A Tool that Makes Mincing Fresh Herbs Easy

Photo: Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN

Product reviewed: Urban Trend Orbit Herb Chopper

The Urban Trend Orbit Herb Chopper is a useful kitchen gadget for people who like to cook with lots of fresh herbs and prefer using a chopping tool over a knife. This one has a triple blade and folds so that it takes up less space, making it ideal for kitchens with less storage.

When I saw the Orbit Herb Chopper advertised, I couldn’t wait to try it out on my next batch of mixed herb pesto sauce. My recipe calls for a variety of herbs including mint, basil and parsley mixed with baby greens. I was curious to see how the chopper would work on a mix of herbs. The plastic ring works well as a cutting handle and with the push of a button the stainless-steel blades fold in and out.

The tool works best when you roll it back and forth to mince the herbs. The chopper does its job when the herbs are dry, but damp herbs tend to cling to the blades. Don’t count on it to cut into hard veggies such as carrots, as they get stuck between the blades. And cooks should be careful when using the tool — the blades are sharp and care should be taken when turning them in and out by putting the safety cap over the blades.

I like that this chopper is dishwasher safe on the top rack, and that the company offers a five-year guarantee. The Orbit Herb Chopper serves its purpose when preparing herb-intensive recipes and would make a great gift for those experimenting with fresh herbs as flavoring to reduce salt in cooking. A Tool that Makes Mincing Fresh Herbs Easy - Finally, the diameter is 6¾ inches so make sure you have room to store it! Happy chopping!

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Layne Lieberman, MS, RDN, CDN, LDN is an internationally recognized registered dietitian-nutritionist, culinary travel leader, writer and entrepreneur. She is author of the award-winning lifestyle cookbook, Beyond the Mediterranean Diet: European Secrets of the Super-Healthy. Visit her website, World RD, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.