Chives is the common name of Allium Schoenoprasum and is closely related to leeks, garlic and shallots. It’s an easy herb to add to many recipes with just a snip of the scissors to add instant flavour. Chives have a delicate flavour and should be added to a dish just before serving. Try chives in salads, garnishes, egg mayonnaise sandwiches, omelettes and creamy sauces. Chives pretty flowers can also be added to salads and used as a garnish.
For a tasty herb butter, combine butter at room temperature with finely chopped chives and parsley, a couple of cloves of pressed garlic and salt and pepper to season, great for baked potatoes, on warm bread rolls and grilled meats.
For a refreshingly simple low fat salad dressing add to Greek low fat yogurt chopped fresh chives and parsley, a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and lemon juice to taste. Use in potato salads, coleslaw and drizzled over green salads.