Lemon Verbena - how do you use it?

Hello Pickle Pals! I just bought a lemon verbena plant, I have never used it before, and would love some ideas! I see Mrs Wheelbarrow's lemon verbena strawberry conserve and will be trying that ... what else?

  • 6548 views
  • 13 Comments

13 Comments

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
MrsWheelbarrow
MrsWheelbarrow May 15, 2011

I make tea from lemon verbena and orange peels or rhubarb. Also love the combination of lemon verbena and peaches or nectarines. Try it in ice cream. Or to flavor whipped cream.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Happyolks
Happyolks May 15, 2011

Chop roughly and throw in a spritzer with orange, cucumber, and lime :)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Greenstuff
Greenstuff May 15, 2011

Tea is my usual as well, but in recent years I've seen a lot more interest in it--in custards, ice creams, poundcakes.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
sdebrango
sdebrango May 15, 2011

Its wonderful in tabouleh, also chopped either alone or mixed with other herbs like parsley and put on fish or chicken,

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
aargersi
aargersi May 15, 2011

Yum lots of great ideas! Thanks! I think I see a peach and verbena jam in my future - it's almost Texas peach time!! I wonder how much it has grown since I planted it 2 hours ago? :-)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
ellenl
ellenl May 15, 2011

That watermelon and goat cheese salad with lemon verbena and pistachios on the food52 site is unbelievably delicious. Do try it!

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
pierino
pierino May 15, 2011

Poach fresh peaches (as soon as they come into season and ripen up) in Lillet Blanc with lemon verbena.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Greenstuff
Greenstuff May 15, 2011

Peaches, Lillet, and lemon verbena sounds like a new favorite. All we need is peach season.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
SKK
SKK May 16, 2011

Lemon verbena is amazing in a syrup with poached apricots, on top of melon, rasberries or strawberries.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
CookOnTheFly
CookOnTheFly May 16, 2011

Put a sprig or two in your gin/vodka tonic on a hot day!

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Anitalectric
Anitalectric May 17, 2011

Blend with sake, coconut water and agave to make a granita (shaved ice). I serve this with my strawberry tart with hibiscus rhubarb glaze.

Its incredibly refreshing.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Anitalectric
Anitalectric May 17, 2011

forgot pic!

Answer image

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
matchaflan
matchaflan May 18, 2011

i steeped it in heavy cream and make panna cotta :)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 13 out of 13 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52