Roasted chicken. Mashed potatoes. A side of peas.

These dishes may make regular appearances at your dinner table.

But what happens when they become a bit boring?

You can use herbs like organic rosemary to take them from bland to brilliant.

Here are some easy culinary tips from the herb and spice experts at McCormick:

  1. Make a succulent Mediterranean roasted chicken. Before roasting, brush chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle all over with 2 teaspoons crushed rosemary leaves, 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves, sea salt and ground black pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.
  2. Sprinkle vegetables like asparagus, spinach and tomatoes with crushed rosemary leaves.
  3. Add crushed rosemary leaves and garlic salt (1/4 teaspoon each) to hot cooked peas or green beans.
  4. Stir crushed rosemary leaves and garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon each) and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper into 4 cups of hot cooked mashed potatoes.
  5. Dress up dinner rolls. Just before baking homemade, frozen or ready-to-bake dinner rolls, brush the tops with olive oil, and sprinkle with crushed rosemary leaves and sea salt.
  6. A hearty vegetable omelet is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sprinkle the vegetable filling with crushed rosemary leaves before adding it to the pan.
  7. Perk up homemade or store-bought chicken salad with crushed rosemary leaves. Serve as a sandwich filling or on a bed of greens.

Suggested Reading

  1. 8 Must-Have Organic Herbs and Spices
  2. Organic Rosemary
  3. Simple Additions to Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  4. Herbs and Spices: A Dash of Good Health