Dill immediately brings to mind dill pickles and potato salad today, but it has had a place for centuries in cuisines throughout Europe and Asia. Dill leaves are known as the dill weed herb, while dill seed is used as a spice. Dill tastes grassy with a bit of anise-like licorice flavor.
As a garnish, dill is excellent on cold soups featuring beets, cucumbers, or yogurt, or on tzatziki, the traditional Greek cucumber yogurt salad. Dill weed pairs particularly well with all types of seafood. It is also good with spreads, sour cream, cream cheese, and lamb.