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33 Best Chive Recipes for a Garden-Fresh Meal

I’m so excited to share these fun and easy chive recipes with you!

Their delicate flavor adds a touch of elegance to any dish, not to mention a wonderful pop of color.

Chive Recipes featuring a Fluffy Omelette with Chives, Spices, and Grilled Bread
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There’s no question that chives are a must-have in the kitchen. Whether you enjoy them fresh or dried, you should always keep some on hand.

But if you’ve never cooked with chives before, you might find they go limp before you can use them up.

That’s where these chive recipes come in! They’re perfect for foodies of every skill level, from breakfast to dinner. 

1. Garlic Chive Stir Fry with Pork (Cang Ying Tou)

If you haven’t experienced garlic chives before, I envy you.

They’re so outstanding that I wish I could try them again for the first time just for the experience. 

This savory stir fry combines them with chopped garlic, ginger, and more.

The Americanized name – flies heads – isn’t too appetizing. Fortunately, the dish itself certainly is. 

2. Meyer Lemon Chive Mayo

Need a new dipping sauce for fish and seafood? Move over aioli because this lemon chive mayo is coming to town!

It’s thick, creamy, bright, and zesty, and only needs five ingredients and a dash of salt!

Plus, it takes 10 minutes and requires no cooking. And after you try it, you’ll never want store-bought mayo again.

3. Korean Chive Pancakes (Buchujeon 부추전)

The thought of chive pancakes throws some people off. So think of these like crispy fritters instead.

Crispy fritters full of onions, chives, and chiles… Yummy! 

They’re earthy, spicy, and taste phenomenal with homemade dipping sauce.

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4. Creamy Sour Cream Chive Potato Salad

Do you prefer potato salad with big chunks of potatoes and tangy sauce? If so, this is the recipe for you.

It’s a whole new take on cool, creamy summer potato salad. And you will love it.

Pair it with meat fresh off the grill, and enjoy! It doesn’t get more Wet Hot American Summer than that. 

5. Chive and Parsley Pesto

Forget the basil! This chive and parsley pesto is just as fragrant and flavorful, with no basil in sight!

It’s fresh, herby, and takes just 10 minutes to make. 

Use it on pasta, fish, bagels, chicken, or anything really. You can’t go wrong.

6. Chive Butter

Chive butter is the Elvis Presley of butter. Its gorgeous appearance, smooth texture, and delicious taste make it the King.

Whip some up the next time regular butter just isn’t doing the trick.

And yes, you can use it on anything you like. I love seasoning my steaks with it!

7. Bang Bang Chicken

This bang bang chicken may differ from what you’ve had at your favorite take-out joint. But I guarantee you’ll love it anyway. 

It’s a delightfully sweet and savory dish that’ll have you coming back for more. And although the recipe doesn’t call for them, make sure you add chives. 

Sprinkle the dish with a scattering of chives for a prettier presentation. It also gives it an added peppery flavor.

8. Spiced Tofu Stir-Fry with Chinese Garlic Chives

Here’s another delicious stir-fry recipe utilizing garlic chives.

It takes just 20 minutes to make and is vegan-friendly to boot.

It has a wonderfully spicy, garlicky flavor and is healthy, too. 

9. Salted Chili & Chinese Chive Frittata

I love a good frittata, but I always think of them as Italian or American.

Italian makes sense, of course. And they’ve been Americanized over the years, so that’s not a stretch either. 

However, I’d never considered a Chinese frittata until I ran across this recipe. I tried it once, and I’m so glad I did. 

With this recipe, you’ll get all the light fluffiness of a frittata. However, the flavor is pure Chinese deliciousness. 

10. Herb Cream Cheese

Get ready to take Philadelphia cream cheese to a whole new level!

You’ll add chives, garlic, dill, salt, and a little Greek yogurt. You can also add basil if you want.

