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soft herbs

If you’ve got several partial bunches of soft herbs, use them in these simple recipes before they start to go past their prime

Chimichurr­i

Roughly chop soft herbs (coriander, parsley and mint work well) and mix with finely chopped green chillies, chopped onion, a splash of white wine or cider vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve as part of our bavette with chimichurr­i sauce dish, pictured above (you can find the recipe on bbcgoodfoo­d.com).

Salsa verde

Roughly tear soft herbs (parsley, mint, basil and chives work well) into a mini food processor, then add Dijon mustard, capers, 1-2 anchovies, a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of olive oil. Blitz briefly until you have a chunky dressing.

Pesto

Pound 1 garlic clove and a few nuts (pine nuts, cashews, walnuts or almonds all work) using a large mortar and pestle, then pound in handfuls of soft herbs (basil is the classic choice, but any soft herb will do) to make a rough paste. Add some grated parmesan, then loosen everything with olive oil.

Herb salad

As well as being used to flavour dishes, soft herb leaves can be used to make a fragrant side salad. Toss together some parsley, mint and snipped chives to serve alongside grilled fish, or a mixture of basil, coriander and mint to go with chicken or seafood mains.

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