Favorite Herb Recipes
Stuffed Tomatoes with Peaches, Corn, Cucumbers, and Basil
Transform your meals with the abundance of fresh basil, mint, rosemary, thyme, and other fragrant herbs currently taking over your garden or farmers' market.
Here, a stunning chopped salad unites several summer standouts -- peaches, corn, cucumbers, and basil -- with the sweetly acidic flavor of vine-ripened tomatoes.
Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta
Fresh basil shines in this simple pasta recipe.
Tomato and Goat-Cheese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Basil vinaigrette is ready almost instantly if you use a blender. Fresh tomatoes and rounds of goat cheese need no more adornment.
Tomato-Potato Salad with Basil
This salad utilizes both green and red varieties of basil.
Tomato, Cantaloupe, and Basil Salad with Tomato Water
Fresh basil leaves crown portions of fresh tomatoes and sliced melon served in a cooling tomato broth.
Chicken Holy Basil
The holy basil has a spicy aroma and is treasured for medicinal and culinary uses. Here it lends flavor to a chicken stir-fry.
Chicken and Basil Stir-Fry
Often used in Asian cooking, Thai basil has sharp-pointed leaves and tastes of mint, cinnamon, and licorice.
Grilled Tuscan Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon
Basting the chicken with lemon juice while it's on the grill gives it a tangy taste. For the marinade, steeping the rosemary in hot water intensifies the flavor of the herb.
Garlic Rosemary Knots
Just try to eat only one of these flavorful homemade dinner rolls!
Grilled Rosemary Onions
The smoky taste of grilled onions goes perfectly with rosemary's woodsy perfume.
Roasted Corn with Oregano Butter
Sprigs of herbs tucked inside the husk lend their fresh flavor to the corn.
Mixed Provencal Olives with Preserved Lemon and Oregano
In this recipe, dried or fresh oregano and preserved lemons are used to flavor briny olives.
Orzo with Plum Tomatoes and Oregano
This simple summer side will be a welcome addition to any summer dinner spread. Try it in place of your regular pasta salad.
Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Oregano
Grilled lemons and fresh oregano create a bold flavor combination for charred chicken.
Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes
Oregano is Greek for "joy of the mountain" Greek oregano has a milder flavor than the Mexican variety.
Saffron Rice with Tomatoes and Fresh Oregano
In this recipe, the rice is cooked in boiling water just like pasta.
Fresh Tomato Soup
Marjoram tastes like a delicate version of its cousin, oregano.
Herbed Chicken with Grilled Red Peppers
Charred peppers and marjoram lift a chicken dish to a flavorful new place. The chicken breasts are marinated in garlic, herbs, and olive oil, and then grilled.
Ravioli Stuffed with Kale, Prosciutto, and Marjoram
This homemade ravioli dish -- with its handmade pasta and earthy filling -- manages to be both delicate and hearty at the same time.
An entire bunch of marjoram is used to season this refreshing summer soup.
Orange-and-Thyme Grilled Shrimp
Thyme and orange are a surprisingly delicious combination when used to marinate shrimp skewers.
Crisp homemade crackers are even more delicious when spiked with fresh thyme leaves.
Roasted Zucchini with Thyme
You can use fresh or dried thyme in this simple side dish.
Breaded Chicken Cutlets with Sage
These crisp chicken cutlets pack a double punch of fragrant sage -- chopped leaves are mixed into the breading while whole fried leaves garnish the finished dish.
Creamy Polenta with Bacon and Sage
The earthy flavor of sage marries well with smoky bacon in this hearty dish.
Mushrooms and Sage with Grilled Bread
The bold flavors of mushrooms and sage taste best when the ingredients are prepared simply. Here, they're sauteed and used to top crisp slices of toasted bread.
Chicken with Prosciutto and Sage
Sage and salty prosciutto are a natural combination in this simple chicken preparation.
Fried Polenta, Eggs, and Sage
Firm polenta (or leftover wedges from dinner) can resurface at breakfast. Its nuttiness and slight sweetness complement the eggs and sage.
Shell Steak with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce
Winter savory adds a subtle herbal note to this classic dish of steak with a red-wine and mushroom sauce.
Charred Eggplant Soup with a Red Pepper Swirl
Savory is one of the ingredients in herbes de provence, the herb-mixture used to season this summery soup.
