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6 Ways to Use Dill This Summer

Using fresh herbs when they’re in season is a quick and easy way to add a lot of flavour to your everyday meals. While you can buy it in supermarkets and dried through the winter, dill has always been a herb that’s synonymous with summer. Now that we’re already in August and the summer is starting to wind down, we’ve put together a list of 6 amazing dill recipes that you can try before the end of the season.

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1. Creamy Dill Potato Salad

When I think picnics and barbeques, I also think potato salad. This creamy potato salad recipe uses a bunch of fresh dill to add some sharp flavour to cut the thickness and keep this dish fresh. This recipe will pair really well with salmon or other fish.

Read more at Real Simple

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2. Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Save money and avoid preservatives by making your own tzaziki sauce at home. Serve this as a dip with slices of pita bread and veggies at your next party. You can also use it as a sauce for your own chicken souvlaki wrap. Plus, it tastes great as a unique topping for meat or veggie burgers!

Read more at Food.com

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3. Golden Quinoa Salad with Lemon, Dill, and Avocado

This tasty salad is packed full of flavour. Not only is a dash of liquid smoke the secret ingredient, it has dates, almonds, cucumber, parmesan cheese, and radishes to make it a healthy and delicious lunch option.

Read more at The Kitchn

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4. Pan Seared Salmon with Sour Cream and Dill

Pairing dill with fish and sour cream is an obvious choice, but the red pepper flakes and horseradish take this recipe to another level. You can try barbecuing or smoking the salmon for a different level of flavour and to keep you from heating up your kitchen in the hot weather.

Read more at The Food Network

Image source: www.littleferrarokitchen.com

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5. Dill and Cheddar Cheese Beer Bread

This artisan bread is rich and flavourful, thanks to the heavy dose of cheddar and beer. This recipe is malleable, so you can switch up the cheese and beer ingredients to get a different flavour every time. Plus, it freezes well so you can enjoy it all year round. Use this as a base for a sandwich or slather it with butter and enjoy it on its own.

Read more at Farmgirl Fare

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6. Homemade Dill Pickles

Pickling may seem like a long and arduous process, but it’s actually fairly simple. This helpful guide on how to make dill pickles from scratch will help you stock up your pantry for the fall and winter.

Read more at The Kitchn

What are your favourite ways to use dill or fresh herbs in cooking? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image source courtesy of: The Kitchn

Ashley Maniw

Ashley Maniw graduated from York University with an Honours B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Cooking and eating are amongst her many hobbies. Ashley is committed to gluten-free, organic, and clean eating...for the most part. She hasn't met a Doritos flavour that she hasn't liked.

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