Summer savory is an herb that belongs to the mint family. It is the dark green, narrow leaves of a bush grown widely throughout Yugoslavia and the United States. Savory is one of the most versatile herbs and enhances almost every dish from soups, stews and bean dishes to succotash, cabbage and sauerkraut.
Summer savory has a clean, piney fragrance and peppery flavor which is great for sparking up heavy stews and chowders. The Romans used savory even before pepper and it also was considered an aphrodisiac.
Flavor of Summer Savory
This herb is peppery and piney and pairs well with basil, cumin, garlic, lavender, and thyme.
Uses of Summer Savory
Season soups, stews, and bean dishes. Add to succotash, cabbage, and sauerkraut. Try as an alternative to pepper.
Summer Savory Recipe
For 4-5 T of mix: Crack 1 T fennel seeds and mix with 1 T dried savory and thyme, 1 1/2 t dried cracked rosemary and lavender, 1 t dried marjoram and basil, and 1/2 t dried tarragon