Healthy Herb & Spice Recipes

Find healthy, delicious herb and spice recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Simple Cabbage Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Cabbage maintains a nice crunch when it's tossed with an easy dressing in this simple cabbage salad recipe. This easy salad is perfect for fall when cabbage is at its sweetest.
By Karen Rankin

Red Lentil Fritters with Ginger-Yogurt Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 3
Here we soak lentils instead of fully cooking them, which gives them just enough added moisture to be whirred up into a fritter without being too wet. Serve these curry-spiced fritters on top of a green salad or tucked into a pita.
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By Adam Dolge

Cucumber Vinegar Salad

Rating: 4 stars 4
This cucumber vinegar salad has the perfect balance between sweet and sour flavors, plus a hint of fresh dill. The red onion adds nice crunch. Enjoy this salad right after you're done making it or store it away to snack on for later.
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By Liv Dansky

One-Pan Cilantro-Lime Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A simple marinade of lime juice, zest and spices like cumin and chili powder creates quick flavor in this juicy cilantro-lime chicken. Slice the chicken and enjoy over salad greens, in a taco or with rice.
By Julia Levy

Caprese Sandwich

This caprese sandwich is fresh from the basil and hearty from thick, crusty ciabatta. The sun-dried tomatoes deepen the flavor. Topping the bread with a layer of basil leaves and using toasted bread helps to keep the sandwich from getting soggy if you need to make it a few hours ahead.
By Liv Dansky

Tomato, Cucumber & White-Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 4
This no-cook bean salad is a delicious way to use summer's best cherry or grape tomatoes and juicy cucumbers for a light dinner or lunch. Fresh basil elevates an easy vinaigrette recipe that dresses up this simple salad into something extraordinary.
By Carolyn Casner

Smothered Chicken Breasts in Onion Gravy

Rating: 5 stars 5
Gravy gets a bad rap because it's often made with fat drippings or served over fried meat, but it's not inherently unhealthy.
By Virginia Willis

Cinnamon-Roll Overnight Oats

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
It takes just minutes to assemble this healthy no-cook breakfast, and you'll have meal-prepped grab-and-go breakfasts on hand for the rest of the week. Top these delicious vegan oats—inspired by classic cinnamon bun flavors—with fresh or frozen fruit and your favorite nuts and seeds.
By Carolyn Casner

Avocado Hummus

Rating: 5 stars 9
This vibrant green hummus recipe couldn't be easier--just toss a few ingredients in the food processor and whir away! Aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) and avocado make this healthy dip extra smooth and creamy. Serve with veggie chips, pita chips or crudités.
By Devon O'Brien

Creamy Skillet Ranch Chicken & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 1
This crowd-pleasing dinner feeds four and can be on the table in just 30 minutes. To top it off, the creamy ranch sauce, chicken and broccoli all come together in one skillet, making cleanup just as easy as cooking.
By Carolyn Casner

Ground Beef & Potatoes Skillet

Rating: 5 stars 4
In this healthy dinner recipe, ground beef and potatoes are paired with colorful veggies, including kale, tomato and peppers. Everything is cooked in one skillet, which allows for layers of flavor to build quickly while also cutting back on the number of dishes.
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By John Somerall

Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Quinoa and chickpeas pack this vegetarian grain bowl with plenty of plant-based protein. Whip up a batch of these Mediterranean meals and pack in containers with lids to stash in the fridge for easy, healthy grab & go lunches all week long.
By Carolyn Casner
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Inspiration and Ideas

31 Cozy Turmeric Recipes for an Anti-Inflammatory Boost
Add some spice to your cooking with these turmeric recipes. Whether it's a drink, side dish or main course, turmeric is a flavorful addition to any meal. Turmeric can also be beneficial for your health as it contains a compound called curcumin, which has been known to help fight inflammation. Recipes like Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower and Ginger-Turmeric-Carrot Shots highlight this healthy spice in a flavorful and creative way.
24 Recipes to Use Up Basil from Your Garden
Use up all the fresh basil from your garden with these delicious recipes. You can use basil in a variety of ways like pesto, salads or even drinks. Fresh basil adds a layer of pepperiness that brightens up any dish. Recipes like Basil Lemonade and Walnut Pesto Pasta Salad are healthy, tasty and a great way to utilize the herbs in your garden.
Red Lentil Soup with Saffron
Rating: 4.5 stars 5

This hearty red lentil soup uses spices common in Persian cuisine: turmeric, cumin and saffron. Enjoy it with a warm baguette or steamed rice.