What herbs should you grow for salads in the garden?
By Rita Heikenfeld, Culinary Expert @ abouteating.com
I am so happy spring is officially here in Cincinnati! I am thinking about growing herbs for salads, it is such an easy way to “eat your greens”. There is such a variety of herbs, I wanted to share some of my favorite herbs that go well with salad greens.
Favorite Herbs for Salads:
From the popular sweet basil to spicy Thai, basil adds flavor and color to salads. You can tear into bite-size pieces and mix gently with your greens.
The delicate anise flavor is so good in a salad since chervil is best eaten fresh anyway. In addition, it pairs beautifully with springtime greens.
Both onion and garlic chives produce beautiful blossoms along with the green stems. I like to add a shower of blossoms to mixed greens and stir minced stems into cottage cheese.
I’m bunching these together since they all lend a bright citrus flavor to salads and dressings. Also, try lemon verbena, lemon thyme, and lemon balm. is a bright and fresh flavor, perfect for salads.
Yes, I love lovage! A nice celery substitute, try chopping leaves and stir them into a potato salad made with baby new potatoes. taste of lovage and consider it “soapy-tasting,” but try it for yourself.
You didn’t think I’d forget my family’s favorite, did you? So many varieties at Natorp’s that choosing just one is hard. Start with spearmint and graduate to lemon and the newer berry scented mints. Mints make fruit salads pop!
A tried & true herb, both the curly and Italian are packed with vitamins and minerals. A must for our tabouleh, and a great add-in to mesclun greens
Most importantly, make your garden delicious! Growing herbs is easy and Take a look at Natorp’s herb and edible collection.
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