Chive Dill Blend

Chive Dill BlendGrinding Chive Dill Blend

I make a large batch of this blend to keep on hand because I use it so often!

This combination was first inspired by a Christmas gift from my Sister-in-Law. She gave us several Christmas ornament bulbs filled with herbs and spices for making dips. One was a very classic dill blend; 1 teaspoon dill weed, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes, and 1 teaspoon dried parsley, to be mixed with sour cream and mayo. On a whim one night I let Nathan taste it and he decided it would make for a nice change-up on steak. I ground it finely with a mortar and pestle and it was fantastic! Later we used the other half with buttermilk (or the substitute) to marinate chicken thighs, which I simply added a small amount of roux to for braising them.

Obviously I have the original recipe written above, but I’ve also created my own similar blend. I like that the dill isn’t overpowering in this mix. You can leave the ingredients whole or grind them down to a consistent powder. Here are some ideas for use:

  • For a dip mix it in with 1/2 cup each mayo and sour cream.
  • For steak or pork chops simply season each side of the meat before grilling or broiling.
  • Perfect for fish, especially salmon.
  • Of course just about anything is great on popcorn.
  • If you want to make an outstanding chicken and pasta dinner, try the suggestion above, and I will post it officially soon.
  • I have also made a quick pickle brine with a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of sugar, and a generous shake of this herb mix.
  • Lastly I might suggest making a vinaigrette which is generally made with 1 part vinegar to 3 parts olive oil, (try 1/4:3/4 cup with the blend below), although my family tends to like a higher percentage of vinegar in the ratio. Apple cider vinegar might be a good choice with the dill.

Dill and Chive Seasoning Blend

By: Semiserious Chefs
Makes: About a Tablespoon and a Half


  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried chive
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Simply mix all of the ingredients together.
  • Grind finely if desired.

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