The National Restaurant Association's annual "What's Hot" report is here, and we have the scoop on one of the hottest food trends – uncommon herbs. So to hop on board the trend, we're highlighting some of our favorite lesser-known herbs. From Thai Basil to winter savory, these herbs will add fresh flavor to your everyday cooking. So if you're feeling a little adventurous, scroll through the slideshow to learn how to use them in your next meal.
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia Citrodora)
Lemony Snicket! This flowering herb is native to western South America. Its leaves add fresh lemon flavor to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, and Greek yogurt. Though it can be difficult to grow lemon verbena outside of its native environment, when grown right, the plant produces beautiful white or purple flowers that suit almost any garden.
Try it with our Honey-Lemon Brussels Sprouts recipe.