21 Recipes that Use Fresh Mint
If your garden is overflowing with mint, don’t let it go to waste! Try one of these delicious recipes and make the most of this delicious herb.
We planted mint in our garden this year and it completely took over one of the beds! I had no idea how fast mint could grow. I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I found plenty of new ways to use it in our food and drinks. But before we dive into the recipes, let’s talk about the types of mint you might have.
Types of Mint
The two most common types of fresh mint are spearmint and peppermint. Even if you’re not a gardener, you’re probably familiar with the difference in taste. They can typically be used interchangeably in these recipes, but it’s helpful to know which flavor you prefer! Spearmint tends to have a more mild flavor, whereas peppermint has a stronger menthol flavor. But you can adjust the amount of mint in these recipes to fit your taste preferences and the type of mint you’re using.
Recipes with Fresh Mint
If your garden is overflowing with mint, don't let it go to waste! Try one of these delicious recipes and make the most of this fresh, fragrant herb.
Watermelon Mojito Smoothie
This watermelon mojito smoothie is the best way to cool off on a hot summer day. It’s hydrating, refreshing, and easy to make!
Easy Quinoa Pilaf
This easy quinoa pilaf is made with sweet dried apricots, fresh mint, and salty pistachios for a side dish that is full of flavor. Serve this with pilaf your favorite protein or add it to a bed of mixed greens for a delicious and healthy salad.
Easy Spearmint Iced Tea Recipe
Black tea brewed with fresh spearmint is a refreshing variation on everyone's favorite warm weather beverage.
Kale Pineapple Mint Smoothie
This kale, pineapple, and mint smoothie is a delicious and refreshing breakfast! Made with fresh and frozen produce, it comes together easily.
Honey Mojito Mocktail
Enjoy all of the crisp, refreshing flavors of a mojito, with a sweet and spicy kick of jalapeño simple syrup. You won’t miss the booze!
Zucchini Ribbon Salad
This Zucchini ribbon salad with fresh mint, lemon, and feta is a light and refreshing side dish.
Classic Mint Julep
The classic mint julep is boozy, refreshing, and a great way to use a bumper crop of mint!
High Protein Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad (Gluten Free)
This High Protein Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad is fresh, crunchy and super filling. Perfect for lunch or summer evenings!
Mint Pea Falafel with a Mint Tahini Dressing
Mint Pea Falafel make a tasty lunch but are equally delicious served as a party nibble alongside drinks. These falafel can be deep fried, shallow fried, or cooked in an air-fryer!
Creamy Avocado Sauce
Five minute creamy avocado sauce with fresh mint and cilantro that can triple up as an avocado dressing for salads and burrito bowls or as a dip for vegetable sticks or chips!
This fresh and easy composed asparagus salad had steamed crisp tender asparagus with thinly sliced radishes, peas and fresh mint.
This mint rice recipe is a delicious way to spice up your side dish and make the most of fresh mint!
Mint Basil Pesto
This easy recipe is a great way to use up a bunch of mint! It’s so flavorful and can be made in bulk to freeze for later. Add it to sandwiches, pasta, veggie wraps, and more!
Fresh Pea Risotto with Arugula and Mint
This fresh pea risotto has the green power and flavors of fresh arugula and mint, a perfect plant-based, one-pot recipe!
Easy Strawberry Mint Sorbet
You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this refreshing strawberry mint sorbet! This simple recipe is made with fresh strawberries and mint leaves and includes a vegan option, too!
The Best Roasted Eggplant with Tomato Sauce
Roasted eggplant with tomato sauce is a simple garden-to-table appetizer. Sliced eggplant is roasted and topped with an easy garlicky tomato sauce, fresh basil and mint, and freshly grated salty Ricotta Salata.
Vegan Couscous Salad with Spiced Chickpeas
Mint and parsley leaves make this couscous salad recipe taste fresh and bright. Whip up a batch and enjoy this salad for lunch or a light dinner.
Potato Salad with Peas and Mint
You will love this Potato Salad with Peas and Mint. The mellow potato flavor is boosted by fresh mint which adds freshness and brightness. Lemon zest accentuates and lifts the flavors and the dressing is made lighter and tangy by the addition of yoghurt.
Persimmon and Goat Cheese Salad with a Vanilla Mint Yoghurt Dressing
This colorful salad is made with sliced persimmons on a bed of arugula salad. Drizzled with a vanilla mint yogurt and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and candied walnuts. The vanilla mint yogurt adds bright flavor to balance the rich goat cheese and candied walnuts.
Mint Oreo Ice Cream
An entire cup of mint leaves are steeped into the base mixture for this summery Mint Oreo Ice Cream. It's cool and creamy, and the Oreo chunks add a "cookies and cream" vibe that's even better than chocolate chips!
Crispy Baked Falafel with Lemon-Mint Sauce
Crispy and healthy baked falafel with hazelnuts drizzled with creamy lemon-mint sauce: easy-to-make, low-fat and so delicious! Much better than deep fried!
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