A Most Dill-Icious Herb
So it goes without saying that dill is great with vinegar, salt, and pickling cucumbers.
There is something about the slightly lemony and sweet flavour of this umbel that pairs incredibly well with brine.
But fresh dill can be so much more than a pickle ingredient.
Like most herbs, dill was first retained by humans for its medicinal properties. Its extract was used to treat wounded soldiers, and we've since discovered that it has certain antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
Dill also has other health properties, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and minerals such as iron, zinc and potassium.
While using dill to quick-pickle is a sure hit, you can omit the waiting and extra steps altogether and simply pair the dill with fresh cucumbers in a delicious summer salad.
If you've ever had borsht you'll know that beets and the dill are in perfect harmony with each other, which is why they make a fantastic side-dish even without being in cooked or in liquid form.
And since we are sending you with more snap beans this week, here is a recipe that keeps it simple with lemon, dill, EVOO and snap beans.
Nothing but fantastic flavours that are sure to dill-iver (sorry, I can't help but to be corny-chon sometimes).