Recipe Ideas for Chives

I took a look outside this morning and noticed the inevitable first sign of spring- my chives have returned!  I by no means would say I have a green thumb, but my chives return to this container every spring.  I planted these chives by seeds about five years and every spring they pop up in the same container.  I would definitely recommend them for a novice gardener- they require virtually no care and are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in a number of dishes.

Here are some 15 recipe ideas for chives:

-Pretty much any type of egg dish- scrambled, sunny-side up, omelettes, quiche, etc.
-Baked Potatoes
-Broiled Tilapia with Mustard Chive Sauce
-Buttermilk Chive Biscuits
-Chive Goat Cheese Spread
-Corn and Zucchini Salad with Chives
-Corn, Buttermilk and Chive Popovers
-Fresh Chive Vinaigrette
-Homemade Ranch Dressing
-Lobster Nachos
-Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes
-Risotto
-Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Creamy Chive Sauce
-Teriyaki Salmon- I’m planning on making this dish on Friday!
-White Bean Dip with Garlic and Chives

You can also throw the purple flowers into a simple green salad for an added burst of color (they are edible!)  What are some of your favorite uses for chives?

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  • http://twitter.com/JugglingActMama Juggling Act Mama

    My chives are EXPLODING – thanks for this well tiimed post :)