Delicious Lavender Recipes
You know lavender. That is to say, you are almost certainly familiar with the aroma of lavender. Whether you've encountered it growing wild in a field, dried in a pot of potpourri, or coming from the warm glow of a candle, that sweet, floral scent is unforgettable. But have you ever tried eating lavender? The same light, floral, slightly herbal qualities lavender brings to the nose can also tantalize the tastebuds in a wide range of dishes, both sweet and savory alike. We do have to warn you, though: not all lavender is created equal.
If you're considering working with lavender for the first time, it's important to make sure you specifically buy Culinary Lavender. While most of the 47 different species of lavender are harmless if ingested, many contain a high concentration of essential oils, which can be overwhelming to the palate. Culinary lavender tends to have a much lower oil content, which will allow you to enjoy cooking with it without the risk of the cake you worked so hard on tasting like soap or perfume. If you'd like an even easier way to add a little spring bouquet to your kitchen arsenal, we also carry a Lavender Flavoring. Luckily for you, we also found some great recipes to get you started with both forms of lavender, which you'll find below.
Culinary (Dried) Lavender Recipes
From: The Spruce Eats
This easy-to-make lavender sugar is a great addition to your favorite beverage, or sprinkled on top of just about anything!
Gluten-Free Honey Cake w/ Lemon and Lavender
From: Moon and spoon and yum
This gluten-free recipe is so delicious you'll forget about all the healthy ingredients it contains.
Light & Buttery Lavender Cookies
From: Better Living
These delicious, delicate cookies are also super easy and fast, making them the perfect anytime treat!
Lemon Lavender Chicken
From: Cookbooks On Repeat
This simple, elegant chicken recipe is a great example of how lavender can be used to enhance savory dishes.
Grilled Peaches with Lavender Honey Glaze
From our sister site, this is the perfect side or dessert for grilling season.
Lavender Flavoring Recipes
Grandma's Lavender Cookies
From: Cake n Knife
Both lavender flavoring and dried lavender buds are used to add a classic floral note to a simple cookie recipe.
Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
From: Oh So Delicioso
Simple yet sophisticated, this is the new go-to drink for your spring gatherings and summer cookouts.
From: How Sweet Eats
These delicious vanilla-lavender cupcakes are topped with a rich, decadent cream cheese frosting.
From: Havoc in the Kitchen
These fantastically fluffy marshmallows are delightful on their own, or as part of the fanciest s'mores you've ever had!
Lavender Lemon Bars
Another recipe from our sister site, these bars were made to highlight our amazing Lavender Flavoring.