How to Make Fine Herbs - The
Classic, Herby French Seasoning

Fine herbs, or fines herbes as the french call it, is a flavoursome blend of fresh or dried herbs that only takes a minute or two to make. Chives, tarragon, parsley and chervil are the main components of this seasoning, but you can add a few others if you desire. I've added extra lemon balm along with the main four, but this is optional so feel free to leave it out. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: I've used dried ingredients for this recipe as I always have them available. However, if you have fresh to hand, use these if you like in the same quantities as dried. 

What You'll Need:  (makes 9 tablespoons)

2 tbsp dried chervil
2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tbsp dried chives
2 tbsp dried tarragon
1 tbsp dried lemon balm (optional) 

tbsp = tablespoon


  • Add the chervil, parsley, chives, tarragon and, if using, the lemon balm to a bowl and combine thoroughly

That's all there is to it!

Store in a cool place in an airtight container and out of direct sunlight. Use within 2 months before making more.

Note: When adding to your cooking, crumble the herbs between your fingers. This will help release their essential oils and therefore more of their flavour.

Note 2: I suggest using 1 tablespoon of the blend for each person you're cooking for.

Homemade fine herbs

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