This a lovely tasting salad dressing to dress up any salad. The secret ingredient in this is lavender simple syrup.
Lavender Salad Dressing & Marinade
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
3 Tbl lavender simple syrup
1 Tbl dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
pinch of salt & pepper
Place all ingredients in a salad dressing jar and give it a shake. Drizzle over your salad or use as a marinade.
This are so rich and delicious and make the perfect appetizer for a dinner party.
Lavender Cheese Croquette with Garlic Aioli
1 goat cheese log
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp culinary lavender buds
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, diced
1 tsp lemon juice
Garnish with Lavender Cocktail Pick (optional)
Slice your cold goat cheese into 1/4 inch slices. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet, set in freezer while you make up your bread crumb mixture. In a small bowl combine bread crumbs, culinary lavender, garlic powder, parsley, salt and paprika, stir to combine and set aside. In another shallow bowl combine 2 eggs and whisk for a couple seconds and set aside. Make up your Garlic aioli in a small bowl by combining your mayonaise, garlic and lemon juice, stir to combine and place it in a small serving dish.
Take your cheese from the freezer and dip each one first into the egg and then cover with your bread crumbs until you have coated all of them.
In a medium sized fry pan, drizzle olive oil in to cover the bottom of pan about 2 Tbsp worth. Turn heat on medium high and fry your breaded cheese croquettes until golden, turn over and do the other side. Once golden place them on serving dish and serve with your garlic aioli. We liked to add the dollop of garlic aioli to the top and place a lavender cocktail pick on for garnish.
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Oh my lavender hot chocolate fondue is so fast and easy to make with only 3 ingredients! We like to add a garnish of Culinary Lavender buds to add a touch more lavender flavor. You can also add more lavender flavor with 1/4 tsp Lavender Extract. Anyway you serve it...it's delicious!
Lavender Hot Chocolate Fondue
1/4 cup Lavender Hot Chocolate
1/3 cup cream
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
garnish with Culinary Lavender
Add cream, hot chocolate stir to combine and add chocolate chunks or chips. Melt over medium heat until melted.
Such rich chocolate flavor!
Be inspired with lavender! If you make it #norwoodlavenderfarm we would love to see it.
Nothing warms you up like a bowl of soup. We love our version of squash soup with a sweet hint of lavender. Topped with a drizzle of Lemon Ginger dressing that brightens the day with it's lemon and zingy ginger notes.
Winter Acorn & Lavender Soup
1 acorn squash, cut in half and deseeded
1 onion, diced
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp culinary lavender, ground
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1/2 cup cream (or milk)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 inches grated ginger (opt)
Lemon Ginger Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
2 inches ginger, grated
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp sherry
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Garnish with pepita seeds
In a microwave container cook acorn squash for 7-10 minutes or until soft.
While acorn squash is cooking, heat a medium saucepan on medium heat, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and onion. Let onions soften and cook for about 3-4 minutes, add garlic and saute another minute.
Scoop out acorn squash and add to onion mixture along with 3 cups broth. With a stick blender puree until smooth. Add salt, pepper and cream and ginger (opt), stir to combine. Turn heat to low and while it continues to warm prepare the dressing mix.
In a blender combine olive oil, ginger, garlic, sherry, lemon juice, maple syrup and nutmeg. Blend for a few seconds until emulsified.
Ladle hot soup into bowls, top with a drizzle of dressing and top with pepita seeds and lavender cocktail pick for garnish.
Notes- to grind culinary lavender use a clean coffee grinder and grind to desired texture. If you have extra dressing it tastes great on salad too!
If you make this yummy soup #norwoodlavenderfarm we would love to see it! If you want to share our recipe or photos please just make sure you give photo and recipe credit.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".