Herb and Spice Substitutions

Herb and Spice Substitutions


Having a well stocked spice rack is a something we all aspire to.

But, it is not always possible. Sometimes we need a little something and the jar is dry.

Should you just forget about the idea of making this recipe today? Heck no. Have a look at the table below to see what simple substitutions can be made.



Herb or Spice

Basil Oregano or Thyme
Bay leaves For 1 Bay Leaf, substitute 1/4 teaspoon crushed Bay Leaf or 1/4 teaspoon Thyme
Chervil Tarragon or Parsley
Chives Green Onion, Onion, or Leek
Cilantro Parsley
Dill (weed or seed) Use an equal amount of Tarragon
Fennel Anise Seed
Italian Seasoning Basil, Oregano, or Rosemary
Marjoram Basil, Thyme, or Savory
Mint Basil, Marjoram, or Rosemary
Oregano Thyme or Basil
Parsley Chervil or Cilantro
Rosemary Thyme, Tarragon, or Savory
Sage Poultry Seasoning, Savory, Marjoram, or Rosemary
Savory Thyme, Marjoram, or Sage
Tarragon Chervil, dash of Fennel Seed, or dash of Anise Seed
Thyme Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, or Savory
Source: http://www.bhg.com/recipes/how-to/cooking-basics/herb-substitute/

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