Garnish with gusto by learning the handy chiffonade technique. This video shows you how to make those pretty “ribbons” out of basil leaves. It is ridiculously easy, so there is no reason not to take this small step to dress up your food.
When using this trick, avoid rolling the leaves too tightly or slicing them too thinly. Otherwise, you will break down the cell walls of the plant and end up with a bit of green mush rather than those pretty, dainty ribbons.