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Can you use dried parsley and chive in place fresh herbs in a dip?

Don't have time to get to store and recipe calls for chives and parsley ... I have dried but not fresh. I also have red onions in the house. Can I dice and use that?

asked by Lara 6 months ago
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Trena Heinrich

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added 6 months ago

Lara - yes, you can use dried herbs in place of fresh quite successfully in a dip. Please, note the difference in using dried vs. fresh. Dried will have a stronger flavor, therefore you'll need to use less than the recipe calls for. Also, a red onion should work very well, too. It would be helpful to better answer your question if you could include the recipe. All the best!

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added 6 months ago

It is a buttermilk blue cheese dip. Has mayo, garlic, lemon and Worcester

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Trena Heinrich

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added 6 months ago

Lara - I'd assumed it was mayo or sour cream based. My suggestions should work very well. I'm sure others will have comments and suggestions also. It sounds like a tasty dip.

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Susan W

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added 6 months ago

I agree with Trena. There are a few times that dried herbs work and a buttermilk dip is one of them. Somehow, dried chives come alive. Dried parsley, on the other hand, is quite tasteless in my experience.

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pierino

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added 6 months ago

Dried parsley doesn't taste like anything. I once worked a job where the owner sprinkled dried parsley on plates for "presentation". I told him that might look classy at Denny's but...needless to say I didn't last long there.
Dried chives on the other hand hold flavor as does oregano.

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ChefJune

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added 6 months ago

Well, you could, but then you'd miss the sprightly flavor that only the fresh herbs give.

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added 6 months ago

I've never tried dried chives, but dried parsley is pretty useless. Same for the other annual/biennial herbs- Basil, Cilantro, Chervil etc.- they just don't dry well.

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creamtea

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added 6 months ago

If you haven't already made, and consumed it, I'd say mince a little of the red onion and use that.