Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are the smallest species of the edible onions. A perennial plant, they are native to Europe, Asia and North America. The chive is a bulb-forming herbaceous perennial plant, growing to 30–50 cm tall. The leaves are hollow and tubular, up to 50 cm long, and 2–3 mm in diameter, with a soft texture, although, prior to the emergence of a flower from a leaf, they may appear stiffer than usual.
Chives provide an easy and colorful way to add a light onion touch to a large variety of dishes. Chives work well in combination with basil, cilantro, fennel seed, paprika, parsley and tarragon. Add them to virtually any type of salad, soup, sauce, twice baked or au gratin potatoes, omelets, or fish.
.2 oz & .5 oz.
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