Learn how to prepare, store, and cook with some of the most popular fresh herbs, including sage, basil, chives, and more.
Herbs are a simple and quick method to add flavor to a dish. Uncertain of where to begin? Use this infographic as a short guide to learn how to prepare and store fresh herbs as well as some recipe suggestions. Consider adding some basil and marjoram to your preferred tomato sauce or sprinkling some thyme and rosemary on a bird before roasting it. Make your own homemade chimichurri sauce to go with your favorite grilled meats or pesto to add to pasta. When making a homemade vinaigrette or creamy ranch dip, add your favorite chopped herbs. A salad with an Asian flair is a great place to use herbs like mint and cilantro. You could be more familiar with some plants than others. Try out a few at once until you discover some that you like.
Grow your own herbs for the most recent flavor. Herbs are among of the simplest plants to cultivate for novice gardeners, and they thrive in containers, so you don’t need a lot of room. Start with seedlings of herbs like basil, chives, cilantro, mint, and parsley so that you may begin collecting them as soon as you plant them. With well-drained soil, plant in a large container, and water often. You may have fresh herbs on hand anytime you need them if you place them in a bright location on a windowsill or outside near your kitchen door.