Dill seeds are teardrop shaped, flat and light brown in color. The flavor of dill seed is crisp and slightly pungent with an aromatic flavor that is similar to caraway.
Many recipes are improved with the addition of Dill Seeds. The seeds can be added to bread recipes for a flavor boost. Dill is one of the main seasonings used in great many pickle recipes. Cucumbers are not the only vegetable that can be pickled; you might select green beans, small beets and zucchini slices to pickle. Potato salads are marvelous when dill is added. You can make a sour cream and mayonnaise-based dip that features the flavor of dill to serve with small toasted bread points, chips or crudite.
Fish also benefits from a sprinkle of dill. Salmon and cod are especially lovely with a light dill dressing served over it. Pasta dishes with chicken become brighter in the mouth when dill is added. Seafood cakes, which can be made from salmon, crab or lobster, even mixed with a mashed potato base, cry out for dill to bring the seafood to life.