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10 Best Herbs to Pair with Tomatoes


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Reliable Thyme
Thyme is still very flavorful when it's dried, but it's always nice to throw in some fresh herbs.
Thyme is still very flavorful when it's dried, but it's always nice to throw in some fresh herbs.

Thyme is a mainstay seasoning in a widespread variety of culinary dishes. Common thyme is the most popular type of thyme, grown for the ease with which it mixes with the other spices in the kitchen. It's not too overpowering, but not too subtle either. Because thyme's flavor takes a while to come out when cooking, it's usually added to dishes at the beginning of their preparation.

Vegetable dishes go great with thyme, as do many soups and baked goods. You can use some thyme to create delicious thyme-flavored semi-dried tomatoes. Cut up about16 plum tomatoes into quarters and then sprinkle them with three tablespoons of chopped up thyme and salt and pepper. Bake the tomatoes at 315 degrees for about two and a half hours. Add some olive oil to the tomatoes, tightly seal them and refrigerate for a full day before serving.


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