One of the healthiest ways to add flavor to your dishes is by using fresh herbs. Basil, mint, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, and sage have serious health benefits. These include fiber, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, digestive aid, and immune-boosting properties. Herbs are also easy to grow at home–you don’t even need a garden! As long as you have plenty of light, you can grow them indoors. Our 12 Best Recipes with Fresh Herbs are so good that if you don’t already grow your own herbs, we guarantee you’ll start. You’ll want them on hand at all times!
12 Best Recipes with Fresh Herbs
This protein-packed dip is made with Greek yogurt, avocado, and fresh basil, mint, parsley, and tarragon. It even gets some extra tang from onion and garlic.
Fresh rosemary adds tons of flavor to oven-baked potatoes. They’re tastier than French fries!
Yes, you can add herbs to sandwiches! This delicious panini takes advantage of your summer tomatoes as well as your summer basil.
Use your parsley to add some flavor to your turkey burgers, and then use chives to add some extra zest to your cucumber salad.
There is nothing like a one-pot meal, especially one as mouthwatering as this one. It’s the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.
Most potato salads are made with mayo, but this clean version is made heart-healthy extra-virgin olive oil instead. Cilantro and parsley shine as its toppings.
Roasted veggies have a natural sweetness, and fresh thyme and oregano complement it perfectly.
Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving. It’s a great source of lean protein, and you should take advantage of your summer garden to make this herb-rubbed turkey.
Barley is a fiber-packed whole grain, and it makes a filling salad that you can enjoy on its own or as a side dish.
Herbs are a great addition to sweet dishes as well as to savory ones. We love the flavor that mint brings to this fruit salad.
Add some basil to your morning smoothie for some serious anti-inflammatory benefits.
Herbal tea made with fresh herbs is the best kind of herbal tea. It’s soothing, delicious, and full of health benefits.
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