Dried Herbs vs Fresh Herbs

Kitchen Tips:

Have you wondered what the difference is? Dried leaf herbs have more concentrated flavor than fresh herbs. If you are substituting dried leaf herbs for fresh, use 1/3 the amount called for in the recipe. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, use 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme.  If substituting fresh herbs for dried leaf herbs, simply triple the amount. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil, use 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil. While we don’t recommend using ground herbs, if you have no alternative, use 1/4 the amount of dried leaf herb called for in the recipe