Classic Herbes de Provence Recipe

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Lavender was added to the herbes de Provence blend for the benefit of tourists who saw the purple flower as symbolic of the region.
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The ingredients in herbes de Provence blends may be adjusted based on household preference.
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The very name, "savory," announces the flavor that both the summer and winter variations of the herb impart to dishes.
about 1 cup SERVINGS


  • 3 tablespoons thyme
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 2 tablespoons savory
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lavender
  • 1 tablespoon mint


  • For more about growing and blending your own herbs and spices, see: Homemade Spice Blends.
    Adapted from a recipe by Dana Goldstein.

1. This blend is often adjusted based on household preference, so the precision of the measurements or the addition of some tarragon or sage is up to you. Just thoroughly combine all the herbs.

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