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Fresh Herbs for Summer Meals

FEATURED PRODUCE: Fresh Herbs for Summer Meals

Fresh herbs are flavorful tools for turning all of your summer recipes from good to great. They add incredible flavor to the simplest of dishes. Here are four ways we love to use fresh herbs:

 

Toss them in your salad. Add a mixture of herbs to your green salad. Try a blend of fresh dill, basil, marjoram and chervil. Or make your fruit salad more exciting with a few leaves of fresh mint.

 

Give grilled fish a flavor boost. It’s easy to make grilled fish your weekday dinner – and change it up each time – with a simple recipe. Coat the fish with oil, season with salt and pepper and squeeze lemon on top. Then sprinkle on different herbs each time! Thyme and rosemary are two choices that work well. For fish with Mexican flair, swap in lime for the lemon and add cilantro. Serve with a side of guacamole.

 

Stir them into dips and add them to toppings. Speaking of cilantro, toss a handful into your guacamole. Stir fresh dill into plain yogurt for an easy dip. Top pizza with fresh basil and tomatoes marinated in balsamic vinegar.

 

Liven up your desserts. While you might not think of herbs in sweeter dishes, their delicate flavors also enhance desserts and baked goods beautifully. Basil matches with berry and peach flavors, for example. Try adding it to a peach cobbler or a freshly made sorbet. Rosemary pairs nicely with citrus and adds earthy flavor to buttery shortbread cookies. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with mint and chocolate!

 

 

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