Who doesn’t love fresh chives?
I’m in the middle of a massive harvest of chives from my own garden.
I feel like no matter how much I harvest, I just can’t get caught up! These plants are absolutely exploding.
To prevent my head from exploding from chive overwhelm, I decided to put them all to good use and started researching the best chive recipes I could find.
If you’re looking for the best ways to use up all those chives, here are some of my all-time favorite recipes for you to try.
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1. Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes
So I’ll be honest – I tried to make these a couple of weeks ago with fresh chives and I think my chives were just a little bit too ripe for this recipe. But I’ve made it with dehydrated chives and it was absolutely perfect.
Give it a shot! The recipe is over at Joyful Healthy Eats.
2. Garlic Chive Pesto
This recipe is perfect for fish! Or…eating on a spoon. No judgment.
Check out the recipe at One Dog Woof.
3. Chive Dressing for Fish
This chive dressing is a great way to spice up your typical boring fish recipe when you just don’t have any other ideas. It’s really easy and a great simple dinner idea.
You can find the recipe at Leah Itsines.
4. Chive Pancakes
When I was a little kid, I stayed every day after school (and all day during the summer) with a wonderful woman who became, essentially, a third grandmother to me. She used to make these chive pancakes all the time – I’m not sure if it’s the exact same recipe, but as far as my tastebuds go, it’s pretty close to what I remembered.
Give it a try by visiting Spice the Plate.
5. Chive Butter
Chive butter is perfect on top of biscuits, meat, and well…basically everything. It’s super easy to make, too – check out the recipe at The Gardening Cook.
6. Chive Vinaigrette
Looking for a way to spritz up your salad – without all the calories of a heavy dressing? This Chive Vinaigrette is the perfect solution.
You can find the full recipe at Healthy Seasonal Recipes.
And if you’re looking for a more creative spin, take the time to try this Honey-Dijon Chive Vinaigrette, too. Full recipe at Grow a Good Life.
7. Baked Ricotta with Chives, Garlic, and Lemon
Baked ricotta is a great recipe to try when you want to impress your guests…but also don’t want to try that hard! It goes great as a dip with crackers or even when spread on fresh sourdough. Yum…
Find the recipe at The Kitchn.
8. Chive and Egg Stir-Fry
Eat it for breakfast, eat it for lunch…who cares? Whenever you decide to whip up this recipe, trust me, you’ll love it.
Here’s the recipe: China Sichuan Food.
9. Garlic Chive Butter Potatoes
This recipe calls for baby potatoes, but I’ve also made it with full-sized red potatoes. No reason to believe it wouldn’t work on just about any kind of spud!
You can follow the recipe at Rasa Malysia.
10. Cheese, Spring Onion, and Chive Brioche Buns
This recipe calls for the use of a cast-iron skillet, which I absolutely adore. If you don’t already have a cast iron pan, pick one up here. There are so many benefits to using one of these pans for your cooking – aside from the fact, of course, that they make your food taste pretty awesome.
11. Lemony Chive Risotto
Risotto is probably my favorite way to use up chicken stock. This recipe calls for white wine instead of stock, but as you know, you can easily substitute them for each other. This risotto pairs well with chicken and fish, but I’d eat it as an entree all by itself, too.
The recipe is by the Food Network.
12. Hot Bacon Cheddar Chive Dip
Another appetizer perfect for the holidays? This one! Save up all your chives (you might want to consider dehydrating them) for this savory treat.
Here’s the recipe by Small Town Woman.
13. Cheddar and Chive Cheese Ball
Nothing says party like a cheeseball. Whip up a couple of these to impress a crowd!
You can find the recipe at A Southern Soul.
14. Chive Blossom Oil & Vinegar
Chive blossom oil and vinegar is an easy infusion recipe that you can later use to make salad dressings…or as a condiment worthy of respect on its own!
You can follow the recipe at Grow Forage Cook Ferment.
15. Cheddar Chive Biscuits
If you ask me, these biscuits taste a lot like the famous ones over at Red Lobster. But they’re better, because YOU made them…and…you know…CHIVES.
Thanks to Love and Olive Oil, here’s the recipe.
16. Zucchini Pancakes with Bacon and Chives
Zucchini pancakes are one of the best ways to use up all the leftover zucchini from your garden -and these savory treats also allow you to use up those chives! Add some bacon to satisfy the carnivores at your dinner table, and you’ll be good to go.
Recipe at Sunny Home Creations.
17. Spring Herb Popcorn
If chives aren’t the only herb on your mind, you might want to whip up a batch of this tantalizing popcorn. It calls for chives and dill, but you could add any herb you want for a truly spectacular snack.
The recipe is over at It’s a Veg World After All.
18. Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Lemon Pasta with Chives and Pine Nuts
Enjoy! Find the recipe at Food52.
Any other excellent recipes for chives that I’ve missed? Be sure to let me know in the comments!
If you’re looking for more farm – fresh recipes, be sure to check out these posts below:
- How to Cut Up A Chicken For the Freezer
- How to Make Your Own Sourdough Bread
- 20 Resourceful Recipes to Use Up Leftover Pickles
- 6 Absolutely Tantalizing Radish Recipes You Need to Try Tonight
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