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

Includes: parsley, cilantro (optional: mint)

 

2. Harissa Tomato Danishes with Herby Goat Cheese

Includes: thyme, rosemary

 

3. Maple Garlic Roasted Carrots with Carrot Greens Chimichurri

Includes: thyme (optional: parsley and cilantro)

 

4. Herb Caprese Salad

Includes: chives, dill, cilantro, parsley, tarragon

 

5. Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Includes: cilantro

 

6. Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots

Source: Budget Bytes

Includes: parsley (optional: basil)

 

7. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Walnut Pesto

Includes: sage, parsley

 

8. Green Goddess Dressing

Includes: cilantro, parsley

 

9. Smoked Salmon Toasts with Herbed Cream Cheese

Includes: parsley, dill

 

10. Lemon, Garlic, and Herb Baked Cod

Includes: parsley, basil

 

11. Loaded Grilled Eggplant with Creamy Herb Sauce

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

Includes: cilantro, mint, Thai basil

 

16. Tarragon Mustard Chicken Skewers

Includes: tarragon

 

17. French Potato Salad

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

 

18. Greek Avocado Salad with Garlic-Dill Vinaigrette

Includes: dill

 

19. Lavender Lemonade

Includes: lavender

 

20. Chocolate Mint Cake with Mint Buttercream Frosting

Includes: mint

 

21. Mint and Rosemary Lemonade with Vanilla

Includes: mint, rosemary