Herb Alternatives

Have you ever decided to make a particular recipe, and then discover that you do not have a herbal

 ingredient? Have you ever wanted to experiment with a new flavor? Listed below are suggestions

 for herb alternatives. These suggestions are for similar flavors, or acceptable flavor alternatives.

As a general rule, when using herbal alternatives start with half of the amount the recipe calls for,

 and then add more of the herb till it suits your taste.


Basil: oregano or thyme

Chervil: tarragon or parsley

Chive: green onion; onion; or leek

Cilantro: parsley

Italian Seasoning: blend of any of these: basil, oregano, rosemary, and ground red pepper

Marjoram: basil; thyme; or savory

Mint: basil; marjoram; or rosemary

Oregano: thyme or basil

Parsley: chervil or cilantro

Poultry Seasoning: sage plus a blend of any of these: thyme, marjoram, savory, black pepper, and rosemary

Red Pepper: dash bottled hot pepper sauce or black pepper

Rosemary: thyme; tarragon; or savory

Sage: poultry seasoning; savory; marjoram; or rosemary

Savory: thyme; marjoram; or sage

Tarragon: chervil; dash fennel seed; or dash aniseed

Thyme: basil; marjoram; oregano; or savory


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