Once the mint and cilantro have taken over your window box, here are a few ideas for putting your freshly grown greens to use.
There’s no right or wrong when adding herbs to salads. So, the next time your dressing up some greens from the farmer's market, toss in a handful of basil, parsley, mint, dill, or chives. Top it off with a simple vinaigrette and let the herbal notes shine through.
Recently, I’ve been obsessed with this variation of cilantro salsa. Perfect on just about everything, especially grilled fish and roasted veggies. IF you have extra, thin it out with a touch more vinegar and oil for a beyond flavorful vinaigrette.
Since I started juicing, it’s taken me some time to perfect the proportions for an easy-drinking green juice. Happy to report, I think I’ve finally nailed it. Try blending a bunch of kale, one whole pear, the juice of a lemon, a nob of peeled ginger, a dash of water and, most importantly, a few of your favorite herbs. Blend it up and viola!
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Greenly: Herbs at Home
Growing herbs at home is easier than you think.
Have you tired growing any herbs in your garden? If you have any planting, watering or picking tips to share, leave them in the comment box below!
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