Summer is a great time for fresh herbs, but so often we end up with more than we need. We've all been at the grocery store or farmers market eyeing a beautiful bunch of basil, but we pass it up because we know we won't use all of it.
Well, I'm here to tell you to buy that basil! Buy that mint! And enjoy it to its fullest with these fun and easy ways to incorporate herbs into your daily meals.
Adding more herbs to your diet is a great way to keep your food colorful and interesting. They also can help you create new flavor profiles with dishes you already feel comfortable making and bump up the nutrient density of your food at the same time! Herbs are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and contain loads of antioxidants, plus they taste darn good.
The best way to get the most out of your herbs is to store them properly and use them liberally.
Did you know that fresh herbs can last for weeks in the fridge when stored properly? When you have more time to use them, it's easy and fun to incorporate them into all sorts of dishes like salads, drinks, pestos, and frittatas.
And, if you still aren't quite sure what to do with your herbs after reading this article, bring 'em to your neighbor. Sharing food is a great way to connect with people and build relationships. I'd say that's a pretty good use of leftovers!