Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Easy, Healthy Recipes with Herbs

February 26, 2019
Herbs in Bowl

Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs! Cooking with herbs can add great health benefits to your meals as well as make them even more tasty, so check out these delicious herb recipes

Whether you’re looking for savory rosemary recipes or a mint dish to keep your breath fresh on date night, we’ve got the herb recipes you’re looking for! 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. 

And in case you haven’t started on that herb garden yet, check out which herbs we recommend and our list of seven great kitchen herbs! For even more detailed advice, consult our herbs growing chart.

Herb Recipes

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Herb Omelet
Make the most important meal of your day even more exciting with this great omelet.

Photo Credit: Mshev/shutterstock.com

Cornbread with Pine Nuts and Rosemary
A tasty cornbread that combines the savory hints of rosemary and pine nuts with the sweetness of honey.


Marjoram Mushrooms
These cute appetizers are perfect for your next dinner party.

Photo Credit: Heidi Stonehill

Herbed Popovers
A light popover with a savory hint of oregano and thyme.

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Dill and Potato Cakes
These yummy appetizers can be served right alongside the Marjoram Mushrooms!

Photo Credit: C. Quinnell

Basil Pesto
This recipe calls for basil, but you can experiment with other herbs such as parsley, thyme, tarragon, and cilantro.

Basil pesto Photo by Dmytro Mykhailov/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Dmytro Mykhailov/Shutterstock

Mint Chiller
Try this refreshing summer drink alongside old-fashioned switchel, and see which one your family prefers!

Photo Credit: Amy Nieskens

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!

Photo Credit: S. Perreault

Rosemary Chicken with Spinach
This chicken breast makes for a delicious rosemary recipe.

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Herb Butter
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.


Herb-Stuffed Pasta
Two cheeses and several herbs make this a richly flavored dish.


Cilantro and Mint Sauce
Pair this refreshing sauce with fish.


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!

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