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.
And now…our top chives recipes to try!
Eggs and chives are the perfect pair! This 5-ingredient eggs with make a simple breakfast, brunch, lunch, or light dinner.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 chive stems with chive flowers (chive flowers optional)
- 2 eggs
- Kosher salt
- 1 multigrain English muffin
- 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.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Brunch
Keywords: Chives recipes
More herb recipes
Summer is the best time to cook with herbs! Outside of these chives recipes, here are a few more ideas of popular herbs recipes:
- Basil Recipes Basil is king in the summer! Try pesto, pizza, pasta and more.
- Mint Recipes Fresh mint is incredibly versatile, great for drinks, salads, desserts….and even pesto.
- Tarragon Vinegar Make DIY vinegar with this fresh herb! It’s easy to infuse subtle herby flavor, great for salad dressings and roasted vegetables.
- Cilantro Recipes Cilantro is all about big flavor! It’s perfect in sauces, salsa, and guacamole.
- Dill Recipes Dill has a unique flavor! Try it in dips, potato salad, and of course…pickles.
- Rosemary Recipes This herb’s evergreen flavor is perfect for adding flavor to potatoes, breads, dips and more.
About the Authors
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.