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Bouquet garni

The bouquet garni, an essential element of French cuisine, is a combination of aromatic herbs used to infuse dishes and sauces in many recipes. Traditionally, a bouquet garni consists of parsley stalks, thyme, and bay leaves. Adding leek greens makes it easier to assemble. Other aromatic herbs such as tarragon, rosemary, and sage can also be added, depending on the dish it will be used in. The ingredients are tied together with food-safe string. Leaving about twenty centimeters of string hanging out of the container allows the cook to easily remove the bouquet at the end of cooking.

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Course: Other
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cost per serving: 0,14 €
Energy: 11 kcal / serving


  • 1.   Wash and dry the bay leaves, parsley, and thyme.
    Wash, dry, and cut the greens from 1 leek into approximately 7cm pieces (Save the rest of the leek for another recipe).
  • 2.   Lay a piece of leek green in front of you and place 1 sprig of thyme, 1 sprig of parsley (with the stalk), and a bay leaf inside.
    Fold the edges of the leek green to enclose everything.
  • 3.   Cover with a second piece of leek green.
  • 4.   Carefully and tightly tie everything together with string.
  • 5.   Cut off any excess string and leek green to obtain a neat little bundle.
    The bouquet garni is ready to use.

Notes & Suggestions

  • If you plan on making multiple bouquet garnis, it is recommended to make them in batches as they freeze well in a plastic bag.

Ingredients for servings

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stalk of parsley
  • 1 stalk of thyme
  • ½ leek greens
  • 1 food thread


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Nutritional information *

    Per serving
    % RDA
  • Energy value
    11 kcal
    1 %
  • Fat
    0,1 g
    0 %
  • of which saturated
    0,02 g
    0 %
  • Carbohydrates
    1,47 g
    1 %
  • of which sugar
  • Protein
    0,52 g
    1 %
  • Fibers
    0,89 g
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* As an indication, before cooking, RDA of the EU.