When herbs are in season, rejoice in recipes that incorporate heavenly rosemary, basil, dill, mint, oregano, and thyme. Cooking with herbs not only releases great fresh flavors, but also is healthy! From savory rosemary recipes to an amazing herb butter to divine basil pesto to a mint dish to keep your breath fresh on date night, here are 15 flavorful herb recipes.
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs!
Cooking With Herbs
Even if you simply want to spice up a typical dish like omelets or a salad, try these recipes for an herbal twist. And if you don’t have all the herbs the recipes call for, don’t worry—try a bit of experimenting! Once you get the hang of cooking with herbs, you’ll know which herbs work perfectly together (and which you might want to put aside for next time!).
- When using delicate herbs such as cilantro, parsley, and chives, add them 1 to 2 minutes before the end of cooking or sprinkle on top when a dish is served.
- Hardy herbs, including marjoram, thyme, and rosemary, can be added during cooking, without fear that they will lose flavor or become chewy.
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Make the most important meal of your day even more exciting with this great omelet.
Cornbread with Pine Nuts and Rosemary
A tasty cornbread that combines the savory hints of rosemary and pine nuts with the sweetness of honey.
These cute appetizers are perfect for your next dinner party.
A light popover with a savory hint of oregano and thyme.
Dill and Potato Cakes
These yummy appetizers can be served right alongside the Marjoram Mushrooms!
This recipe calls for basil, but you can experiment with other herbs such as parsley, thyme, tarragon, and cilantro.
Sally’s Bulgur Salad
This recipe comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, Sally. She wanted to introduce grains into the family’s diet, so she concocted this simple and delicious bulgur salad. Looking for more great salad recipes after loving this one? Try this list of eight great salads!
Rosemary Chicken with Spinach
This chicken breast makes for a delicious rosemary recipe.
This zesty condiment adds flavor to vegetables, cooked steak (melt a pat on top!), hot biscuits, and sandwiches.
Tomato Herb Bread
Fresh tomatoes and herbs create a moist quick bread reminiscent of summer.
Two cheeses and several herbs make this a richly flavored dish.
Cilantro and Mint Sauce
Pair this refreshing sauce with fish.
Tzatziki is a refreshing sauce made with cool cucumbers, dill, creamy Greek yogurt, and zingy lemon.
Grilled Chicken With Fresh Herbs is the perfect summer recipe. The green herb marinade is amazing!
Growing your own herbs is so easy and inexpensive. Who wants to buy those pricey little bundles at the market?
Many herbs such as mint and dill just take off! (In fact, grow mint in its own bed or container so that it doesn’t spread and become invasive.)
Photo credit: Catherine Boeckmann
If all these recipes still don’t use up your supply of herbs, we’ve still got you covered—learn how to properly preserve herbs for more meals in the future!