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How to Cut a Jalapeno

Learn How to Cut a Jalapeno easily! Whether you're cutting jalapenos into slices or dicing them, our easy guide will show you the best way to get the job done.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword cutting jalapenos, how to cut a jalapeno, how to cut jalapeno, jalapeno recipes, recipes with jalapenos
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 sliced or diced jalapeno
Calories 4kcal



  • 1 jalapeno pepper


  • Start by cutting the stem off your jalapeno.
    Slicing the stem off of a jalapeno on a white cutting board
  • Cut the jalapeno pepper in half.
    Cutting a jalapeno in half on a white cutting board
  • Take your spoon and scoop the seeds out from the inside of the pepper, scraping as much of the white rib out with the seeds.
    Removing the seeds from a jalapeno pepper using a spoon
  • Cut the two halves of the pepper into halves again.
    Four jalapeno strips from one whole pepper next to the stem on a cutting board
  • Cut into slices and begin dicing.
    How to cut a jalapeno: dicing a jalapeno on a cutting board



  • Wear gloves to avoid the dreaded "hot pepper hands". See the post for what you can do if you don't have gloves!
  • Store sliced jalapenos in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 0.4mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.04mg