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Easy Recipes with Herbs

Herbs are a great addition to any recipe, and we have some fresh suggestions for your next meal. Don't love to cook? Don't worry! These recipes are quick, easy, and a fantastic way to elevate your cooking to chef-level without the stress.

Garlic Herb Butter

This butter is versatile and goes with just about anything! Use it on top of bread, popcorn, veggies, or even as a sandwich spread.


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon herb of your choice (dill, basil, or oregano are my go-to herbs)

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

cracked pepper (to taste)


Place all ingredients in a food processor (or mix by hand in a bowl). Transfer butter mixture to parchment paper or plastic wrap. Cover butter tightly and roll into a log. Place in refrigerator until firm. Enjoy! 


Chimichurri is a condiment that can be used in endless ways, such as a sauce or dip. Serve over fish, chicken, or vegetables, or with crackers.  


1/2 cup olive oil (or flax oil for added omega-3 nutrition)

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (or lemon juice)

1/2 cup-1 cup fresh parsley, chopped finely

1/4 cup fresh basil or fresh cilantro 

3-4 cloves garlic, minced 

1 small red chili or 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

pepper (to taste)


Chop fresh herbs finely and add to a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Chill for 1-2 hours.  Enjoy! 

Herb Salt

Herb salts can add flavor to a variety of dishes. There are endless flavor combinations, and these salts are so handy to have as a staple in the kitchen. Plus, they make great gifts for family and friends!


1 cup salt of your choice (I prefer Himalayan pink salt, but any salt will do)

1/4- 1/2 cup parsley (add more if using fresh herbs)

2 tablespoons dried basil (1/4 cup if using fresh)

1 tablespoon oregano 

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 garlic clove minced

any additional herbs you prefer (optional)


Add fresh parsley, garlic, lemon zest and a little bit of salt to a blender or food processor. Mix for 10 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and blend again. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour salt mixture onto the sheet and spread evenly. Set in a cool oven overnight to dry. Pour salt into a container of your choice and enjoy!