Lemon Balm Recipes?

Wow, I had no idea there was so much you could do with Lemon Balm…This site is full of ideas…


Lemon balm cheesecake, lemon balm and blueberry cake, and more–and could anything be easier than this?

Lemon Balm Pesto

  • 2 cups fresh lemon balm
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 or 4 cloves garlic

I’ll have to give this a try…since the lemon balm is going berserk in my garden.


P.S. EDIT–I tried making this today; with some parmesan and lots more garlic than the recipe calls for it’s not bad, but there’s a little bitterness in the balm that I find a little off-putting…we’ll see if it mellows out as it sits a while. I wish my basil plants would go as crazy as my lemon balm; that’s pesto I’ll eat.

I guess the thing with the balm is that if there are so many things to make with it that are so lovely (tea, liqueur, who knows what-all), I’m not sure how much energy I’ll put into making things I have to work hard to like, you know?


Posted on July 6, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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