Chives are a perennial favorite that add the perfect amount of onion flavor to a variety of delightful dishes.
April 12, 2013
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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.
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.
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.
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.