Herbs



Herbs are the edible, leafy green sections of plants that have been used in culinary and medicinal applications since ancient times. If your dish is lacking flavor, you don’t have to add extra salt or fat. Simply turn to fresh herbs. The licorice notes of basil, the lemony scent of thyme, the fresh punch of parsley—there is an herb to complement any dish. If you’ve only been using herbs sprinkled over your finished dish, try making them into sauces like pesto and chimichurri; they add a burst of flavor to soups and grilled meats, fish and vegetables. The Food & Wine guide to herbs includes tips for working with herbs as well as our favorite recipes like Herb Butter Roasted Chicken, Herbed Zucchini Feta Fritters and more.

More Herbs

3 Fast Herb Fixes

A Modern Way to Cook by British author Anna Jones (dubbed the new Nigella Lawson) is a vegetarian bible, and fresh herbs are key. Here, three easy ways to use your herbs.
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Oregano Recipes

Say hello to your new favorite herb—oregano is perfect for homemade pesto, grilled seafood, and roasted chicken. Add a few sprigs to your negroni for an aromatic garnish.
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Lemongrass

Commonly used in Asian cooking, lemongrass is the star of this chicken-and-lemongrass dumpling recipe, this salt-crusted tilapia dish and more.