About: Chives are the smallest type of onion. The scapes of the chive, which are the long, flowering stems rising from the bulb, are commonly used as an herb. They are considered one of the “fines herbes”, which is a combination of herbs commonly used in French and Mediterranean cuisine. These herbs include fresh parsley, chives, tarragon and chervil. Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control pests.
Nutritional Information: Chives are very good source of Vitamin K and minerals.
Storage: Store fresh chives in the refrigerator in a plastic bag up to a week or so. Do not wash until ready to use. To freeze-dry chives, place chopped chives on a cookie sheet in the freezer.
Tips: Chives can be used in any recipe that calls for onions. Cook lightly, if at all. The easiest way to cut chives is with scissors.
Quick Fix: Throw in a salad dressing or an omelet for flavor!
Recipes: Salad with Chive Dressing, Cheese Chive Baked Potatoes, Salad with Buttermilk Chive Dressing, Burgers with Spinach, Apple Slaw, and Chive Mayo