Often compared to marjoram or thyme, summer savory has a spicy aroma and pungent, peppery flavor that’s milder and less penetrating than its cousin, winter savory.
It’s a key ingredient in classic herb blends like bouquet garni and fines herbes. And is indispensable for kicking up mild foods without overpowering them.
Use it to brighten everything from omelets to chowders. Or combine it with snipped chives, lemon and mayonnaise to coat chicken or fish.