Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week we're featuring one of summer's most prolific herbs, dill! You'll be all set to use it up with this collection of dill recipes.
If you've ever grown dill in your garden, you know how quickly it can take over and how easily it reseeds itself. But that's ok because dill is also a very versatile herb. Thanks to the popularity of dill pickles almost everyone is familiar with the flavour profile of dill but, there's much more you can do with it besides make pickles (but check out the tutorial below on how to make small batch dill pickles if you've always wanted to try making your own!).
You can use almost the entire dill plant - the feathery leaves are perfect for using in soups, dips, salads, dressings, breads, savoury muffins and biscuits or as seasoning for fish and white meats. But you can also use the seed pods in pickling and different types of breads and savoury cakes.
You can learn everything you need to know about dill from how to grow it to how to use it in the kitchen from this article on Getting to Know Dill from our Spice Box Series. You can sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this post and also receive your free Spice Box e-book with culinary profiles of 17 herbs and spices that are a must in every kitchen!
In the meantime, let's get cooking with dill!
1. Dill-icious Garlic Scape Relish
Make your own relish for the summer with Dish 'n' the Kitchen's great take on it. This Dill-icious Garlic Scape Relish is great for summer hotdogs, burgers and sandwiches!
2. Lohikeitto - Easy Finnish Salmon Soup
Dill is an ingredient that can really take your soups to the next level. Bacon is Magic's Lohikeitto is a creamy, traditional Finnish salmon soup with a rich but delicate flavour. This is one you'll want to make on cold winter evenings!
3. Dill Pickle Potato Salad
It's is not summer with potato salad and it's not potato salad without dill! Lord Bryon's Kitchen's Dill Pickle Potato Salad might just be your new favourite potato salad this year.
4. Dill Pickle Pizza
If you've got a hankering for carnival or festival food this year it might be on you to make your own. But Food Meanderings has you covered with Dill Pickle Pizza - a favourite of hers from the Calgary Stampede.
5. Dill and Shallot Lemony Yogurt Dip
This Dill and Shallot Lemony Yogurt Dip from My Kitchen Love is the perfect side to chips! It's light, lemony, and packed with dill and shallots. This dip won’t weigh you down.
6. How To Make Dill Pickles
Dill pickles are a summer canning staple and one of the easiest pickles you can make. This small batch How to Make Dill Pickles tutorial from My Island Bistro Kitchen is a great one if you want to make your first batch of dill pickles!
7. No Knead Dill Bread
No Knead Dill Bread from The Wine Lover's Kitchen is a perfect way to use up all that summer dill that can go crazy in your garden when it gets going. This bread is moist (from ricotta cheese) and dense and delicious!
8. Creamy Prawn and Dill Wedge Salad
by Jo and Sue
Wedge salads are delightfully refreshing - especially on hot summer days. They're also simple which is great when it's too hot to think clearly. Try this Creamy Prawn and Dill Wedge Salad from Jo and Sue.
9. Vegan Tzatziki
This Vegan Tzatziki by Plantily is a refreshing, creamy dip that everyone can enjoy. Just make sure you have lots of dippables on hand so everyone gets to try it!
10. Macaroni Dill Salad
This Macaroni Dill Salad by Simply Stacie makes a great summer side dish for grilling and BBQs. It's also a great way to use fresh dill and radishes from the garden for that zippy flavour.
11. Shrimp Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing
by Kitchen Frau
This Shrimp Salad with a fresh dill and lemon dressing from Kitchen Frau is the made for summer. Pack it up as part of a picnic or serve it as a quick and easy meal at home.
More Dill Recipes
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- The Spice Box: Getting to Know Dill
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