Cooking with Chives

Chives are a perennial favorite that add the perfect amount of onion flavor to a variety of delightful dishes.

Delicate Onion Flavor

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Delicate Onion Flavor

Easy to grow and available to buy year-round, chives are a welcome flavor-addition to a variety of recipes. Best when used raw, cooks should be careful not to lose the delicate flavor and vibrant hue of this fresh herb by adding them in last if cooking chives is necessary in a recipe.

First up is our Cheese and Chive Challah. The traditional yeasted egg bread is enriched even more by adding cheese to the dough. We love the flavor of fontina, but Gruyère or another Swiss cheese would also work.

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Crispy Herbed Shrimp with Chive Aioli

Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor

Crispy Herbed Shrimp with Chive Aioli

This dish is full of flavor-rich, fresh herbs in the breading and aioli. Chives are the standout in the aioli and many sauces because they lend a light onion flavor that isn’t overpowering.

View Recipe: Crispy Herbed Shrimp with Chive Aioli

 

Parmesan Corn Muffins

Photo: John Autry

Parmesan Corn Muffins

Cheese and chives are a can’t-miss combo in corn bread recipes, but this one takes the cake. Simmer a pot of speckled butterpeas or cranberry beans in summer to serve alongside. Freeze any extra muffins for future harvest dinners. Splurge on quality Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Chive Sauce

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Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Chive Sauce

Beef tenderloin looks sophisticated but is an easy dinner party main dish. The lean beef pairs well with a coating of black pepper and a side of zesty horseradish and chive sauce.

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Quick Chive Mashed Potatoes

Photo: John Autry

Quick Chive Mashed Potatoes

Frozen mashed potatoes are a near-instant option, with a better flavor and texture than boxed potato flakes.

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Almond-Chive Salmon

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Almond-Chive Salmon

In this simple entrée, almonds supply vitamin E, while salmon delivers a good amount of niacin. Vary the herbs according to your preference; try dill, thyme, or basil.

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Sour Cream, Cheddar, and Chive Potato Waffles

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Sour Cream, Cheddar, and Chive Potato Waffles

Using a potato pancake mix, which you'll find at the market near the instant mashed potatoes, cut preparation time. Serve as a side dish with beef or pork.

View Recipe: Sour Cream, Cheddar, and Chive Potato Waffles

Seashell Salad with Buttermilk-Chive Dressing

Photo: John Autry

Seashell Salad with Buttermilk-Chive Dressing

Prosciutto, peas, and buttermilk-chive dressing make this superfast salad the perfect quick-meal contender.

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Quinoa, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Chive-Infused Oil

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Quinoa, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Chive-Infused Oil

Brightly colored flavored oil coats the quinoa grains and lends the salad fresh chive flavor. Refrigerate leftover oil to use as a dressing to drizzle over grilled fish or summer vegetables. Garnish with whole fresh chives, if desired.

View Recipe: Quinoa, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Chive-Infused Oil

Pan-Seared Steak with Chive-Horseradish Butter

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Pan-Seared Steak with Chive-Horseradish Butter

Top tender filet mignon with a chive-horseradish butter for an indulgent, 4-ingredient recipe that comes in at only 220 calories per serving. Serve with roasted, thinly-sliced sweet potatoes and Broccolini.

View Recipe: Pan-Seared Steak with Chive-Horseradish Butter

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