5 Ways to Use Herbs

I love fresh herbs! I try to keep them in jars on the counter, making the house smell good as they wait to be used.

Marinades

I LOVE using fresh herbs in marinades, but admittedly I do this more in the summer when they are abundant in my garden. Recently, I’ve been trying to get in the habit of using them during the winter.

Here are two of my favorites:

Cilantro lime chicken (I added some minced garlic)

Garlic roasted chicken with rosemary – I often use this as a base for marinades too – sometimes I use thyme or oregano and then grill the chicken (no broth or wine for marinating)

Salads

Herbs are delicious on salads. I had seen people say this and actually tried it by accident. We love it! You can also use them to make salad dressing 🙂

Toppings

Cilantro is always a go-to on tacos or anything Mexican. Of course you can sprinkle basil and/or parsley on many different dishes. You can even put them on your eggs!

Pestos

Basil is usually the king of pesto, but you can also use parsley or cilantro. I’ve even seen recipes that use a mix of herbs, as in whatever you have hanging around 😉

Salsas

Here cilantro reigns supreme, but other herbs can be used too. I’ll throw bruschetta in this category too, just because it’s tomatoes and basil. This is another great way to add fruit or veggies and herbs to your meal.

Looking for ideas? Check out my Pinterest board with dressings, pestos and salsas here

How do you incorporate herbs in your cooking?