Fresh sage leaves are most sought after in cooking for their subtle aromatic flavour. Fresh leaves can be used in stuffing in season sausages, poultry and fish. The herb is also used in many vegetable dishes, especially with beans. It is also used as a garnish in herb salads.
To prepare wash in cold water to remove soil and sand. Gently pat dry using a soft cloth. Sage is one of the common ingredients in Italian, Greek and Balkan cuisine.