Fresh Lemon Thyme
Choose 2 lbs., 5 lbs., or 10 lbs.
Available year round
Lemon thyme has a flavor and fragrance very similar to fresh thyme, but with an added citrus element. This strong similarity to its more common cousin makes it one of the more approachable lemon herbs.
This bulk lemon thyme is the non-variegated variety. It is fine-dining restaurant quality, fresher and higher quality than the fresh herbs found in most grocery stores.
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.
Up to two weeks fresh, one year dried.
RECIPES & TIPS
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.