10 culinary uses for lemon balm
- Lemon Balm Sun Tea – Let lemon balm steep in water in the hot sun to create a lemony tea you can add simple syrup or honey to (or perhaps some honeysuckle syrup – I still have a little).
- Lemon Balm Simple Syrup – After my spring of syrups, I’ve cut back on making drinkable syrups, but I think I’ll be giving this a try. Think of the beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that can be created using a lemony-syrup. I sense a cocktail making evening coming on.
- Lemon Balm Butter – Cream butter with lemon balm and a few other ingredients to use on vegetables, fish and chicken.
- Lemon Balm Pesto – A lemony pasta topping that’s made with cashews instead of more expensive pine nuts.
- Lemon Balm Cookies – A simple, lemony, butter cookie.
- Lemon Balm Salad Dressing and Marinade – Pour it over a salad or marinade chicken or fish in it.
- Lemon Balm Popsicles – Very simple recipe for making slightly sweetened, lemony popsicles.
- Apricot Smoothie with Almond Milk and Lemon Balm – A refreshing and light summer smoothie.
- Raspberry Lemon Balm Jam – A small batch recipe that yields 4 pints of jam.
- Lemon Balm Jelly – No fruit in this jelly, just lemon balm with some honey to sweeten. This could be a good accompaniment on a cheese plate or drizzled over ice cream.
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