Culinary Lavender

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

Lavender Sugar

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: Beanilla

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.

Lavender Cupcakes

From: How Sweet Eats

These delicious vanilla-lavender cupcakes are topped with a rich, decadent cream cheese frosting.

Lavender Marshmallows

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

From: Beanilla

Another recipe from our sister site, these bars were made to highlight our amazing Lavender Flavoring.