Eats: Lavender Recipes

Lavender Recipes

Lavender is best known for its fragrant, delicate Provencal appearance in soaps, sachets, essential oil and other body care products.  At least in the U.S., using culinary lavender to enhance a recipe with a Mediterranean sway is a road less traveled.  Lavender use has broadened over the past years with recipes showcasing the aromatic herb in everything from desserts to cocktails with savory dishes in between.

Being particularly compatible with the flavors of honey and lemon, lavender is a perfect summertime herb to brighten seasonal foods. These recipes are made with simple, whole ingredients, bursting with flavor to perk up grilling, salads, dessert, libations and more.  Naturally gluten-free too!

Pink Lemonade Lavender Thyme Sorbet

Lemon-Honey glazed Shortbread with Lavender Buds

Lavender Roasted Potatoes

Lemon and Lavender Chicken {Yum Sugar}

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Lavender-Rosemary Rub {Joanne Weir}  

Lavender-Scented Summer Fruit Salad {Health.com}

Peach and Feta Salad with Lavender Dressing {Honest Cooking}

Honey Lavender Panna Cotta {The Kitchen}

Honey Lavender Ice Cream {Martha Stewart}

Lavender Crème Brulée {Jamie Oliver}

Peach Lavender Jam {Love and Olive Oil}

Lavender Lemonade {Use Real Butter}

Lemon & Lavender Vodka Tonic {Bakers Royale}

Lavender Simple Syrup {About.com}

Lavender Mojito {NY Times}