What Does it Taste Like?

Dill has a mild and slightly sweet flavor that is reminiscent of anise, fennel, or celery. It also has a hint of citrus and pepper that adds a refreshing and zesty touch. Dill's flavor is more pronounced when it is used fresh, while dried dill has a more subtle and earthy taste. Dill has a delicate and feathery texture that is soft and tender when fresh, and crisp and crunchy when dried. Fresh dill can be chopped or torn into small pieces, while dried dill can be crumbled or ground into a powder.

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Why Should I Eat It?

Dill is not only a flavorful herb, but also a nutritious one. Dill is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, iron, manganese, and antioxidants. These nutrients can help support the immune system, vision, skin, blood, and bone health. Dill also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that can help prevent infections and diseases. Dill can also aid digestion, reduce bloating, and lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.



Dill is a leafy green herb that belongs to the same family as parsley, celery, and carrots. It has a distinctive aroma and flavor that can enhance many dishes, from soups and salads to fish and meat. Dill is also a versatile ingredient that can be used fresh, dried, or in the form of seeds or oil.

Recommended Storage

How Do I Store It?

Short Term

Dill is a delicate herb that can wilt and lose its flavor quickly if not stored properly. To store dill short term, follow these steps:

  • Rinse the fresh dill under cold water and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  • Wrap the fresh dill in a damp paper towel and place it in a plastic bag or an airtight container.
  • Store the fresh dill in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Long Term

  • Freezing: To freeze dill, rinse the fresh dill under cold water and pat it dry with a paper towel. Chop or tear the fresh dill into small pieces and place them in an ice cube tray. Fill the tray with water, broth, or oil and freeze until solid. Transfer the dill cubes to a freezer bag or an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to six months. Use the dill cubes as needed in soups, sauces, or stews.
  • Dehydrating: To dehydrate dill, rinse the fresh dill under cold water and pat it dry with a paper towel. Cut the fresh dill into sprigs and spread them on a baking sheet or a dehydrator tray. Place the tray in an oven or a dehydrator and set the temperature to 95°F or lower. Dry the dill for 2 to 4 hours, or until it is crisp and brittle. Transfer the dried dill to an airtight container or a glass jar with a tight lid. Store the dehydrated dill in a cool, dark, and dry place for up to a year. Use the dehydrated dill as a seasoning, garnish, or tea.

How Do I Cook It?

Dill is a versatile herb that can be used in various ways to enhance the flavor and appearance of dishes. Some of the best methods for cooking with dill are:

  • Sprinkling fresh or dried dill over salads, soups, stews, casseroles, or roasted vegetables for a burst of freshness and color.
  • Adding fresh or dried dill to sauces, dips, dressings, marinades, or butter for a creamy and tangy flavor.
  • Mixing fresh or dried dill with cream cheese, yogurt, sour cream, or mayonnaise for a delicious and easy spread or dip.
  • Stirring fresh or dried dill into scrambled eggs, omelets, quiches, or frittatas for a light and fluffy texture and flavor.
  • Rubbing fresh or dried dill onto fish, chicken, pork, or lamb before baking, grilling, or frying for a savory and aromatic crust.
  • Incorporating fresh or dried dill into bread, muffins, biscuits, or scones for a fragrant and tasty baked good.

What Goes Well With It?

Dill has a unique and distinctive flavor that can work well with many other ingredients. Some of the best flavor pairings for dill are:

  • Citrus: Dill and citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit can create a refreshing and zesty flavor combination that can brighten up any dish. Try squeezing some citrus juice over your dill-infused salads, soups, or fish for a burst of flavor and vitamin C.
  • Dairy and cheese: Dill and dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, cream, or butter can create a creamy and tangy flavor combination that can add richness and depth to your dishes. Try mixing some dill with cheese, yogurt, cream, or butter and use it as a spread, dip, dressing, or sauce for your bread, crackers, vegetables, or meat.
  • Cucumber: Dill and cucumber are a classic and refreshing flavor combination that can add crunch and freshness to your dishes. Try chopping some dill and cucumber and adding them to your salads, sandwiches, or wraps for a crisp and cool flavor.
  • Salmon: Dill and salmon are a delicious and nutritious flavor combination that can provide you with omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Try rubbing some dill onto your salmon before baking, grilling, or frying it for a savory and aromatic flavor.
  • Asparagus: Dill and asparagus are a springtime flavor combination that can add color and flavor to your dishes. Try roasting some asparagus with some dill and olive oil for a simple and tasty side dish.
  • Eggs: Dill and eggs are a protein-rich flavor combination that can make your breakfast or brunch more flavorful and satisfying. Try stirring some dill into your scrambled eggs, omelets, quiches, or frittatas for a light and fluffy flavor.
  • Green beans: Dill and green beans are a fiber-rich flavor combination that can add texture and flavor to your dishes. Try sautéing some green beans with some dill and garlic for a quick and easy side dish, or adding some dill to your pickled green beans.
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