12/11/2013 09:28 am ET

15 Times Dill Stole The Show (RECIPES)

Until recently, we had no idea that there were so many people around who never cook with dill. For those of us with any Eastern European roots whatsoever, that's a pretty foreign concept. Our parents and grandparents sprinkle dill into everything from soup to brisket to bread and beyond.

Dill is amazing because it's really, really hard to use too much of. This herb brightens everything up with a springy, verdant quality that a lot of our fall and winter dishes cry out for. Need to take your borscht to the next level? Put some dill in it. Tired of regular pesto? Toss some dill in there. If we missed your favorite way to use dill, let us know in the comments!

  • 1 Grape Leaf Pilaf
    James Ransom/Food52
  • 2 Bourbon Carrots With Dill
    MJ's Kitchen
  • 3 Smoked Salmon On Mustard-Chive And Dill Butter Toasts
    James Ransom/Food52
  • 4 New Potatoes With Cream And Lots And Lots And Lots Of Dill
    Cook The Story
  • 5 Pork Scallopini With Dill Pesto And Chickpeas
    Bev Cooks
  • 6 Dr. Zhivago Borscht
    Sarah Shatz/Food52
  • 7 Sour Cream + Onion Oven Fries
    How Sweet It Is
  • 8 Greek Style Mac And Cheese
    Steamy Kitchen
  • 9 Orzo Salad With Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta
    Two Peas & Their Pod
  • 10 Zucchini, Feta, Halloumi And Dill Fritters
  • 11 Dilled, Crunchy Sweet-Corn Salad With Buttermilk Dressing
    James Ransom/Food52
    Get the Dilled, Crunchy Sweet-Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing recipe from Food52

    We know this one's kind of summery, but just keep it in your back pocket.
  • 12 Mashed Rutabaga With Sour Cream And Dill
    Simply Recipes
  • 13 Dill Rice The Afghani Way (Chelo Shibit)
  • 14 Norwegian Gravlax
  • 15 Dill Pickles
    Natalie Griffo/Food52

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