If you’re looking for an indoor garden to start, perhaps you’ve heard that an herb garden was the way to go. If you’re not too familiar with using herbs in your kitchen, below are five herbs you simply can’t live without. These herbs are flavorful, so they help you cut back on adding salty ingredients to your dishes.
If you want an herb that is adaptable, choose Rosemary. Rosemary can be grown in a pot outdoors or indoors. It can be used fresh or dried depending on what you are using it for. Chop it up finely to add a little flavor to a pizza crust along with a little olive oil.
For an herb that you can easily grow in the summer as well as the winter, choose Thyme. Thyme can be used in a variety of recipes including pork, green veggies, beans, soups, and creamy cheeses. In the summer, you can use thyme as an ingredient to your marinades. Grill up a steak and pour over a flavorful sauce seasoned with Thyme on top.
If you like to cook hearty meals for your family, use sage to infuse your recipes. When making a dish like white beans, add some sage leaves to boiling water to infuse its flavor. Sage is also excellent to add to a bottle of olive oil. It gives it a nice flavor, and this oil is perfect for dipping warm bread into.
Sage plants grow to be large, and will need to be cut regularly. If you have extras you don’t want to freeze and store, you can sell or donate them to your local spirit shop or yoga studio. They use them to make smudge sticks to use for meditation purposes.
Parsley is used in so many recipes that it is totally essential to grow it in your herb garden. This leafy green is good for your body. It contains a large amount of Vitamin C and makes your food taste incredible. Add it to pasta, pesto, salsa, and even pies.
Cilantro may not look like it has many benefits, but this zesty herb has both antimicrobial and a high level of antioxidant properties. Cilantro is easy to grow all year round and is wonderful to add to dishes like guacamole, salads, rice, avocado, chicken, fish, and tomatoes. It is delicious, healthy, and a quick way to add some flavor to your food.
To start your herb garden, make sure to check out some essentials like rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley, and cilantro. These herbs will be great for those who love to flavor their foods inexpensively with fresh ingredients.
What are your favorite herbs?