My love of dill started rather recently when I made dill-infused vodka. I found that, compared to the overpowering taste of dill I ate in Scandinavian recipes growing up, when the herb was infused with vodka it provided a light pickle-y flavor that was a great addition to a classic martini. I found that the same can be said when a small amount of dill is added to things like salads, yogurt dressings, and soups.
Dill isn't something you generally use in large quantities, but you usually have to buy it in bulk. If you're like me and end up having too much of it in your fridge, here are 13 delicious recipes to use up the rest of your haul.
These quick-pickled cucumbers are so bright, fresh, and simple that they pair with just about anything you happen to be making for dinner.
Adding dill to this cream-enriched spinach not only adds fresh flavor, but also makes it taste a bit like spanakopita in a bowl.
These tangy, crispy noodles are lovely topped with a little smoked or seared salmon, which turns them into a light yet satisfying meal.
This easy recipe braises and glazes the carrots in butter, chicken stock, and sherry vinegar — the hit of fresh dill at the end adds some vibrant green color and bright, herby flavor.
Hang onto the leftover brine in the bottom of your jar of pickles and use it to spice tangy and tender roast chicken.
This colorful salad is a true celebration of Mediterranean flavors. The mix of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, red onion, olives, feta, and dill will whisk you away to sunny days.
This salad gets even more flavorful as it sits, so feel free to make it a day before you need it — and if you can't get ahold of currants, golden or regular raisins are a good substitute.
It's worth making extra of the creamy dill dressing with tahini and Dijon — use it as a dip for crudité or simply toss it with greens.
This salmon is equal parts fast and fancy — while it comes together in just 20 minutes, it's special enough to serve at your next dinner party.
While classic fettuccine Alfredo can often feel heavy, this twist lightens things up by adding lots of lemon and fresh dill, which brightens every bite.
Not only is yogurt fresh-tasting, it also helps tenderize the chicken. Even if you slightly overcook the chicken breast, it will soften up as it sits in the yogurt dressing.
This savory quick bread has all the flavors of ranch dressing and is made extra-moist with cottage cheese. It's great on its own as a snack, alongside a hot bowl of soup, or toasted and buttered for breakfast.
This comforting recipe calls for a whopping 2/3 cup of dill, so it's the perfect solution if you want to use your whole supply at once.