I made these charts, printed them out, and put them inside one of my favorite cookbooks because I could never remember (and could never find easily) these equivalent measurements when I needed them. I hope you’ll find these charts helpful too. This chart is for the vegetables that I use the most, and now when a recipe calls for half a cup of celery, I can see at a glance that I need to chop approximately one stalk!

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IngredientApproximate Equivalent Measurements
Asparagus (Fresh)3 cups, trimmed16 to 20 spears, about 1 pound
Broccoli (Fresh)2 cups florets1 pound
Brussels Sprouts (Fresh)4 cups, cooked1 pound
Cabbage (Fresh)5 to 6 cups, shredded1 medium head
Cabbage1 cup, shredded1/4 pound
Carrots1 cup, julienne strips5 medium carrots
Carrots1 cup, shredded2 medium carrots
Carrots1 cup, thinly sliced3 medium carrots
Cauliflower (Fresh)3 cups1 medium head, about 2 pounds
Celery1 cup, diagonally sliced3 medium stalks
Celery1 cup, sliced2 medium stalks
Chives (Fresh)1 tablespoon1 teaspoon, dried
Collard Greens (Fresh)6 to 7 cups, uncooked1 1/2 cups, cooked
Corn on the Cob1 cup kernels3 to 4 ears
Cucumber1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups, peeled, sliced or chopped1 medium
Cucumber1 cup, diced1 small cucumber


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IngredientApproximate Equivalent Measurements
Eggplant (Fresh)2 1/2 cups, diced and cooked1 pound
Green Beans (Fresh)2 1/2 cups, cut and cooked1 pound
Green Onions1 cup, choppedabout 18 stalks
Green Peas (In Pod)1 cup, shelled1 pound
Green Pepper1 cup, chopped1 medium pepper
Greens (Fresh)3 cups, cooked1 pound
Lettuce (Iceberg)4 cups, shredded1 medium head
Lettuce (Iceberg)6 to 8 cups, torn1 medium head
Lettuce (Leaf)4 to 6 cups, torn25 to 30 leaves
Lettuce (Romaine)6 cups, torn1 head
Mushrooms1 6 to 8-ounce can1 pound fresh
Mushrooms1 pound20 to 24 mushroom caps
Mustard Greens (Fresh)6 to 7 cups, uncooked1 1/2 cups, cooked
Onion Powder1 tablespoon1 medium onion, chopped
Onions (Dehydrated)1/4 cup1 cup chopped raw
Onions1 cup, chopped1 small onion
Parsnips2 cups, cooked and diced4 medium
Peppers (Sweet, Fresh)1/2 cup, chopped1 medium
Potatoes(White or Russet)1 3/4 cups, mashed3 medium
Potatoes(White or Russet)2 1/4 cups, peeled and diced3 medium
Potatoes1 cup, cubed1 small potato
Radishes1 cup, thinly slicedabout 12 radishes
Spaghetti Squash4 cups cooked strands2 pounds
Spinach4 cups torn leaves1 1/2 cups, cooked
Summer Squash2 cups sliced and cooked3 medium
Sweet Potatoes1 3/4 to 2 cups, mashed3 medium
Sweet Potatoes2 cups, cubed3 medium
Swiss Chard9 to 10 cups, raw2 1/2 cups, cooked
Tomatoes (Fresh)1 cup, chopped1 large
Turnip Greens6 to 7 cups, raw1 cup, cooked
Wax Beans (Fresh)3 cups2 1/2 cups, cut and cooked
Zucchini1 cup, cooked3 medium