Looking to add a punch of flavor to any dish? Turn to fresh herbs! Herbs offer a variety of flavors and health benefits that will enhance your cooking and your health. Read on, and stock your kitchen with healthy, flavorful herbs today.
Most commonly used in Mexican cuisine, cilantro has bright green leaves and seeds that can be added to salsa, tacos, and salads to increase flavor. Try our Grilled Chicken and Avocado Tacos with Cilantro Crema recipe.
In addition to its fresh, crisp flavor, basil is also rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, and calcium. Basil is versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes including chicken, pasta, soups, and salads. Try our Strawberry-Basil Water for a natural way to flavor a glass of water.
Did you know that chives come from the same group of veggies as garlic and onions? Because of this, chives have a distinctly delicious flavor that can be enjoyed with just a sprinkle of this herb. Try our Zucchini Crostini with Goat Cheese Spread recipe for a tangy appetizer.
Dill is a fresh and flavorful herb that is a great addition to grilled meals because it protects against the free radicals and the carcinogens found in grill smoke. Grill up a tasty dill dish by trying our Dill Yogurt Spread recipe.
Perfect in smoothies, desserts, and salads, mint not only increases flavor but it also provides manganese, vitamin A, and vitamin C nutrients. For a morning wake-me-up, try our Morning Lemon & Mint Water recipe and for an after dinner treat, try our Chocolate Mint Tea Ice Cream recipe.
Like dill, rosemary is best showcased on the grill. You can add chopped rosemary leaves to marinades for grilled meats and veggies, or sprinkle it in soups, stews, or on roasted vegetables. For a crowd-pleasing side dish, try our Slow Cooker Homestyle Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary and On the Grill: Crisp Rosemary Fries with Low-Fat Aioli.
While many choose to garnish their plates with parsley, you can put this fresh herb to better use by adding it to pasta, cold salads, ground beef, and smoothies, or on top of soups and stews before serving. Looking for a unique way to enjoy your parsley? Try our Super Detox Green Smoothie recipe.
Amp up the flavor of any dish with fresh and flavorful herbs. Not only will you enjoy their great taste, but you can also reap their wealth of nutrients and wide variety of health benefits.
Don’t miss out on the latest and greatest from SkinnyMs. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter. Also, like our Facebook page and follow us on Pinterest for tasty recipes, clean eating tips, and healthy lifestyle resources.