Herb Recipes

Browse recipes with every herb from basil to thyme -- herbs add fresh, fragrant flavors to every food you can imagine.

Staff Picks

Chutney with Mint

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This aromatic chutney is a wonderful condiment for meats, especially lamb. Try it on sandwiches, too.
By sal

Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto

Rating: 4.5 stars 346
This recipe is something that you can make quickly and easily using a blender. Everything you need is easy to find in your local supermarket. This paste is great for putting on or in meat and pastas, or with cottage cheese in stuffed pasta shells. Once I start making this, the orders from friends and family keep coming in. For best taste, pesto should be heated up in the meal it's being prepared with.

Tangy Mustard

Rating: 5 stars 19
This is a nice mustard for use with all kinds of meats, cold cuts, and sandwiches. Made from the whole mustard seeds it is a very grainy mustard. Kept in the fridge, the prepared mustard will keep up to one month after you open the sealed jar.

Chef John's Chimichurri Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 208
Chimichurri is a fabulous green sauce that's been steadily growing in popularity across the American restaurant landscape. This herby, garlicky, tangy, spicy, and very green condiment is great on all kinds of grilled meats.

Italian Dressing Mix

Rating: 4.5 stars 1219
Mix 10 aromatic herbs and spices to make fresh Italian dressing anytime.
By Allrecipes Member

Chicken Breasts with Herb Basting Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 683
Baked bone-in chicken breasts with a flavorsome garlic and herb basting sauce. Can also be made with skinless, boneless chicken.

Tzatziki Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 633
Easy dressing for gyros or Greek salad. Also makes a nice dipping sauce for Veggies. HINT: Tastes best when chilled for at least 1 hour after preparation.

Tarragon Tartar Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 20
My mother and I always judge a seafood restaurant by their tartar sauce. Well, here's one that will make any fried halibut jump for joy! It's worth the extra ingredients and fuss.

Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 1042
This cilantro cream sauce can be used as a dip, or as a sauce for fish or chicken. My husband eats it on everything he can consume! Taste and add additional seasoning if necessary. tomatillo sauce is usually spicy, so be prepared!

Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
This dressing packs a punch of flavor without the use of dried herbs or spices. I wanted a recipe that explodes with freshness, a bit of tang, and traditional ranch flavor. It can be made on the lighter side if you wish. Use it to dip veggies or decadent foods such as fried onion rings or chicken strips. Stores well in the refrigerator. To lighten the calorie count, use light mayonnaise and light sour cream. You can even substitute plain yogurt for the sour cream if you like, but it will alter the taste somewhat.

Herbed Vinegars

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This is a simple way to make herbed vinegars. Herbed vinegars make great gifts and will last for over 6 months. (Use approximately 3 sprigs of herbs for each 16 ounce bottle.) Try using thyme, oregano, rosemary, chives, tarragon or fennel with different vinegars to make all kinds of variations. Hint: If you use purple basil, the vinegar will taste great, and be a lovely shade of purple!
By Allrecipes Member

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 5 stars 1114
My version of this classic Thai dish has spectacular taste even with regular basil instead of Thai or holy basil. The sauce actually acts like a glaze as the chicken mixture cooks over high heat. The recipe works best if you chop or grind your own chicken and have all ingredients prepped before you start cooking.

Inspiration and Ideas

Israeli Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Rating: Unrated 59
"I loved the hint of lemon and the parsley/mint combination. I'll be making this one again!" – LilSnoo
Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken
Rating: Unrated 799
"Fast and delicious meal in under 30 minutes. We love it!" – NORMA K
World's Best Lasagna
Rating: 5 stars 19622

Filling and satisfying, John Chandler's lasagna is our most popular recipe. With basil, sausage, ground beef and three types of cheese, it lives up to its name.