Chives are a perennial plant in the onion family. Unlike most onions, the edible portion consists of the stems and flower blossoms. Their flavor is mild and can be eaten raw without being overpowering.
Chives can be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for about one week.
- The stems can be diced and added to any dish to add a mild onion flavor (whether cooked or raw).
- The blossoms can be plucked into smaller pieces and added to salads. They add a very colorful touch and mild onion flavor.