Chive Turkey: 5 Unique Ways to Use Chives

Although we’re all familiar with adding chives to baked potatoes or topping them on a warm soup, the underrated green veggie can be used in many unexpected ways. From chive omelettes to the delectable pairing of chives and fish, here are a few of our favorite unique chive dishes.

Chive and Cheese Omelettes 

Eggs and chives are a classic combination, but we like to take things up a notch by making a chive omelette! In terms of cheese, we’d recommend using a mild cheddar because it pairs well with the garlicky bite of chives. Don’t go too heavy on the seasoning though; a small dose of salt and pepper will do the trick!

Chive Stir-Fry

Chives have been popular in Chinese cuisine for generations and we don’t see that stopping anytime soon. Interestingly enough, Chinese chefs use a ton of different chive varieties in their cooking. To keep it authentic, we’d recommend using flowering chives; they have buds with a texture that’s tailor made for the charred goodness of stir-frys. 

  • Pro Tip: Be cautious when cooking chives! Stir frying cooks them quicker than you may expect, so you can overcook them if you don’t keep an eye out.

Chive Pesto

Double down on the green by adding some fresh chives into your next pesto. Basil and chives have overlapping peak summer seasons, meaning that you can make some fantastically fresh pesto throughout the summer. When combining the two, we’d recommend adding a variety of ingredients like nuts, citrus, and garlic for a mixture of textures and flavors. 

Chive Butter

Although truffle butter may get all the hype, chive butter is sitting in the wings, waiting to claim the throne. There’s a subtle combination of sharpness and creaminess in chive butter, resulting in a finished product that’s surprisingly versatile; we’ve seen chefs use chive butter on steaks, chicken, and even bagels!

Salmon and Chives

If you’re looking for a classy way to utilize chives, try pairing them with fresh salmon! While there are a few different ways to approach cooking your salmon, roasting or grilling is always a safe bet. Additionally, try doubling up on the chives by adding them to a mustard sauce and using them as garnish.