A close relative of onion, chives provide a convenient and colorful way to add a delicate onion taste to a wide variety of dishes. A handy item for the pantry, dried chives spruce up sour cream, soups, salads, dressings, and any casserole.
Dried chives are a great staple in any kitchen. Use them to conveniently add delicate onion flavor to cheese, egg or potato dishes, salads, stir fries, vinegars, sour cream, cream cheese, herb butters, sauces (cream and tomato) and soups (vichyssoise in particular, but any creamy, cold, or vegetable soup). You'll find chives in recipes for fine herb blends and in many European, Southeast Asian, and Chinese dishes.