9 Uses for Leftover Herbs

Buying herbs to liven up your cooking typically leads to lots of leftovers. To be sure none of your money or lovely herbs go to waste, here are our top 9 uses for leftover herbs. 

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Herb-Infused Water

Try old favorites like cucumber mint or change it up with pineapple mint, citrus cilantro, or strawberry thyme

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Herb Butter

One of the most common uses of extra herbs - simply stir some herbs into softened butter

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Dried Herbs

This is best for woodier herbs like rosemary or thyme. After drying you can store them in an airtight plastic bag or crumple them and store them in a jar

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Herb Pesto

Not just for basil! Use any tender herb leaf such as mint, tarragon, cilantro, or parsley

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Herb Salsa Verde

Make this simple herby relish to put on eggs, fish, steak - well anything! You can use a food processor to chop and mix fresh herbs, garlic, capers, lemon zest, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and maybe a bit of anchovies to make your own.

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Herb Cooking Cubes

Fill ice cube tray halfway with herbs and top off with stock or white wine

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Herb Oil

Use drier herbs such as thyme or rosemary and throw in some garlic or peppercorns to spice it up

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Salad Dressing

The options are endless! Try making an Italian herb or chive vinaigrette

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Smoothie Add-In

Spice up your smoothies with some refreshing herbs like mint, parsley, basil, or cilantro!


 
Kelly Fox