Here are the best chives recipes to make with this bright green herb! Chives add a mild garlicky onion flavor to eggs, vegetables, soups, and more.
Got chives? We’ve got recipes. Bright green chives are some of our favorite herbs, because they’re easy to grow and add beautiful flavor to recipes. What do chives taste like? They’re like a mild combination of onion and garlic flavor. Chives pair perfectly with scrambled eggs, and go especially well with potatoes (sour cream and chive potato chips, anyone?).
Here’s a list of our top chive recipes to make with this tasty herb! You’ll see them paired with eggs or made into a bright green oil. They’re great for making creamy chive dip, or sprinkling over veggie side dishes. Really, there’s nothing chives can’t do! Let’s get cooking.
One of the best chive recipes out there: eggs with chives! Eggs are a natural pair with the garlicky onion flavor of this green herb. This recipe is the simplest of the simple: a 5-minute meal that works for breakfast, lunch, or even a light dinner. Use chives and the chive flowers, if you have them (though they're not required!). It looks stunning, and it takes only 5 ingredients and takes 5 minutes. And the flavors together are a little bit of heaven.
Another chives recipe at the top of our list: chive dip! Chives are often paired with sour cream, but here we've used Greek yogurt for a lighter spin. This creamy dip is only a few ingredients: yogurt, garlic, chives, olive oil, and salt and pepper. But the flavor is stunning and fresh: perfect for dipping veggies or potato chips.
Got lots of chives? Make this chive oil recipe! It's easy and you come out with a beautifully bright green oil that's perfect for drizzling on vegetables. Serve it with crispy roasted potatoes and creme fraiche for a decadent treat, or substitute sour cream or Greek yogurt. It’s so delicious, and perfect as a side dish or appetizer.
Here’s a chive recipe that's beautifully bright: a green pea soup! This vibrant soup is creamy and light, and perfect to accompany a grilled cheese or the first course in a spring dinner party. It’s topped with crunchy rye croutons and chive flowers for a beautiful garnish. We grow chive flowers in our garden: you can also find them in the spring at farmer’s markets! If you can't find them, simply garnish with chopped chives.
Here's a tasty chives recipe: chives and cheddar waffles! This savory waffles recipe is fluffy and savory, punctuated with the freshness of chives. It works for brunch or dinner. For the topping, add some grated white cheddar cheese, just a bit of maple syrup for a a savory sweet combo, and a poached egg. The result: fluffy, savory waffles punctuated by creamy egg yolk and bursts of cheddar.
Chives are perfect for adding to salad recipes! This refreshing apple salad recipe apples and Spanish Manchego cheese cut into matchsticks, dressed simply with a bit of olive oil and topped with fresh chives. The way these ingredients are combined in such a simple way makes each shine! The way the apples and cheese are cut makes it hard to distinguish between the two – all the more fun to guess what will be part of each bite.
Chives and eggs are the perfect pairing! If you’re looking for easy chive recipes, it’s as simple as adding a sprinkle to your eggs! This recipe for fluffy scrambled eggs with goat cheese is pretty incredible. Cook the eggs over low heat and gently shape them into soft folds, then add goat cheese for tangy flavor. What results is a creamy, gooey, addicting mess.
Here's a recipe that would be nothing without chives as a garnish: loaded potato soup! This loaded potato soup is easy, healthy and cozy: who could pass that up? It's impossibly creamy with intermittent potato chunks, using no heavy cream at all! Old Bay gives it an irresistible undertone. It’s so easy to make: you don’t even need a blender! And of course, the best part is the toppings.
Potatoes and chives are a natural combination: and that works for sweet potatoes too! Here they're combined with Yukon gold potatoes and garlic, and mashed together into a savory sweet puree. Topped with chives, they'll be a hit with everyone around the table.
Last up in our chives recipes: sauteed carrots with chives! Chives are ideal for adding as a garnish to vegetable side dishes: do it with broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus: anything that needs a little shine! Here are the perfect sauteed carrots: the most tender, buttery, savory slices with a hint of herbaceous fresh thyme and chives. They taste like the best carrots you’ve ever had: but they only have 3 ingredients and take 10 minutes.
In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium low heat. Roughly tear the chives and flowers (if using) into 2 to 3-inch pieces and place them in the olive oil to heat for 30 seconds. Crack the eggs into the skillet, add a sprinkle of kosher salt, and continue cooking over medium low heat until the egg whites are cooked but the yolk is still runny, about 2 to 3 minutes (at 1 minute, shake the pan gently to distribute the eggs).
Meanwhile, toast the English muffin. When the eggs are done, slide them onto the English muffin halves and eat with a knife and fork.
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Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.