Dill Herb Information - Uses - Pickles & Dill Dip Recipes

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Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens

Dill is an aromatic garden herb widely grown for its culinary and medicinal properties. It has a smooth surface, finely dissected leaves, small yellow flowers and elliptic, flattened fruits. Dill plant reaches up to a height of 1 metre.

Dill Uses & Benefits

Dill, as a medicine, has been used as a digestive herb and to induce sleep. Its use has also been claimed to improve vitality and brain power. The ancient Greeks believed that dill cured hiccups. Dill water, made from the Dill seeds, is used to soothe babies. Crushed dill seeds, diluted with water, can be used as a nail-strengthening bath. Dill seeds, when chewed, can highly be effective in curing bad breath.

Dill Dip Recipes - Dill Pickles Recipes

Dill leaves are delicate and add a distinct flavor to salads, seafoods, soups, potatoes, pickles, and butters. The leaves can serve as supplement to vegetable salads.

1. Cucumber, Dill and Lemon Salad

This is a delicious salad to serve with any cold, cooked fish, or with sardines and pilchards.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

Peel and thinly slice cucumbers. Brush lightly with olive oil. Mix together chopped Dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over the cucumber slices and toss to mix. Chill before serving. You can also add some small, new potatoes when in season.

2. Mushrooms in Cream and Dill

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

Heat the butter in a heavy pan with a cover. When butter is melted add mushrooms and cook over medium heat for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

Add Dill, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover pan again and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add cream and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce has thickened slightly. Taste and add more seasoning and Dill if liked. Serve on slices of hot toast.

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