Star of the Month: Chives

This unassuming and underrated herb can totally transform a dish.

Chive Basics

  • Chives are the hollow green stems of chive plants, but their bright purple blossoms are also edible. 
  • Prep them by thinly slicing or snipping them with kitchen scissors.
  • Heat can destroy their delicate flavour,  so add them to your dish at the last minute.

Recipe of the Month: Chive Butter

  1. Thinly slice ⅓ cup fresh chives.
  2. Using an electric mixer, whip 250g room temperature butter until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the chives to the butter and mix with a spatula. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Decant chive butter into a small bowl for serving.
  5. For elegant butter rounds, transfer the butter mixture to a piece of wax paper. Form the butter into a log shape, roll the wax paper over and twist both ends. Refrigerate until hard and then cut into rounds for serving.

Other Recipe Ideas:

  • Garlic chive mashed potatoes
  • Cheddar and chive omelette
  • Chive pesto with penne and cherry tomatoes

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Nikita is a food writer, stylist & recipe developer based in Johannesburg.

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