Add Big Italian Flavor, the Easy Way

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There are basic ingredients you can add to almost any dish to give it that trademark Italian flavor–the flavor I grew up with in my Nanni’s kitchen. Of course, within Italian cuisine, there are many different flavor profiles, but I’ll provide a few spices and herbs that are common denominators in many of my family’s traditional Italian meals. Transform sauteed vegetables, pasta dishes, and even hummus with these flavors. Buon Appetito!


1) Oregano

2) Basil

3) Flat-leaf parsley (aka Italian Parsley)

4) Garlic

5) Red pepper flakes

The herbs can be dry or fresh. Go here for more information on the difference between cooking with dry and fresh herbs.


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