Win a Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper

Summer is the perfect time to pick a handful of fresh herbs or leaves ready to whizz up into a quick dressing or sauce. I’ve seen some really interesting pesto recipes recently, with walnuts in place of pine nuts or wild garlic in place of basil. Summer fruits can also easily be blitzed into a fruit coulis, or even a quick smoothie. Fresh herbs with a little vinegar and olive oil added make a quick salad dressing, too.

I have two Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Choppers (RRP £24.99) to giveaway this month. The Mini Chopper is easy to use and store and comes with a glass bowl and handy lid.

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  1. susan willshee says

    any minute now the blackberry bushes near my house will burst into fruit – they have so many flowers on! So I’d whizz up a few blackberries and add some yoghurt. Yum1

  2. Angie Hoggett says

    I’d whizz up some old bread to make breadcrumbs for home made fish cakes

  3. Rob Clayton says

    hmm good question. i fancy chopping walnuts/peanuts/cashew nuts and then mixing chillis and fresh tomatoes and herbs. make a hot tomato and nut marinade for some chicken for the bbq. no idea how this will turn out but i like to play in the kitchen

  4. Katie Harmer says

    I would definately chop up salad stuff including red cabbage and/or stir fry veg – It may save me some time!

  5. zoe bryan says

    I would use this for so may thing we do lots of home cooking so it would speed up loads of things like marinades and coleslaw, chopping veg and so much more. the more time I save the more time I can spend baking with my kids

  6. sam bailey says

    I like making home made breadcrumbs with maybe some garlic and lemon, or cajun spice thrown in so this would be ideal to mix it up

  7. Sarah Ballantyne says

    I found a great recipe for Thai Noodle Salad last week and I’d use this to make the dressing – chilli, ginger, lime juice, soy sauce and sugar. Mmmmmm…

  8. kerry sullivan says

    chillis and garlic would be great in this mini chopper – saves getting them on your hands too much

  9. Charlotte Hoskins says

    A smoothie – you have to make use of all the fruit about at this time of year :)

  10. Megan Hughes says

    I would make fresh coleslaw with homemade mayo and also use it to chop fresh herbs.

  11. Hannah Whitling says

    Different pastes and bases for sauces to flavour food. I dont have any blenders etc so rarely make home made marinades and pastes for any meat i’m cooking, so would love to have much more flavoursome food using this.

  12. JenJen says

    I’d use it to make my own hummus. It’s cheaper and healthier than store bought.

  13. Alison Turner says

    I would use it for all sorts chopping herbs for meals,chopping salads,pestos ooooh!!! all sorts 😀

  14. rebecca elaine pawsey says

    cucumber and carrots as my children love snacking on them and this would be a quick way to put them into bitesize pieces.

  15. Tracey Kifford says

    Breadcrumbs – this would make it really quick to make breadcrumbs, which have a multitude of uses in so many recipes.

  16. Holly Boyd says

    In this weather anything cold, a smoothie would be amazing with lots of exotic fruits and perhaps the occasional vegetable.

  17. Celia West says

    So many things – vegs, herbs, breadcrumbs and best of all onions with no tears!

  18. Emma D says

    There are so many different side dishes that I would love to have a go at making. My first choice would probably be coleslaw though.

  19. Claire says

    I’m just starting out eating healthy and aiming to lose lots of LBS!!! This would help me create flavour combos without the calories…

  20. Kelly Hooper says

    Id be cheeky and use it to chop up some veggies that my son swears he doesnt like and hide it in his yorkshire pudding lol

  21. Wendy Smith says

    I would use it to chop fresh herbs & spices for marinades, like coriander, garlic & chillis.

  22. Andrew Halliwell says

    The blackberries are beginning to form and it looks like it might be a bumper crop this year, so, blackberry smoothies…

  23. Helen S says

    The first thing I would make is homemade pesto; it livens up pan fried chicken and spread on a french stick before it goes in the oven, is a perfect alternative to garlic bread …. and no bad breath the next day either, bonus.

