Herbes de Provence Recipe

One of my favourite herb mixtures is Herbes de Provence, a classic herb blend using fresh or dried herbs. This mixture is very popular in France. It is used for many dishes every day in a French kitchen. Each area of France will have it's own variation of Herbes de Provence. Some will contain lavender while others will adamantly decline it's inclusion. I happen to love both the fragrance and flavour of the lavender. Thyme usually dominates the taste produced by the herb mixture. Provençal cooking often uses these fragrant Herbes de Provence, garlic, and olive oil on meats, pizza, soups, on seafood, veggies, everything.
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Summary

Preparation Time5 MinHealth IndexHealthy++
Servings1Cuisine
CourseTaste
Interest Group, ,

Recipe Story

When you are driving in the country side of Southern France you will be captivated by the aroma of field herbs wafting through the air. When wandering local village open air markets you will undoubtedly be tempted by several herb purveyors with their lovely displays of Herbes de Provence - often bagged in Provençal prints.

Ingredients

 Dried oregano3 Tablespoon
 Dried thyme3 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Dried savory2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Dried crushed lavender2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Dried basil1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Dried sage1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Dried crushed rosemary1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 470 Calories from Fat 113

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g20.8%

Saturated Fat 5 g24.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 54 mg2.3%

Total Carbohydrates 106 g35.5%

Dietary Fiber 65.1 g260.3%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 15 g29.7%

Vitamin A 170.3% Vitamin C 139.3%

Calcium 296% Iron 594.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Preparation:
Stir the herbs together and store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Yield a bit less than one cup.
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