7 Delicious Ways To Use Fresh Summer Herb

Make a batch of herb-infused olive oil by combining fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, thyme, or sage with olive oil. Let the herbs steep in the oil for a few days to infuse their flavors. Use this oil for drizzling over salads, pasta, grilled vegetables, or even as a dip for bread. 

– Create herb butter by blending softened butter with finely chopped herbs such as parsley, chives, tarragon, or dill. Roll the herb butter into a log using plastic wrap and chill until firm. Slice and use it to top grilled meats, fish, steamed vegetables, or spread on bread. – 

Prepare a vibrant herb pesto using basil, cilantro, parsley, or a combination of herbs. Blend the herbs with garlic, nuts (such as pine nuts or almonds), Parmesan cheese, and olive oil until smooth. Toss the pesto with pasta, spread it on sandwiches, or use it as a marinade for chicken or fish. 

Whisk together a homemade salad dressing using fresh herbs like mint, basil, or dill along with olive oil, lemon juice or vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper. This herb-infused dressing is perfect for drizzling over salads, grilled vegetables, or even as a marinade. 

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Create flavorful herb marinades for meats, poultry, or seafood. Mix together chopped herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or sage), garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Marinate your protein of choice for a few hours before grilling or roasting for added flavor. 

Add fresh herbs like mint, basil, or lavender to water or cocktails for a refreshing twist. Infuse a pitcher of water with herbs and citrus slices for a cooling beverage. For cocktails, muddle herbs with sugar, add ice, and top with your favorite spirits and mixers. 

Use fresh herbs as garnishes to add color and flavor to your dishes. Sprinkle chopped herbs over soups, salads, grilled meats, or roasted vegetables just before serving. This simple addition enhances the visual appeal and taste of your meals. 

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