Fresh herbs can take a dish from good to great. A staple of Italian-American cuisine,
Wild Rice with Bell Pepper and Fennel
If you can't find precooked wild rice, substitute boil-in-bag or precooked brown rice for this delicious, easy-to-make side dish.
Fresh oregano has a more intense flavor than dried and complements roasted vegetables well. The three beans are done in a flash. Mix it all together for a crisp, seasonal salad with a snappy shallot vinaigrette. Don’t underestimate this green garden salad; it offers bold flavor and a healthy dose of protein.
Quick, simple, delicious, this pizza will satisfy your weeknight hunger. Serve with a fresh salad for a complete meal.
Kalamata Olive Bread with Oregano
A Greek salad and pork chops go well with this fragrant loaf, though simply buttered slices will also satisfy.
Lemon-Oregano Lamb Chops
Thirty minutes and five ingredients are all you need to get this fresh-flavored lamb dish on the dinner table. Nestle an oregano sprig under each serving for a lively garnish. A side of orzo pilaf rounds out the menu.
Summer Squash Ribbons with Oregano, Basil, and Lemon
You can also toss the ribbons with wide flat pasta, such as pappardelle, for a delicious entrée. While we recommend basil and oregano, use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand. Serve with a crisp sauvignon blanc and crusty bread.
Cuban Black Bean Soup
Here we use both fresh and dried oregano because each imparts a different flavor to the final dish.
Spaghetti Squash Gratins with Chunky Tomato Sauce
These individual casseroles are like little lasagnas with spaghetti squash replacing the traditional lasagna noodles.
Lemon and Oregano-Rubbed Chicken Paillards<p> </p>
Chicken breasts are pounded thin with a meat mallet or rolling pin to create paillards; the increased surface allows you to use even more of the flavorful rub.