Substituting dried herbs for fresh
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Substituting Dried Herbs for Fresh – Conversion Chart


Amount of Fresh Herb Equivalent Quantity of Dried Herb/Spice
Basil 2 tsp finely chopped basil (about 5 leaves) 1 tsp dried basil
Bay leaves 1 fresh leaf 2 dried leaves
Chervil 3 tsp fresh cilantro 1 tsp dried cilantro
Chives 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives 1 tsp freeze-dried chives
Cilantro 3 tsp fresh cilantro 1 tsp dried cilantro
Dill 3 tsp fresh dill 1 tsp dried dill
Garlic 1 clove 1/4 tsp granulated garlic or 1/8 tsp garlic powder
Gingerroot 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1/4 tsp dry ground ginger
Marjoram 3 tsp fresh marjoram 1 tsp dried marjoram
Onions 1 medium onion 1 tsp onion powder
Oregano 1 Tbsp fresh oregano 1 tsp dried oregano
Parsley 2 tsp finely chopped parsley (or 3 sprigs) 1 tsp dried parsley
Rosemary 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary (or 1 small/medium sprig) 1 tsp dried rosemary
Sage 7 leaves (or 2 tsp minced fresh sage) 1 tsp dried sage
Tarragon 3 tsp fresh tarragon 1 tsp dried tarragon
Thyme 1 Tbsp fresh thyme (or 6 sprigs) 3/4 tsp ground thyme
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