Recipes - Herbal Spread

Macaroni Salad (first shared on Instagram in 2022)

  • 8 oz. macaroni noodles
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickles, finely diced
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper, finely diced (1/2 a pepper)
  • 1/3 cup celery, thinly sliced (1-2 stalks) 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced


  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (any style, including vegan)
  • ¼ cup sour cream (or vegan sour cream)
  • 2 Tbls sweet pickle juice
  • 1 Tbls Chive blossom vinegar*
  • 1 Tbls granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Backyard Patch Herbal Spread


Prepare macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and rinse immediately with cold water, then drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil and gently stir to noodles don’t stick. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, pickles, red pepper, celery, onion.  Stir until well combined.  Set aside and prepare the dressing. To make dressing- combine mayo, sour cream, vinegar, pickle juice, Dijon mustard, herbs and spices in a medium bowl.  Whisk until ingredients are well-combined. Pour over salad ingredients and mix well.  Allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

*substitute red wine vinegar or plain white vinegar for Chive blossom


Feta Herb Dip
4 ounces feta cheese
4 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup mayo
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tsp Backyard Patch Herbal Spread Herb Mix
Combine all ingredients together, using a food processor or beat by hand.  Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving on crackers, toasts or fresh veggies.
Perfectly Herbed Meatballs (Yield 24 meatballs)
The recipe is great served with the Tomato Sauce recipe you can find with Garlic and Herb Combination Herb Mix.
1 lb ground beef
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup breadcrumbs
½ cup grated Romano or parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 Tbls. Backyard Patch Herbal Spread
2 Tbls tomato sauce
2 tsp. Vegetable oil for frying
Combine all ingredients, except the oil and shape into balls.  Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the meatballs until browned on each side.  Add to simmering sauce or serve as is.
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
1 lb. large mushroom caps
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese or Neufchatel
1 Tbls. Backyard Patch Herbal Spread Herb Mix
Combine cream cheese with Herb Mix.  Using the back of a spoon, stuff the mushroom caps with cheese mixture.  Chill thoroughly before serving.

How it all started

I started growing herbs in 1994. I love the scents, the shades of green, and the scent and texture of the leaves. I love everything about them!

My first herb garden resulted from my need for good tea herbs. To this day, tea is among my favorite creations.

My husband does not use salt or preservatives, as a result all my seasonings and mixes, are all salt free, organic and preservative free.

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Commonly asked Questions


Do you use preservatives?

All of our blends are created with no preservatives, flavor enhancers or anti-clumping agents.

We grow our herbs organically, no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides and only organic methods.  The herbs are grown in "hills" placed in rows.  This allows us to walk among the plants but keep a high-quality soil and easy watering methods that makes plants drought resistant.

Are your items salt and gluten-free?

All our herb blends are crafted with no salt and no gluten. Our baking mixes will be clearly marked if they are gluten-free, but all will be low salt. However, since we make all the blends ourselves if you wish no salt in a baking mix (scones, breads, etc.) just ask and we will blend them without salt.

How and where do you ship?

Due to restrictions on plant materials, we only ship to the US or US territories. NO international orders are accepted. All items can be shipped either UPS or USPS depending on weight.

Where do your herbs come from?

We grow almost all of the herbs we use in our blends at our 3/4 acre herb garden. We have been growing herbs since 1994 and created our garden space in 1998 growing our herbs production style in hills and rows.