I love cooking with fresh herbs. They make every dish taste delicious and fresh as well as provide us with all the herbal goodness that our gardens provide us.
Benefits of Eating Fresh Culinary Herbs
Culinary herbs aren't just delicious, they are good for us too!
most are highly anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor
most help prevent & manage diabetes by controlling blood sugar and insulin activity
most are rich in antioxidants
many also have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal qualities
(dried herbs also have these benefits, but slightly less so)
What Culinary Herbs Can I Easily Grow In My Garden
Here where I live (zone 5), we can easily grow many herbs! Some easy ones to try are:
While some of these are annuals here, they are very easy to pop in the ground in the Spring and enjoy all summer long.
5 Easy Recipes to Use Herbs From The Garden
That's why we're here right? I'm going to give you 5 easy dishes to use fresh herbs. If you don't have a garden, pick some up at your farmers' market or your local grocery store. Watch the video below to learn more about making these dishes.
Eggs with Chives
Caprese Salad (basil)
Cilantro Lime Rice
Tabbouleh (parsley, spearmint)
Watch Me Make These
Sprinkle parsley on just about every finished savory dish you make. It adds a little freshness to meat, seafood, potatoes, vegetables, eggs, casseroles, etc.
Finish any Italian-inspired dish with chopped basil.
Thyme tastes great in a vinaigrette.
Dill isn't just for pickles. Chop and add to pasta salads, egg salads, and fish dishes.
Cilantro is great with any Mexican or Indian-flavored dish.
Top a pizza with fresh oregano.
Make an Herbal Butter.
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