All posts tagged: Dill

Roasted Corn and Potato Salad with Green Beans

Roasted Corn and Potato Salad with Green Beans

This roasted corn and potato salad with green beans is the perfect thing for a late summer grill party. It pretty much goes with anything else you might serve at a BBQ, is easily transportable and can easily be made ahead of time. Late summer is a great time to take advantage of fresh corn. […]

Roasted green beans recipe with fresh dill, lemon, red onion, and pine nuts.

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon and Dill

Hello fellow green bean loving friends! If any of you have had to endure some a childhood of very mediocre limp green beans (or worst canned ones!), then I am telling you now, forget those days. Green beams done right are awesome. Of course, blanched, crisp-but-tender beans are fantastic in a salad, BUT if you […]

Fresh Dill, Dillweed, Spice Box

Dill – Prized Herb of the Greeks

Fresh, green and feathery. Dill has been a symbol of vitality and prosperity since classical antiquity (ancient Greek and Roman times). It has also had its place in folklore. In the Middle Ages, dill had a reputation of containing magical properties and was used as a powerful ingredient in many enchanting spells concocted by witches […]

Broccoli Tabbouleh with Bulgur, Dill, Parsley, Mint, Cucumber, Green Onion

Broccoli Tabbouleh

In this variation, the classic Middle Eastern salad has been upgraded with oh-so nourishing broccoli and fresh and tasty dill. Forget the cauliflower “rice” trend. In this recipe, I’ll show you the merits of broccoli and how it is easily transformed into “couscous”. Of course, cauliflower’s versatility is quite admirable. I can see why it […]

Roasted Beet Risotto with dill and crème fraîche

Roasted Beet Risotto

I have a little obsession with beets at the moment. And this little obsession led me to the uncharted world of beet risotto. Something I wish I had explored earlier. This beet risotto is hands down the most decadent of all my risottos. With its vivid color and deep flavors, it’s somewhat of a show-off. […]

Mini Cucumber Salad with Dill and Feta

Cucumber Salad with Dill and Feta

Cool, crisp and refreshing, I love a good cucumber salad – especially one made with adorable mini cucumbers! The combination of cucumber, sweet red onion, dill, lemon and feta cheese is really quite lovely. Plus it’s that anytime kind of salad. It’s fantastic served alongside a lazy Sunday brunch or as a refreshing side for […]

Tomato Barley Salad with Fresh Herbs (Parsley, Dill or Tarragon), Cucumber, Yogurt and Lemon

Tomato Barley Salad with Herbs, Yogurt & Lemon

Barley isn’t new to me. I love barley! I’ve been eating oatmeal made from barley flakes for years. It’s one of my all-time favorite cooked breakfasts. And barley in soups and stews? – definitely! For risotto? — yes! Salads, though, is an entirely new concept to me. I’m not sure why I was stick on […]

Lemon-Dill Viola Asparagus with Belgium Endive

Lemon-Dill Viola Asparagus with Belgium Endive

For me, asparagus signals the start of spring! The first signs are the purple and white varieties popping up at the farmers markets everywhere. I absolutely love viola asparagus. Combined with Belgium endive in a tangy lemon-dill dressing, it makes a perfect side dish or salad. Viola asparagus is similar in appearance and flavor to […]

North Sea Shrimps Salad (Büsumer Krabbensalat)

North Sea Shrimp Salad (Büsumer Krabbensalat)

The inspiration for this recipe came from my regular strolls through the Isemarkt, Europe’s largest outdoor market. It’s one of my favorite farmer’s market and lucky for me, is located just down the road from where I live. Not only is this gourmet market a feast for the eyes, but it’s in a charming location […]

Shaved Fennel & White Asparagus Salad

Shaved Fennel & White Asparagus Salad

“White gold” or “edible ivory” – considered a spring delicacy, white asparagus makes it way to produce markets and grocery stores only one season a year. During the German “Spargelsaison” or “Spargelzeit” (“asparagus season” or “asparagus time”), the season usually starts in late April and finishes in mid to late June. Thanks to a mild […]

Snowball White Radish and Apple Salad with Fresh Dill & Pine Nuts

White Radish Salad with Apple, Fresh Dill & Pine Nuts

Italian white radishes are a cool-season crop which grows best in spring and fall. They are a great addition to salads or, as in this recipe, as the basis for a salad. When buying radishes, make sure that they are very fresh, with smooth skins and firm roots (wrinkles and cracks are a sign of […]

Beet and Apple Salad with Dill and Tarragon

From September until March flavorful beets are especially easy to find. Get creative and add them to your salads. If you are a beet lover, this combination of beets, apples, sautéed shallots, fresh dill and crispy fried tarragon is a must try. I am a big fan of fresh beets – boiled, steamed, roasted and […]

Pasta with Smoked Trout in a Creamy Lemon-Dill Sauce

What I love about this recipe, other than the ingredients (smoked trout, pine nuts, yum!) is that it can be pulled together so quickly. The essentials are smoked fish, garlic, lemon, dill and pasta with some olive oil, wine, and crème fraîche to bind them together in a delicious and tangy sauce. Topped with a […]

Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon and Capers in a White Wine Sauce

This dish is delicious and quick to prepare, requiring only a few ingredients, making it the perfect mid-week meal. And one that remains impressive enough for a spontaneous dinner invitation. The subtle saltiness of the capers and smoked salmon will keep you coming back for more! This spaghetti with smoked salmon and capers in a white […]

French Cucumber Salad with Crème Fraîche and Dill

French cucumber salad with crème fraîche and fresh dill. Mmmm, it reeks of summer. One of the best smells of summer is fresh dill. And why not add the fresh watery crunch of cucumber. Perfect for a hot summer day. Crème fraîche adds a creamy richness with a hint of tang to this crispy and […]