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30+ Recipes for Fresh Garden Herbs

30+ Recipes for Fresh Garden Herbs - drinks, desserts, main dishes, and sides! Something for all those yummy garden herbs!

Now that summer is here, there are herb gardens everywhere and the delicious fragrances of herbs filling the air! This year I planted a few different herbs; basil, cilantro, parsley, and rosemary, and I am always looking for creative ways to use them. I definitely think basil has been the easiest to come up with uses for, but some of the others like rosemary aren’t so easy. Therefore I decided to put together a list of more than 30 recipes that call for fresh herbs and that can be made easily with the herbs right from your garden! I just love having a garden in the backyard, and being able to pull certain things from it when I need them…it’s the best!  So here are more than 30 recipes for you to use up those herbs this summer!

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks by Domestic Superhero

Quinoa Black Bean Tacos or Taco Salad

Quinoa Black Bean Tacos by The First Year Blog

Carrot Salad with Pearl Onions and Parsley | thefirstyearblog.com    Caprese Panini

Carrot Salad with Pearl Onions and Parsley by The First Year Blog and Caprese Panini’s by Domestic Superhero

Whipped Basil Feta Dip 2

Whipped Basil Feta Dip by Domestic Superhero

Italian Stuffed Shells by High Heels and Grills

Basil Walnut Pesto with Label

Basil Walnut Pesto by Just Us Four

Creamy Pesto Caprese Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt

Creamy Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad by Domestic Superhero

Bruschetta with Whipped Feta and Grilled Crostini, grilled baguette smeared with creamy whipped feta spread and topped with fresh grape tomatoes marinated in a sweet and tangy basil vinaigrette.

Bruschetta with Whipped Feta and Grilled Crostini by This Silly Girl’s Life

Skinny Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken by Domestic Superhero

Marinated Fresh Mozzarella with Herbs from KalynsKitchen.com   

Marinated Mozzarella with Fresh Herbs by Kalyn’s Kitchen and Skinny Spicy Basil Chicken by Domestic Superhero

Easy and delicious lunch idea: pesto chicken salad made extra creamy with a blend of yogurts

Pesto Chicken Salad by Just Us Four

Cilantro Lime Dip

Cilantro Lime Dip by Domestic Superhero

Fresh Herb Pizza on Tender/Crisp Pizza Crust | Farm Fresh Feasts   Sautéed Dill Carrots

Fresh Herbs and Feta Pizza by Farm Fresh Feasts and Sautéed Dill Carrots by The First Year Blog

Triple Berry Mojitos, an ice cold refreshing drink to enjoy on a warm summer night!

Triple Berry Mojitos by This Silly Girl’s Life

Red Cabbage Salad with Jicama and Peppers | thefirstyearblog.com

Red Cabbage Salad with Jicama and Peppers by The First Year Blog

Herb Infused Waters by Just Us Four

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Strawberry Basil Margaritas by Domestic Superhero and Creamy Chive and Basil Pesto by Anyonita Nibbles

Baked Rosemary Garlic Fries

Baked Rosemary Garlic Fries by Keep it Simple Sweetie

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce by Domestic Superhero

   Raw Zucchini Salad with Lemon, Herbs, and Goat Cheese found on KalynsKitchen.com

Basil Salt by Juggling Act Mama and Zucchini Carpaccio Salad with Lemon, Herbs, and Goat Cheese by Kalyn’s Kitchen

Mint & Plum Infused Iced Tea, sweet tea infused with the flavors of fresh mint and sliced plums, perfect for a summer picnic! #TEArifficPairs #shop    Blueberry Basil Margaritas

Mint and Plum Infused Iced Tea by This Silly Girl’s Life and Blueberry Basil Margaritas by Domestic Superhero

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Peas

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Peas by Domestic Superhero

Aloha Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa | Cooking In Stilettos

Aloha Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa by Cooking In Stilettos

Caprese Appetizer by High Heels and Grills

basil simple syrup

How to Make Basil Simple Syrup by Domestic Superhero

What are your favorite recipes to use up your fresh garden herbs? What do you do with your left over herbs- freeze, give them away, dry them? Please feel free to share in the comment section below!

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- Allyson

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