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21 Recipes to Make With All Those Herbs You Grew


At-home herb gardens are truly wonderful. Fresh herbs on-hand for anything you could possibly imagine? It’s pretty great, guys. But the problem that comes along with (successfully) growing herbs or just, you know, buying more than you needed for a recipe, is that you oftentimes will find that you have many, many more herbs than you know what to do with. So how do you keep your herbs from going bad (or from taking over the garden)? That’s right, you cook with them.

If you’re not used to cooking with a lot of fresh herbs, it can take a minute to figure out how they can be used. But, luckily, this isn’t something you have to do on your own. Whether you have copious amounts of basil, dill, mint, or more on your hands, one of these 21 recipes we’ve rounded up will help you make the most of your abundance of herbs.


1. Falafel

Source: Gimme Some Oven

Includes: parsley, cilantro (optional: mint)


2. Harissa Tomato Danishes with Herby Goat Cheese

Source: My Name is Yeh

Includes: thyme, rosemary


3. Maple Garlic Roasted Carrots with Carrot Greens Chimichurri

Source: Jessica in the Kitchen

Includes: thyme (optional: parsley and cilantro)


4. Herb Caprese Salad

Source: What’s Gaby Cooking

Includes: chives, dill, cilantro, parsley, tarragon


5. Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Source: Ambitious Kitchen

Includes: cilantro


6. Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots

Source: Budget Bytes

Includes: parsley (optional: basil)


7. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Walnut Pesto

Source: Downshiftology

Includes: sage, parsley


8. Green Goddess Dressing

Source: Platings and Pairings

Includes: cilantro, parsley


9. Smoked Salmon Toasts with Herbed Cream Cheese

Source: Brooklyn Supper

Includes: parsley, dill


10. Lemon, Garlic, and Herb Baked Cod

Source: Baker By Nature

Includes: parsley, basil


11. Loaded Grilled Eggplant with Creamy Herb Sauce

Source: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Includes: basil, parsley


12. Simple Tomato and Herb Israeli Couscous Salad

Source: Food By Maria

Includes: dill, parsley


13. Three Herb Tomato Zucchini Salad

Source: Cotter Crunch

Includes: chives, parsley, basil


14. Grilled Salmon with Mango Cucumber Mint Salsa

Source: Recipe Runner

Includes: mint


15. Asian Chicken Soup

Source: Ambitious Kitchen

Includes: cilantro, mint, Thai basil


16. Tarragon Mustard Chicken Skewers

Source: Host the Toast

Includes: tarragon


17. French Potato Salad

Source: Gimme Some Oven

Includes: parsley, rosemary, chives, tarragon, thyme, dill


18. Greek Avocado Salad with Garlic-Dill Vinaigrette

Source: Host the Toast

Includes: dill


19. Lavender Lemonade

Source: Downshiftology

Includes: lavender


20. Chocolate Mint Cake with Mint Buttercream Frosting

Source: My Name is Yeh

Includes: mint


21. Mint and Rosemary Lemonade with Vanilla

Source: Foolproof Living

Includes: mint, rosemary