Lemon balm can be used as a dessert garnish alternative to mint leaves, muddled into cocktails, lemonade and iced tea or used in ice creams. Its leaves can be candied or used as a garnish or sauce ingredient for seafood dishes. It also works extremely well with many varieties of fresh fruit as a garnish or salad ingredient.
Other ingredient pairings for lemon balm include green beans, carrots, peas, summer squash, ginger, and mint.
Lemon balm can also be dried for use as an herbal tea or part of a tea blend.