The result is the creamiest, herbiest, most delicious cream cheese imaginable. Use it to make cheese balls more flavorful or just spread it on crackers.

Either way, it tastes fantastic.

11. Parmesan & Chive French Toast

You’ve had sweet French toast; now try savory.

It’s crispy, buttery, and full of flavor. The parmesan and chives complement each other wonderfully, and it’s a real treat for the tastebuds.

You can serve it with marinara sauce if you like. Honestly, though, it doesn’t need it.

Don’t be surprised if this replaces your go-to garlic bread recipe.

12. Cheddar Biscuits with Chive Butter

So, my niece hates seafood. She won’t touch it with a ten-foot pole, as they say.

But can you guess her favorite restaurant? 

Red Lobster! 

I know! It makes zero sense until you remember that Red Lobster serves those spectacular Cheddar Bay Biscuits. 

Starting to make sense now, right? 

Unfortunately, taking her to Red Lobster for biscuits is a bit impractical – not to mention expensive.

That’s why I love this recipe so much. As the author says, “they’re just as delicious, without the expense.”

13. Chive Oil Salad Dressing

This gorgeous green salad dressing is fresh and zesty and will liven up any drab bowl of lettuce.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until you serve a salad to enjoy it. It also tastes great on grilled or raw veggies.

14. Spring Salad With Barley and Lemon Chive Vinaigrette

Or you could also use it on this delicious summer salad!

Featuring cranberries, candied ginger, and mixed greens, it’s about as delicious as a salad gets.

15. Green Pea Soup with Chive Flowers

Most people think of chives as those long, green, grass-looking things. Others only know the dried herbs from a spice jar. 

But everyone seems to forget they have beautiful blossoms, too. 

You’ll use those to decorate this yummy green pea soup that’s got such a lovely vibrant green color and creamy texture.

The peppery flavor of chives is pretty tasty, too. 

However, it’s the lovely purplish blooms and crunchy croutons that make it look so downright pretty.

Serve it for a light lunch one day and listen as your friends rave about it.

16. Cheese and Chive Pinwheels

Need an inexpensive appetizer that’s impossibly easy to make? Try these cheese and chives pinwheels.

They aren’t the most attractive appetizer option, but they taste spectacular

They’re vegetarian-friendly and use just five ingredients. Every bite is a cheesy, chivey delicacy.

Try just one, and you won’t be able to stop. 

17. Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Chive Pesto

Roasted potatoes are always well-received. But when you enhance their flavor with chive pesto, they’re out of this world.

The pine nuts give them a bit of crunch, while the chives and garlic give them a robust, herby flavor.

If you’re looking for the perfect side dish, this is it – no matter what you’re serving it with! 

18. Cheddar & Chive Savory Waffles

French toast isn’t the only sweet dish that tastes great when savory.

These savory waffles are just as amazing. Every bite is filled with cheese and chives, making them totally addictive. 

They’re like toasted cheesy bread but with a better texture. 

19. Cheddar Cheese and Chive Muffins

These buttery muffins are similar to the waffles above, but they dial the flavor up to 11.

They also feature cheddar cheese and chives. But you’ll also load them up with garlic, Italian seasoning, and more.

They’re light, fluffy, and simply superb. 

Breakfast, brunch, lunch, a midday snack…serve them anytime. People will love them regardless.

20. Cheddar Chive Corn Muffins

The cheddar and chive combination also works in corn muffins!

These taste similar to the muffins above; only they’re a bit sweeter and much denser. 

They’re just as tasty, though! 

21. Sour Cream, Chive, and Bacon Deviled Eggs

Who knew adding chives and bacon could make deviled eggs so sinfully scrumptious? 

Give this recipe a try the next time you need deviled eggs. You’ll never go back to the plain ones again. 

22. Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Most people whip up a batch of mashed sweet potatoes to go with their holiday feasts.

But have you ever tried mashed sweet potatoes with chives and garlic?

Game. Changer.

