Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Aug 16, 2006 08:47 PM

What to do Fresh Oregano, Mint and Thyme?

I have a lot of fresh herbs in my garden. I have lots of ways to use up the basil, rosemary, chives, chiles, sage and italian parsley, but I how do I get rid of the fresh thyme, mint and oregano?

I do use a stick or two of thyme with chicken, marinades and the like, but end up with a lot more to use. As far as the the oregano and mint goes, I just have way more than I know what to do with. I've found a lot of recipes from google and epicurious. Can you recommend tested recipes that will put a hit on my surplus? I'd also like to find a good tzaziki recipe as I do have a lot of cucumbers too!


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I made a really good tzatziki with fennel, mint, a little dill, and garlic last summer. It would be a good way to use up some of your mint. I didn't so much have a recipe, but I basically used an entire fennel bulb, some greek yogurt, lots of mint, and other the other ingredients to taste.

    For your mint, you could throw a Great Gatsby inspired party and serve mint juleps?

    1. Cachumber, kaschimber among a myriad of spellings is a really good Indian relish with a lot of mint in it.

      Many Vietnamese dishes incorporate mint too. Spring rolls summer rolls, table salad etc.

      1. Another good thing to do with mint--cold eggplant marinated in a simple combo of fresh lemon juice, garlic, good olive oil, salt, pepper, and a chiffonade of fresh mint.

        Also good with zucchini, if you're not an eggplant eater.

        More details here:

        1. Bread Salad!! I find a basic recipe and play with it. I like artisnal bread torn and toasted. Tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, olive oil, lemon juice and red wine vinegar. Mint and oregano are fantstic with this. I throw in thyme if I have it. So good!

          1. I love this tzatziki recipe from epicurious:

            It's a variation on tzatziki, not the real deal, as one reviewer heatedly points out. I don't really care -- I think it's delicious.