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6 Things to Do With Chives

May 23 2012 - 5:39am
Ever buy a bunch of herbs for a recipe, only to use a scant stem and find the rest wilted with dehydration a week later? This has admittedly been a long-standing problem in my kitchen, and I'm determined to cultivate a solution for it. This week I've addressing a fresh herb I have an ongoing problem forgetting to use: chives.

Although chives may be a perennial hardy in the garden, once they're in your crisper, don't expect their delicate, slender scapes to last over a week.

Before they devolve into a sorry state bound for the compost bin, be sure take advantage of chives and their light onion flavor. A few examples:

  1. Start the day off right with a classic pairing of smoked salmon, cream cheese, and snipped chives [1].
  2. Use them to add pungency to any mashed potatoes [2] or any other potato dish.

Keep reading for more chive serving suggestions.

  1. Mix with thick, Greek-style yogurt for your own sandwich spread [3].
  2. Boost an onion dip's flavor [4] with the addition of chopped chives.
  3. Extend the life of your chives — and add flavor to just about everything — by making your own compound butter [5].
  4. Use chives to liven up your salad [6] in a dressing or vinaigrette.

Have we left out any other uses for chives? Let us know in the comments below!


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