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
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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!
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