Fresh dill is a fragrant, aromatic kitchen herb best known for its vibrant flavor. This collection of recipes using fresh dill includes both classic dishes and fresh ideas for how to use a bunch of dill; leaves, flowers, seeds, stems and all.
Fresh dill is a fragrant, aromatic kitchen herb, perhaps best known for the vibrant flavor it imparts to classic dill pickles. A close cousin to parsley and celery, dill tastes vaguely like a mashup of the two mixed with mild licorice or fennel. Dill is commonly used in Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, and is a standard in such diverse dishes as Hungarian mushroom soup, Greek tzatziki, pickled herring, and Russian borscht.
- How to Use Fresh Dill
- Hungarian Mushroom Soup
- Creamy Potato & Dill Soup
- Layered Pasta Salad
- Creamy Dill Sauce
- Pop's Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles
- Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
- Green Goddess Dressing
- Baked Salmon & Roasted Asparagus
- Smoked Salmon Pastry Cups
- Cod in Parchment
- Dill Potato Salad
- Dill Pickle Chicken Salad
- Roasted White Asparagus
- Greek Dolma
- German Cucumber Dill Salad (Gurkensalat)
- Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce
- Smoked Salmon Crostini
- Fresh Quinoa Salad
- Finnish Salmon Soup
- Dill Hummus
- Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich
- Creamy Mushroom Dill Pierogi Sauce
- Smoked Salmon Fettuccine
- Hot Crab Dip
- Dill Crackers
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- More Garden Fresh Recipes
How to Use Fresh Dill
All parts of the green parts of the dill plant can be used in cooking: leaves, flowers, seeds, and stems. The delicate, feathery leaves are an aromatic herb known as dillweed, and the flat dill seeds that mature from the flowers are the more intensely flavored spice. A cluster of dill seeds or flowers still on the stalk is known as a dill head, or a head of dill.
Dill is easy to grow from seed, and is suitable for gardens or containers. Dill grows best in a well-drained, slightly acidic soil, and should be sown directly where you want it to grow, as the plants don't transplant easily. Fresh dill season runs from late spring to early summer in most parts of the US.
To store fresh dill, gently layer stems in damp paper towels and place in an airtight, resealable plastic bag. Dill will last in the refrigerator for up to a week or more.
This collection of recipes using fresh dill includes classic dishes like Dill Potato Salad and Baked Salmon with Dill. You’ll also find plenty of fresh ideas, like Creamy Dill Sauce, Smoked Salmon Dill Ricota Crostini, and a beautiful Layered Pasta Salad with fresh dill pesto. Enjoy!
Hungarian Mushroom Soup
This Hungarian Mushroom Soup with fresh dill is serious comfort eats! Rich, earthy flavors combine with fresh herbs in a thick cream base to create this deeply satisfying, umami-intense cold-weather soup!
Creamy Potato & Dill Soup
Fresh dill fronds have that deliciously fresh, grassy, slightly citrusy taste. And this Potato Dill Soup recipe really makes the most out of this fluffy herb.
Layered Pasta Salad
This Layered Pasta Salad is packed with roast and fresh vegetables and a pesto using fresh dill fronds. It is a gorgeous table centerpiece and perfect for the warmer seasons or Christmas!
Creamy Dill Sauce
Creamy Dill Sauce with Feta goes together in just minutes, and is delicious as a dip, dressing, or sauce. Light and fresh, it pairs well with many Greek, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean foods.
Pop's Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles
Spicy, garlicky, crunchy, these heirloom Dill Pickles are packed with all that old-fashion dill pickle flavor you long for and can't find in a store.
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
Calling all pickle lovers! This Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is a classic cold pasta salad with a tangy twist. Quick and easy to make, this tangy pasta salad recipe is just the thing for serving at those backyard barbecues, summer picnics and taking to potlucks.
Green Goddess Dressing
Made with fresh herbs and a creamy base, Green Goddess Dressing is perfect for dipping vegetables or adding flavor to a salad. A tangy, herby, and refreshing flavor, great anytime.
Baked Salmon & Roasted Asparagus
This Butter Dill Baked Salmon with Roasted Asparagus is the perfect weeknight dinner! This sheet pan salmon recipe is quick and easy and done in less than 30 minutes!
Smoked Salmon Pastry Cups
Smoked Salmon Pastry Cups with mascarpone and fresh dill are a breeze to throw together and perfect for any gathering.
Cod in Parchment
Delicate, flavorful Lemon Dill Cod in Parchment (Cod en Papillote) with capers makes a beautiful meal for a date night!
Dill Potato Salad
This Dill Potato Salad is made even tastier with the addition of greens onion, dill pickles and lots of refreshing herbs and microgreens! Perfect side dish for summer picnics and barbecues!
Dill Pickle Chicken Salad
Dill Pickle Chicken Salad, made with oven baked chicken, crunchy pickles, red onion, fresh dill, mayo and garlic. It’s an easy way to mix up your weekly meal prep!
Roasted White Asparagus
Roasted White Asparagus With Capers and Dill features fresh ingredients like pine nuts, capers and fresh dill. It is the perfect side dish for hearty dinners.
Stuffed with a savory mixture of seasoned meat, rice, and fresh herbs, these tasty Greek-style stuffed grape leaves are perfect served as an appetizer, as part of a mezza platter, or as a hearty side dish.
German Cucumber Dill Salad (Gurkensalat)
The Cucumber Dill Salad, or Gurkensalat, is a popular spring and summer salad in Germany, Austria and surrounding countries.
Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce
These Easy Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce will surely become your next healthy meal obsession. The salmon patties are cooked to a golden crisp perfection. Not to mention they’re juicy, flavorful and ridiculously delicious!
Smoked Salmon Crostini
Smoked Salmon Crostini is an easy appetizer made with lemon dill ricotta, spread on toasted garlic baguette.
Fresh Quinoa Salad
This easy Quinoa Salad is fresh and delicious! Quinoa, veggies, avocado & dill are tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette for a nutritious summer salad!
Finnish Salmon Soup
Finnish Salmon Soup, also known as Lohikeitto, is a traditional dish that takes 10 minutes to make and is even better the next day. Just a few ingredients along with fresh dill and you'll have a new family favorite.
This delicious Dill Hummus can be used as a dip, spread, or even thinned for use as a salad dressing. It uses fresh dill fronds and heads, other ordinary ingredients, and can be made in just a few minutes.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich
This Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich is fresh and hearty. Loaded with crispy bacon, fried over-easy eggs, melted Havarti cheese, lettuce, tomato, and dressed with a delicious homemade lemon dill aioli, it's a great option for brunch, lunch, or even dinner.
Creamy Mushroom Dill Pierogi Sauce
Creamy Mushroom Dill Pierogi Sauce makes the perfect topping for pierogies, mashed potatoes, and more! Fresh mushrooms, dill fonds, spinach, and cream create a thick, rich versatile sauce.
Smoked Salmon Fettuccine
Smoked Salmon Fettuccine with Dill Cream Sauce is easy to make and perfect for entertaining or an easy weeknight dish.
Hot Crab Dip
This Hot Crab Dip is easy to make and the ultimate party appetizer. This crab dip recipe is made with lump crab meat, lemon, dill and lots of cheese, then baked until perfectly golden brown.
These crunchy Dill Crackers are delicious and easy to make! You need only few ingredients!
Creamy Cucumber Salad
This Creamy Cucumber Salad is light, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. Perfect all year round as a simple side! It goes with just about anything.
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