Savory Bread Pudding
This comforting side dish is fragrant with fresh winter savory.
Herb Infused Potatoes
Here's the prettiest way of all to add the taste of fresh herbs. We used summer savory, oregano, bay, rosemary, and thyme.
Roasted Salmon with Sorrel and Lemon
The bright, citrusy taste of fresh sorrel makes is a great foil for the richness of roasted salmon.
Sorrel and Potato Gratin
A rich gratin gets an unexpected lemony note from the addition of this springtime herb.
Sorrel and Onion Tart
Sweet Vidalia onions combine with sorrel to create a savory tart that's perfect as an appetizer or as a light main course.
Herb Salad with Feta
Use a mixture of curly and flat-leaf parsley in the herbal salad.
Boiled Potatoes with Parsley and Dill
Curly parsley and dill season this simple potato dish.
Rose's Baked Artichoke Hearts
Martha Stewart Living editor Lucinda Scala Quinn shares her recipe for baked artichoke hearts. This recipe includes curly parsley.
Fettuccine with Parsley Pesto and Walnuts
A twist on pesto -- with parsley and walnuts -- gives fettuccine springtime color and freshness. It's sure to impress the fussiest guests.
Mussels in Parsley Vinaigrette
The fresh, herbaceous notes of flat-leaf parsley compliment the mussels' brininess perfectly.
Rack of Lamb with Gremolata
Rack of lamb is carved into tender, juicy chops and complemented by a citrus and parsley gremolata, an Italian accompaniment.
Fennel, Red Onion, and Parsley Salad
Soaking the components of this simple salad in ice water for 10 minutes makes them cool and crisp. It also helps mellow the flavor of the red onions.
Dill Feta Scramble
Pungent dill and salty feta are an ideal combo in this quick, light breakfast dish.
Dill Potato Salad
Add your favorite ingredients to this potato salad, such as onions, scallions, chopped hard-cooked egg, or basil instead of dill.
Potato Pancakes with Gravlax and Dill
This trio of ingredients was made to go together!
Tarragon Chicken Salad
Fresh tarragon is a natural in chicken salad. Its delicate anise-like flavor is delicious.
Tarragon Green Beans
This popular recipe has become a year-round favorite.
Ravioli with Peas and Chervil
Fresh chervil adds a springtime note to pea-filled pasta.
Head-On Shrimp in Tomato Chervil Broth
This elegant first course is surprisingly easy to make.
Pink Potato Salad
There's a surprising herb in this pretty potato salad -- delicate chervil.
Spaghettini with Lemon Zest and Chives
This couldn't-be-simpler pasta showcases the subtle flavoring power of fresh chives.
Oven-Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Chives
These tender roasted tomatoes add a spark to weeknight meals.
Flatbread Topped with Mint, Feta, and Lamb
This appetizer softens the sharpness of mint, lamb, and feta with gently cooked leeks and scallions. The flavors meld nicely on a superbly thin, crisp crust.
Pea Shoots, Crisped Pancetta, and Mint Vinaigrette
A turn on the classic combination of peas and mint, this vibrant salad intersperses whole leaves among spring greens, while torn leaves invigorate the lemon vinaigrette.
Grilled Coriander-Pepper Poussins with Leeks and Fennel
Fresh bay leaves flavor this vibrant dish -- perfect for those looking to elevate their grilling repertoire.
Prime Rib and Oven-Roasted Potatoes with Bay Leaves and Sage
Bay leaves and sage are a natural combination to complement the richness of rare-roasted beef.
Jumbo Shrimp Stuffed with Cilantro
Pungent cilantro adds freshness and flavor to simple sauteed shrimp.
Pho (Vietnamese Beef and Noodle Soup)
In Vietnam, a bowl of this herb-filled noodle soup -- or one of its variations -- is often served for breakfast.
A taco bar lets guests select their favorite fillings and fixings, choosing from chicken, pork, lettuce, radishes, cilantro, cheese, sour cream, salsas, and a squeeze of lime.
Lemongrass Beef Skewers
Fragrant and citrusy, lemongrass lends a delicate note to the bold Asian flavors in this dish.
Lemongrass Chicken Soup
The subtle heat of ginger and chile, combined with the bright aroma of fresh mint, enlivens this lightened rendition of chicken soup.
Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
Lemongrass is the dominant flavor in this Asian-style marinade.