  24. Jeremy Hards says

    Carrots, Onions, Peppers and other vegies to make a nice salad. The food processor is too much agro for a meal for one person. A mini chopper would be ideal

  25. Alfredo Vazquez says

    I would use it for making salsa, perfect for when i cook fajitas or just as a tasty dip

  26. princesspamma says

    I would use it to make a really lovely pineapple and chilli salsa – this handy little beauty would save loads of time!

  27. rose p says

    To make up meals for my 2 day fast(not as my husband thought macdonalds one day and burger king the next!)

  28. Ann Robinson says

    I’d use it for guacamole which i love but haven’t found a shop bought one i like

  29. Danielle Graves says

    Some tomatoes, onions, garlic cloves, herbs and seasoning to make a lovely salsa


    I would use it to chop fruit vegetables, ready for summer salads

  31. says

    I prefer my onions finally chopped but I can never do it by hand with a knife so this would be perfect!

    Great for homemade yummy salsa too! :)

    Jen xx

  32. Laura Silver says

    Il be different and say Id chop up some cheese to sprinkle on lasagnes etc :) lol

  33. Annie Costa says

    bananas,strawberries,raspberries&yogurt for a delicious any-time-of-the-day smoothie!

  34. Kerrie McKay says

    I would make a pesto with items from our garden. It would chop up our herbs and garlic nicely.

  35. Louise Comb says

    I would make a chopped salad with cucumber, tomatoes, onions, kidney beans and a little light dressing :)

  36. Julia Nicholls says

    I love making pesto but I would find this a fantastic aid to making coleslaw which I make a lot but find the chopping a bit of a chore.

  37. ali mckenzie says

    I wouldnt know where to start so I’d head for the cookbooks for inspiration

  38. Inga says

    Chopping onions really small is something I hate doing so that’s what I use the chopper for 😀

  39. sian hallewell says

    Would it do carrots for a carrot cake? Hoping so, as I love carrot cake, but it takes ages

  40. Christine Johnson says

    Cheese savoury, l would chop eggs, onions and tomatoes and so many other things

  41. Emily Clark says

    Some homemade vegan pesto – just replace the cheese with white miso and it tastes exactly the same, just as delicious!

  42. Mariana Tarkulicova says

    perfect little Chopper :-) just what my kitchen needs. definately a lovely homemade coleslaw

  43. carol egan says

    this would be great to make my own salsa and guacamole for a mexican inspired meal.

  44. Nina McFadden says

    I would chop up a tomato onion and cucumber to serve with a juicy hamburger.

  45. L Bunning says

    I would chop my home grown herbs and onions. Making a salsa would also be one of the first things I would do.

  46. Tracey chalk says

    Onions!!!! I can cry in the next room from chopped onions! Love making homemade soup so this would be great x

  47. LiBB says

    As a new vegan, I would love to experiment with some homemade dairy free pesto and some fresh Mexican fiery salsa. Yum!

  48. Joanne Mapp says

    My Daughter won’t eat onions if she can see them, so I would use it to make the onion pieces so small, she wouldn’t notice them in her meal.

  49. Alison M says

    Onions…no more crying at the sink with 3.5 yr old daughter asking “what’s the matter Mummy? Why are you sad?”

  50. says

    I would probably use this for all my chopping needs just now, as I am ill and finding chopping very tiring. What I’d most like to use it for though is for grinding spices so I can make delicate curries from scratch.

  51. Jayne Sullivan says

    I would use it to chop up some onions – no more crying eyes. A perfect addition to my homemade pasta sauce.

  52. Liz Thomas says

    Take a whole lemon and slice it thickly, remove seeds, put it in the chopper with a bit of sugar and chilli flakes to taste. Whiz thoroughly. Wonderful condiment to curries. The Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper would be perfect for this!

  53. Jean Vaughan says

    I would chop tomatoes for making my own tomato soup- using my knife is so messy and time consuming.

  54. frances hopkins says

    I’m not a very good cook, so I’d have to leave the deciding to the cook of the house, my partner

  55. Jill Freeman says

    I so often see recipes I fancy cooking for myself but getting the food processor out for quantities for one person really puts me off. This sounds like it fits the bill, esp as you mentioned pesto – my favourite sauce!

    • KAREN TAYLOR says

      Would use to grind my own spices for marinades,curries and fresh herbs for pestos and dressings……mmm bring on the summer : )