In terms of bang for your buck, fresh herbs bring the flavor in a big way. Dried herbs just can’t compete with their vibrant fragrance and gorgeous color in pretty much any recipe. Whether you’re serving a comforting beef stew with thyme or a fresh summer salad with basil and mint, fresh herbs will make the dish sing.
Here’s how to make the most of fresh herbs in your meals and how to keep your herbs fresh as long as possible.
For herbs with woody stems, like rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, and mint:
For delicate-stemmed herbs, like parsley, cilantro, dill, and basil:
So now you know what to do with delicious fresh herbs. What are you going to try to make first?