Dill Weed is my all-time favorite herb. It is so easy to grow from seed and adds great flavor to a variety of dishes.
Grow dill in a medium size pot alongside several other herbs such as cilantro and basil for a mini garden. Just remember as the dill that you plant gets near maturity, plant some more seeds so that you will have a continuous supply. I prefer to plant the fernleaf variety, but mammoth is pretty common as well.
Here are some foods that pair well with dill weed.
- Cucumber-A great simple summer side can be made from one to two cucumbers, 1/2 of Light Mayo per cucumber, and 3 to 4 fronds of dill weed per cucumber used. Slice the cucumbers pretty thin and place in mixing bowl, add the mayo and mix in (can substitute yogurt for mayo to lighten up on fat), and fold in chopped dill weed. Refrigerate for a few hours and then serve. 1 cucumber makes about 2 to 3 servings as a side.
- Salmon-This fish has never met a creamy dill sauce that it does not like.
- New Potatoes-These yummy, smaller potatoes pair nicely with some dill weed, Parmesan, and olive oil as a roasted side dish. Or check out Bon Appetit’s recipe for New Potatoes with Dill Butter.
- Green Beans-Crumb Blog has a yummy recipe for Lemon-Dill Green Beans.
- Popcorn-May sound funny, but some chopped dill and melted butter on your popcorn is a real treat.
- Hush Puppies-Some finely chopped dill and cayenne in the hush puppy batter gives this fried delight a whole new dimension of flavor.
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- 1 to 2 Medium Size Cucumbers
- 1/2 to 1 cup Light Mayonnaise (1/2 cup per medium cucumber)
- 3 to 7 dill weed fronds (3 or so fronds per medium cucumber)
- Slice the cucumbers pretty thin and place in mixing bowl.
- Add 1/2 to 1 cup mayo depending on whether using one or two cucumbers.
- Fold in chopped dill weed. 3 or so fronds per cucumber.
- Refrigerate for a few hours then serve.
- Each cucumber makes 2 to 3 side servings.
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