Quick Tip – Substituting Dry Herbs for Fresh
Have a recipe that calls for fresh herbs but all you have on hand are dried herbs?! No problemo… here’s all you need to know:
One third dried herbs is equal to one part fresh herbs.
So, if your recipe calls for a tbsp of fresh basil you would substitute by using one third the amount of dried basil (1 tsp). Easy enough, right?
And remember, when working with dried herbs you want to add them in towards the beginning of the cooking process, this give them the chance to release all their flavors and open up! When working with fresh herbs, you want to add them towards the end of the cooking process so they don’t turn brown and lose their bright, fresh, flavor!