Different Types of Herbs for Creating Amazing Dishes

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Arizona Resource Realty BR518926000

Herbs have many uses beyond the usual salad addition. You can grow a variety of herbs in your garden to use for cooking. Each type has different flavors and textures that make them great for different dishes or as an added finishing touch to other foods. Some herbs are used as garnishes, but these plants also have culinary purposes. 

 

  Basic Herbs

1. Basil

This herb is a part of the mint family. It has a mild flavor and is used in pesto and pizza. It is used in Italian dishes, curries, and tomato sauces. 

 

2. Chives

This herb is in the onion family. It has a mild onion flavor and is used in soups, salads, and potatoes. It is also used in cheese dishes. 

 

3. Cilantro

This herb is in the carrot family. It has a peppery flavor and is used in tacos, salads, and salsas. 

 

4. Mint

This herb is in the pepper family. It has a strong, refreshing flavor and is used in Mediterranean dishes, desserts, and drinks. It is also used in savory dishes like lamb. 

 

5. Oregano

This herb is in the mint family. It has a strong flavor and is used in Italian dishes, soups, and stews. 

 

6. Parsley

This herb is in the carrot family. It has a mild flavor and is used in Italian dishes, salads, and stews.

 

 Reduce Salt Without Disguising the Taste

Herbs are a great way to add flavor to your food while reducing the amount of sodium in your diet. Many herbs have a strong flavor that can be used to replace salt. You can also use herbs to season food without adding salt. Here are some ways you can reduce the amount of sodium in your diet by choosing herbs instead of salt: 

 

1. Start with fresh herbs, not dried ones.

Fresh herbs taste better and have more nutrients. It is also easier to measure them out. Dried herbs lose their flavor when added to a recipe. 

 

2. Add herbs towards the end of the cooking process.

Adding herbs at the beginning of the cooking process can cause the flavors to be more mild. 

 

3. Try new herbs that you might not have used before.

Experimenting with different herbs can help you expand your cooking skills and find new flavors to enjoy.

 

Conclusion

Herbs can be used in many different ways. You can add them to your dishes at the beginning or the end of cooking. You can use them to garnish your dish, such as a salad. There are many different types of herbs that can be used for many different dishes. To get the most flavor out of your herbs, you should get them fresh from the store whenever possible. You should also make sure to properly store your herbs so they stay fresh longer. You can also freeze fresh herbs for later use.

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Comments (7)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Tamra. Not much of a cook but have used all of your examples one time or another. That said, they must be the most simple popular ones. Enjoy your day.

Sep 29, 2022 04:47 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks, Wayne. Have a terrific Thursday

Sep 29, 2022 10:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share.

Enjoy your cooking and have a great day.

Sep 29, 2022 05:34 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks, Roy. Have a terrific Thursday!

Sep 29, 2022 10:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I've used all of these herbs often - I also know someone who hates cilantro so I'm not allowed to use it when they're here. Apparently it tastes like soap to them. ick

Sep 29, 2022 05:45 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks, Kat. Have a terrific Thursday!

Sep 29, 2022 10:44 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Happy Thursday. Great information with all these wonderful spices.  Thank you for the post and sell a house. Bill

Sep 29, 2022 06:10 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks, Bill. Have a terrific Thursday!

Sep 29, 2022 10:45 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I love using spices and herbs on cooking, my fiance is one of those 35% of people who cannot eat cilantro, so have been using parsley as a replacement, cilantro taste like soap to them, it may also affect other flavours as well.

Sep 29, 2022 08:16 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks, Nick. Have a terrific Thursday!

Sep 29, 2022 10:45 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Tamra - my pantry has all of those spices and I try to get them fresh as often as I can.

Sep 29, 2022 08:21 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks, Grant. Have a terrific Thursday!

Sep 29, 2022 10:46 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Tamra,  I am into spices in most of me recipes to experience with and make some things taste so much better.

Sep 29, 2022 09:56 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks, Will. Have a terrific Thursday!

Sep 29, 2022 10:46 AM