Published on: April 21, 2014
Now on deck: Fresh dill tuna salad (no mayo) over tender baby spinach topped with pickled shallots, tiny cornichons, hard boiled egg and a house-made Pernod vinaigrette.
This fresh, light salad is a perfect high protein, low calorie lunch.
Dill is a big deal!
- Remnants of the herb were found in Swiss Neolithic settlements dating back to 400BC.
- It was used extensively by ancient Greeks and Romans and the use of dill spread to central Europe by medieval times.
- Dill is a popular culinary herb used in Greece, Scandinavia, Germany, Central Europe, the United States, Russia, the Balkans and Romania.
- During the Middle Ages, people used dill to defend against witchcraft and enchantments.
- Dill water can be given to fussy babies as a digestive aid and soothing medicine.
- Old wives tales recommend boiling dill in wine and inhaling the fumes to cure hiccups.
- Dill is used holistically to treat a number of digestion and urinary tract problems, fever, sleep disorders, muscle spasms, and menstrual cramps and many other ailments. There are chemicals in dill seed that fight bacteria, and help muscles relax.
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