Pea Shoots with Shrimp, Bacon, and Chives
Tender springtime pea shoots are natural partners for rich-tasting shrimp and bacon. Caitlin Santomauro
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We love chives for their delicate onion flavor. They’re equally useful as a main ingredient, supporting player, or bright garnish. From dumplings and pizza to soup and salad, we’ve rounded up our favorite chive recipes.

Oniony but not overpowering, chives pair well with delicate seafood. Mixed with fromage blanc, chives make a spread that can be paired with smoked salmon for an elegant canapé. Or use them to garnish pan-seared cod served with spring vegetables like Rainbow chard, bibb lettuce, and spring peas.

Chives provide a gentle kick that’s perfect for brightening up creamy salad dressings. We like to serve a simple red leaf salad with an herbaceous ranch dressing made with buttermilk and yogurt and flavored with chives, parsley, tarragon, thyme, mustard, and dill. Alternatively, dress a butter lettuce and citrus salad with a bright orange crème fraîche spiked with chives.

For the biggest fans of chives, we have recipes that put them front and center. Our spinach, chive, and yogurt soup is refreshing, tangy, beautifully green, and packed with chive flavor. Rather than dressing potato salad with plain mayonnaise, try making a chive mayo by first infusing your oil with chives. It’s wonderful on a potato salad with broiled asparagus, hard-cooked eggs, and mint.

Pairing chives with other onions is a great way to build flavor. Our six-onion pizza takes that idea to the extreme—a slightly sweet honey-tinged dough is topped with chives, leeks, shallots, scallions, red onions, and white onions.

Find all of these dishes and more in our collection of chive recipes.

"Fingerling

Fingerling Potato Salad with Chive Mayonnaise

Fingerling Potato Salad with Chive Mayonnaise
"Spinach,

Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions

Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions
"Avocado

Avocado and Apple “Tartare” with Fried Walnut Dumplings and Chive Cream

Tart apple and cold avocado balance hot, crisp walnut dumplings and creamy chive sauce in this refreshing vegan dish from chef Josita Hartanto of Berlin’s Lucky Leek. You can make the walnut dumplings a day ahead, but make sure to prepare the tartare within two hours of serving, so the apples and avocados don’t brown. Get the recipe for Avocado and Apple “Tartare” with Fried Walnut Dumplings and Chive Cream »
"Pan-Seared

Pan-Seared Cod with Spring Vegetables

Writer Isabel Gillies tosses together this summery dish with cod fresh from the Maine shoreline and seasonal garden greens. Rainbow chard, bibb lettuce, spring peas, and fresh herbs contrast with the richness of butter-basted pan-seared cod. Get the recipe for Pan-Seared Cod with Spring Vegetables »
"Butter

Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraîche Dressing

Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraîche Dressing

Pasta Shells with Artichoke-Clam Sauce

In this aromatic dish, shell-shape pasta is dressed in a light tomato and clam sauce with artichoke hearts.
"Pan-Fried

Pan-Fried Sole with Red Quinoa and Vegetables

Filets of sole are set atop red quinoa, roasted tomatoes, and tender-crisp vegetables in this dish from a Marseille bistrot. Get the recipe for Pan-Fried Sole with Red Quinoa and Vegetables »
"Boiled

Boiled Potatoes with Quark and Flaxseed Oil (Pellkartoffeln mit Leinöl)

Boiled Potatoes with Quark and Flaxseed Oil (Pellkartoffeln mit Leinöl)

Smoked Salmon Stuffed with Cottage Cheese and Crab (Roulade de Saumon aux Crabes de Neiges)

This elaborate appetizer is based on one served at the seafood festival on the Atlantic island of Miquelon. We use snow crab in this recipe, but Dungeness or jumbo lump crabmeat works just as well.

Ravigoté

Ravigoter means “to invigorate” in French and indeed, this lightly acidic French sauce perks up the palate.
"Bacon-Wrapped

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

These poppers have a perfect marriage of textures and flavors—creamy, chive-flecked cheese cuts the bite of roasted jalapeños, while crispy bacon adds crunch.
"Stuffed

Stuffed Pepperoncini with Smoked Salmon

Spicy, briny, creamy, and salty, this simple, retro-inspired appetizer is an unabashed crowd-pleaser. Get the recipe for Stuffed Pepperoncini with Smoked Salmon »

Smoked Bluefish Pâté with Hardtack Crackers

Bluefish gets the haute cuisine treatment at Puritan & Company in Cambridge, where chef-owner Will Gilson serves it as a smoky paté.

Pork and Chive Dumplings (Shui Jiao)

To keep the wrappers from tearing while making these dumplings, we suggest finely chopping the scallions and grating the ginger (see our step-by-step instructions).
"Marinated

Marinated Sardine Crostini with Salsa Verde and Fennel

These little sandwiches have a big range of flavors, from the salty sardines to to the tangy flavors of tarragon and chive salsa verde.
"Six-Onion

Six-Onion Pizza

Six-Onion Pizza
"Green

Green Goddess Sauce

This sauce of herbs in a creamy base is great for dipping veggies in. Get the recipe for Green Goddess Sauce »
"Michael

Michael Richard’s Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs get an update with white anchovies and masago arare, Japanese rice cracker beads that mimic caviar.
"Sichuan

Sichuan Tofu and Ground Beef in Red Chile Sauce (Mapo Tofu)

This spicy braise, garnished with mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns, is one of the region’s most well-known dishes. Get the recipe for Sichuan Tofu and Ground Beef in Red Chile Sauce (Mapo Tofu) »

Ma Yi Shang Shu (“Ants Climbing a Tree”)

The name for this Sichuanese dish means “ants climbing a tree” because of the way the ground pork clings to the strands of glass noodles.
"Creamy

Creamy Watercress Dip

Creamy cottage cheese combines with watercress, lemon, chive, and parsley to make this bright dip for raw vegetables.
"Linguine

Linguine with Crab in Spicy White Wine Sauce

Linguine with Crab in Spicy White Wine Sauce
"Chive

Chive Emulsion

Fresh chives infuse a blend of canola and olive oils for the base of this vibrant sauce.

Smoked Salmon with Fromage Blanc, Chives, and Pickled Celery

Pickled celery balances the subtleness of fromage blanc in a simple and elegant canapé.
"Red

Red Leaf Salad with Ranch Dressing

Light, tangy yogurt replaces rich mayonnaise in the herb-laced dressing for this salad.
"Pea
Tender springtime pea shoots are natural partners for rich-tasting shrimp and bacon.

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