Mr. T.U.H. was grilling salmon for dinner. As I was walking around the garden taking note of what happened while I was at work, I noticed the lemon balm was growing like crazy. I figured it was time to pick some, but I was kind of at a loss as for what to do with it. I know you can use it for tea, but I am not a tea drinker; I grew it because I love the smell when you walk by. I figured, there had to be something I could do with it to put on the fish. I use basil to make pesto, so why not try it with the lemon balm? I typed it into google, read a few recipes, and this is what I put together.


2 cups lemon balm leaves

3 or 4 cloves of garlic

1/4 to 1/2 half a cup of olive oil

the juice from 1 lemon

salt to taste


Put all of the above into a food processor.

Process it. Process it a lot. The texture of the leaves means they need to be reduced to tiny dots in the processor.

It is going to taste ok on its own. When you put it on the fish, however – YUM!

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm Pesto

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