Here are all the best rosemary recipes to use this fresh herb! The evergreen flavor is perfect for adding flavor to potatoes, breads, dips and more.
Got fresh rosemary to use up? We’ve got recipes! This earthy, evergreen-scented herb is a way to step up all your recipes. It pairs beautifully with potatoes, is fantastic in breads, and adds a rich flavor to roasted vegetables. Because it’s so strong, you can use a light hand! You can even simply chop it up and add to olive oil with sea salt as a dip for bread. The simpler the better!
Here are all our favorite rosemary recipes for using this herb! There’s everything from lemony roasted potatoes to creamy white bean dip. It’s also perfect for drinks, like tea and flavored waters. And don’t forget to use it as a drink garnish! Here are all the best ways to use this pine-scented herb.
One of the best rosemary recipes out there: rosemary roasted potatoes! Potatoes and pine-scented rosemary are the perfect pair. Here the potatoes are roasted with thinly sliced lemons, infusing them with a tangy flavor. Instead of squeezing on the juice prior to roasting, you thinly slice the lemon and place it on top of the potatoes while roasting. This brings out a much more intense lemon flavor, and it's just the right brightness for the earthy rosemary.
Another great rosemary recipe: white bean dip! Move over hummus: white bean dip is the new thing! This one is flavored with garlic and fresh herbs. Rosemary adds just the right essence to the creamy white beans. It's great for dipping bread, carrot sticks, crostini, or crackers.
Did you know you can make herbal tea with fresh herbs? Try this tasty rosemary tea! In just 5 minutes, you have a cup of restorative herbal tea. This tea has a fresh, piney essence. Combine it with a touch of sweetener and a squeeze of lemon for the perfect flavor. It’s a fun way to make DIY tea, and it makes drinking your daily water much more interesting.
Here’s an easy DIY recipe that adds fresh flavor to all your cocktails and mocktails: rosemary simple syrup! This syrup adds just the right herbal evergreen nuance to all your drinks. You’ll be surprised at the amount of flavor that comes from just a few rosemary sprigs! It’s great for fall and winter to add a hint of cozy, but it works in summer too! Here’s what to know about making syrup with fresh rosemary.
Got rosemary and want to use it in a cocktail? Great idea! Rosemary is fantastic for adding a fragrant, herbal undertone to drinks. Here’s the best way we’ve found to use it: this rosemary cocktail! It’s all about bubbly, citrusy, herbal flavor, pairing rosemary simple syrup with lemon, vodka, and fizzy soda water.
Rosemary is absolutely required for making focaccia bread! The combination of garlic and rosemary is ideal in this bread recipe. This bread is great for sandwiches or to serve with a meal. Once you make the bread, top it with minced garlic, rosemary, and other herbs if you'd like. The garlic herb flavor against the crunch of warm focaccia is perfection.
Here’s a super simple rosemary recipe for entertaining—lemon rosemary cucumber water! Adding this fresh herb to water with cucumbers and lemons makes for a a tasty, easy, and healthy drink. Let it marinate for a bit and you’ll get a super refreshing drink for minimal effort. The rosemary branches make it look simply stunning!
This rosemary recipe has a secret. Typically you'd roast fresh tomatoes, but did you know you can roast canned tomatoes? Yes, add a bit of garlic and fresh rosemary, and these canned tomatoes are a revelation. Simply cut whole canned tomatoes in half, then roast until sweet and infused with herbs. Serve them over creamy polenta and cannellini beans for a filling vegetarian meal.
Here's a rosemary recipe to use up all the end-of-season herbs: herb salt! It's full of beautifully herby flavor and it helps to bring that freshness of summer into the winter months. Simply roast the herbs with salt at very low heat for an hour. Then it's ready to use on eggs, avocado toast, and olive oil for dipping bread.
Here's a perfect brunch recipe to impress: baked eggs with rosemary! Bake them with a hint of butter, Parmesan, rosemary and thyme, and they come out with the best savory flavor. You'll be smitten! Serve with toast for an easy breakfast.
This vegan shepherd’s pie is cozy comfort food to the max, and rosemary takes it even further! Imagine: a creamy gravy filled with tender vegetables, lentils and scented with fennel and sage. Then a fluffy layer of mashed potatoes, topped with fresh rosemary. It’s layered together in a baking dish and then baked until golden. This one’s a whole food plant based (WFPB) stunner.
Lastly, rosemary is perfect as a drink garnish! Here it's shown in our apple cider sangria recipe, a perfect cocktail for fall and winter. It’s robust and dark, featuring apples, pears, and orange soaked in Spanish red wine. Add a beautiful rosemary sprig and serve it up two-toned, with apple cider on the bottom and red wine on top.
Wash the potatoes, then dice them into 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes. Finely chop the rosemary. Thinly slice the half lemon.
In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, and several grinds of fresh ground black pepper.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spread the potatoes in an even layer on the sheet. Top with the lemon slices and sprinkle with rosemary. Roast for about 30 to 40 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through and browned, stirring once (the exact timing depends on how thick the pieces are). If desired, garnish with another 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary.
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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.