make short work of dicing anything, even without using a food processor…

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What’s the difference between dicing and chopping?

Allow me to get a bit technical for a moment. Many people use the terms dicing and chopping interchangeably.

Let me tell you – they aren’t the same thing.

The main difference is that dicing is more precise than chopping.

Chopping results in vegetables that are similar in size, but not necessarily in shape.

Dicing, on the other hand, means the pieces are all the same size and shape i.e. a square – or if you want to get really technical, a cube shape.

This is partially for even cooking, but also for the appear

Dicing, on the other hand, means the pieces are all the same size and shape i.e. a square – or if you want to get really technical, a cube shape.

This is partially for even cooking, but also for the appearance of the finished dish.

What is a food processor used for?

Before we go any further, let me just tell you how great a food processor is.

You can’t dice with it, but you won’t be sorry you have one.

Use it to chop vegetables, grind nuts or breadcrumbs and shred herbs.

You can also use the attachments to make bread dough and baked goods.

If you do a lot of meal prep, a food processor is handy to have on hand. Just not for dicing.

So kitchen appliance should I buy for dicing vegetables?

You aren’t doomed to a lifetime of dicing by hand.

Put the food processor away and use one of these other handy tools for getting the job done.

A dedicated vegetable dicing device is quite handy for this job.

You can buy electric ones or manually operated versions.

Some of these products open up, allowing you to place the vegetable inside, then pressing down to create the same size and shape of chunks.

Others require pressing down on a handle to operate the blade, which turns each time it goes down, an easy way to get an even dice.

Still others twist with the vegetables inside the container, dicing them as you twist. Some of these are manual, while others are electrically operated.

A mandolin or grater is also ideal for getting uniformly sized vegetables when a recipe calls for dicing.

These are great for presentation as well as you can use differently shaped blades to create fancy cuts.

What do I do with the diced vegetables?

If you don’t already have a recipe that you’re using, maybe you’re wondering what to do with diced vegetables.

There are plenty of great ways to use them in your meal repertoire.

Not only can you add them to delicious recipes, but they also enable you to make healthier dishes.

Use diced vegetables in soup, salad, pot pie, pasta dishes, fried rice and quiche.

Now you’re ready to be a dicing master in your kitchen. What are you making with your diced vegetables?

So Can I Use A Food Processor To Dice Vegetables?

No, you technically you cannot use a food processor to dice vegetables.

Dicing, means the pieces are all the same size and shape i.e. a square – or if you want to get really technical, a cube shape.

A food processor will typically not dice all your vegetables into that cubed shape but will slice and chop them into small pieces which are not all the same size or appearance.