They have the same fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth texture, but the additional herbs really set off the flavor. 

23. 5-Ingredient Sour Cream and Chive Fries

Fries are already pretty close to perfect.

Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside with just the right amount of salt sprinkled over the top, they’re downright delectable.

But these fries? Their zesty, salty, chive-infused flavor makes them impossible to resist.

And they’re soooooo crispy. 

Sometimes, I add a little parmesan, as well. It makes them even more flavorful and addictive.

24. Chive Crab Cakes

These crab cakes are crunchy and full of savory, umami flavor.

There’s a little hot pepper sauce in each one, too, giving them a slight bite – though you could leave that out if you prefer it mild.

Either way, they’re warm and wonderful. Enjoy them as appetizers, snacks, or a light lunch.

Serve them with those fries and you might not want to share!

25. Spring Onion and Chive Pizza with Genius White Sauce

This easy, six-ingredient pizza is phenomenal.

It’s a simple combination of crispy, airy crust, heavy cream and oil, and onions and chives.

But its flavor is so herby and garden-fresh. Plus, it’s quite a looker.

Best of all, you can have it ready from scratch in just 20 minutes. 

26. Greek Yogurt Onion Dip with Crispy Shallots

This dip is fancy, elegant, and so, so delectable. It only takes 15 minutes to whip up but it’s unbelievably good. 

Creamy with a phenomenal garlic and chive flavor, it has a secret ingredient to make it extra special.

The crispy shallots are a must-make that really set the whole thing off. Simply put, they are divine.

27. Garlic Chives and Eggs

Did you know you can even use garlic chives to spice up your eggs?

This simple, four-ingredient dish is hearty, healthy, and full of earthy, oniony flavor. 

28. Chinese Chive Pockets

These gorgeous pan-fried dumplings take a little work.

The good news is that even if you don’t do all the lovely decorations, they still taste amazing.

You’ll stuff each one with eggs, vermicelli, and garlic chives, making a colorful, tasty, and wonderfully fragrant filling.

Each one is a stunning, hearty treat that everyone will enjoy.

29. Buttermilk Cheddar and Chive Bread

This light and airy bread is one of the best bread dishes you’ll ever try.

It’s cheesy, buttery, and packed with onions and chives. It’s also light, soft, and so good that you can eat it by itself.

Try it warm, fresh from the oven and oh my goodness, it’ll make you weak in the knees.

It’s also excellent bread for a grilled cheese sandwich.

30. Garlic Chive Buttermilk Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch has nothing on this five-ingredient dressing.

It has a thick, creamy buttermilk base that’s combined with chives, garlic, and dill for a fantastic taste.

It’s savory, herby, and works perfectly on roasted veggies, salads, and more.

31. Bacon Chive Crustless Quiche

This thick, fluffy quiche is the way to go if you’re cutting back on carbs.

Because it’s crustless, it has only six carbs per serving. Yet, it has double that in protein!

With bacon, eggs, cheese, and chives, it’s an excellent choice for breakfast or brunch.

32. Grilled Salmon Steak with Creamy Mustard Chive Sauce

Grilled salmon steaks are succulent, tender, and lean.

They’re full of umami flavor, and the mustard chive sauce is simply unforgettable. 

It’s creamy and has this sweet and savory flavor that’ll make you drool. Serve it with a leafy green side salad for a complete meal.

33. Pot Stickers-Chive and Pork

Believe it or not, you can make good potstickers at home, even if you aren’t trained in Chinese cuisine.

The trick is getting the filling just right and not cooking them too long.

But don’t worry, this recipe will tell you everything you need to know to make them perfectly. 

Plus, it only takes 40 minutes to make eight servings.

You may want to double the recipe, though. It’s hard to stop eating these once you get started. 

30+ Best Ways to Cook with Chives

I’m so excited to share these chive recipes with you! Their delicate flavor adds a touch of elegance to any dish, not to mention a wonderful pop of color.


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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