One of the best parts of growing your very own herb garden is that you have endless opportunities to try something new in the kitchen. Whether this means that you are taking up a new perspective on an old classic recipe, or trying something that you have never done before, having a garden full of fresh herbs at your fingertips is something you are certain to be endlessly thankful for.
As an ode to the fresh spring season that is now upon us, we wanted to share some of our very favorite herb based recipes with you. It is time to get inspired and put your garden’s growth to work.
Cooking with Herbs
One of the best things about cooking with herbs right from your garden is that you will always be enjoying them while they are fresh. Herbs are most potent and flavorful when they are just harvested; when you are bringing herbs home from the grocery store, they have been sitting for a long time, and often will not pack the same punch as herbs grown in your own garden.
Cooking with herbs also allows you much more creative freedom in the recipes that you choose to make. Once you have familiarized yourself with the flavors of each herb that you are growing, you will be at liberty to sprinkle in a touch of flavor in recipes that you never would have considered to add to before.
It is true that certain herbs go best with specific flavor profiles of other foods. See the lists below to start imagining how you want to cook up the fresh herbs in your garden:
- Curly Leaf Parsley
- Leafy Greens
- Flat Leaf Italian Parsley
These companions to some of our favorite herbs will definitely never let you down. That said, feel free to experiment with your own ideas, too! You never know when you will find that combination of flavors that serves up a true culinary home run.
Some of our Favorite Herb Based Recipes
The act of choosing a favorite recipe is simply so difficult to decide on. When you have an entire garden full of fresh herbs at your disposal, there is no need to choose a favorite, because you can make them all. Still, we wanted to share with you some of the most delicious recipes featuring herbs that you are growing in your garden. Take a look.
- Rosemary : Rosemary Chicken & Smashed Potatoes
- Oregano: Oregano Infused Olive Oil
- Basil: Ricotta Tomato Toast with Fresh Basil
- Sage: Champagne Punch with Sage, Lemon & Ginger
- Thyme: Lemon Thyme Herb Butter
- Parsley: Arugula Salad with Parsley & Lemon Vinaigrette
- Chives: Stir-fried Noodles with Chili Shrimp & Chives
- Cilantro: Cilantro Salmon Sushi Bowl
What are you Waiting for?
If you are waiting to start your herb garden, what is the wait for? Now is the time to get growing! You will be ever thankful once you begin your journey with growing an herb garden – and so will your family. Once you start making delicious recipes with your very own fresh herb harvest, you will not want to turn back.