Italian food ingredients

Italian herbs

Using bright, flavor-rich herbs seems only natural when making Italian cuisine. All of the authentic foods like pizza, pasta, and pastries are made with these top picks for Italian herbs. Let’s not forget vegetable and seafood dishes as well.

Oregano is a go to for pizza and pasta sauces but also fantastic in salad dressings, salads, stews, and meat dishes.

Flat Leaf Italian Parsley is a staple in Italian cooking used in soups, seafood, pasta sauces. Not to mention a perfect addition to any kind of pizza.

Basil is one of the most flavorful herbs in Italian cooking. It’s perfect for that Margherita pizza and pesto but is also lovely in soups, stews, salads, sauces, and meat dishes.

Thyme is also making the list for Italian cooking herbs with its subtle minty flavor paired with a sweet yet strong scent. Often used in salads and dressing, this aromatic selection is also perfect for roasted potatoes, meats, and stews. For a stronger flavor, try it dried.

Rosemary is a quintessential herb for Italian cooking. It pairs beautifully with garlic and lemon and is lovely on chicken, pasta, potatoes, and sauces.

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