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How to Peel and Mince Ginger

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I LOVE ginger!! Do you?

Ginger tips!

  • If you want to use ginger throughout the week, mince or slice a couple inches and store in a tightly sealed container
  • use in tea or water with lemon (really nice when you have a cold)
  • stir fry’s
  • salads
  • dressings (toasted sesame oil, tamari sauce, minced garlic, and ginger – this is my favorite, I use it ALL the time)
  • smoothies – If you have a blendtec blender chunks of ginger would be fine, for a standard blender just use thinner slices or minced ginger
  • soups
  • desserts
  • water (instead of or with lemon)
  • oatmeal (with a little honey, chopped nuts and apricots)
  • Be creative!

The Spoon Method for Peeling Ginger

What you need:

Ginger + a spoon

How to:

Simply snap off or cut off the size of ginger you desire. Hold the ginger in one hand and your spoon in another. Hold the spoon like shown with concave side down. Place the edge of the spoon against the ginger and pull down and towards you. The skin will just slide right off.

This is such an easy trick – I love it! Now you could use a potato peeler, but this tool will take off A LOT of the ginger along with the skin. That’s why I like the spoon method better, it just removes the skin and does so in an easy manner.


What you need

How to Mince Ginger

Once your ginger is peeled, grate it along the microplane. Give the microplane a nice strong tap against the cutting board to remove extra ginger from the tool. A fibrous part is all that will be left when done. Instead of throwing this out, I added it to my hot green tea. Yum!

What is your favorite way to use ginger? I love it in mixed vegetable salads or in the dressing to a salad. mmm mmm good!

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