A homemade herbes de Provence recipe that makes it easy to pull together this wonderful herb mixture in a pinch.
Herbes de Provence is mixture of dried herbs indicative of those used in dishes from the Provence region of south-eastern France. It works really well on all sorts of grilled foods and in stews, but really just about any savoury dish can benefit from a sprinkle during cooking.
If you're looking at a recipe that calls for herbes de Provence, but don't have any handy, we've got you covered. With a few basic herbs you probably do have readily on hand, herbes de Provence can be mixed on the fly.
It should be noted that in North America, you will usually find lavender added as an ingredient in herbes de Provence, but historically it was never part of the mixture. Adding it, if you have dried lavender, is optional.
(Makes 14 servings | Serving size = 1 teaspoon)
2 teaspoons dried savory
2 teaspoons dried marjoram
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried lavender (optional)
Combine all the spices listed above in an air-tight container, seal and shake to mix. Use anytime herbes de Provence is called for in a recipe.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 3 | total fat = 0.07g | saturated fat = 0.03g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 0.67mg | net carbohydrates = 0.21g | dietary fibre = 0.34g | sugars = 0.02g | protein = 0.1g