Fresh lemon thyme should be stored in a plastic bag in your refrigerator crisper drawer
For long term storage of lemon thyme, we recommend drying it on the stem. The best drying method is hanging it in bunches to air-dry over time, but in a pinch you could use your oven or a dehydrator. Store dried lemon thyme in an air-tight container away from light and moisture. It will be significantly more potent than fresh.
Shelf Life: Up to two weeks fresh, one year dried.
In terms of culinary techniques, lemon thyme can be used just as you would plain thyme in stews, soups, salads and stuffings. Either throw whole sprigs into braising liquids, marinades, soups, and stews, making sure remove them before serving, or strip the leaves off the stalks and leave them in the finished dish.
Lemon thyme’s flavor pairs especially well with seafood, lamb
, carrots, beets, asparagus, tomatoes, and eggs, but it can also be used in beef, chicken & potato dishes. Browse our Herb Recipes Collection