10+ Ways to Use Fresh Mint
Mint is often relegated to flavoring tea or acting as a garnish, but this heady herb is so much more. Great in both sweet and savory dishes, fresh mint can be utilized in recipes for meat, pasta, desserts, and beyond. And since it thrives in both warm and cool climates, you can enjoy mint's bold flavor nearly year-round.
Azalina's Mint Chicken Curry
This chicken curry uses mint and other herbs to give the dish a fresh flavor. The recipe has a rich and creamy texture from the coconut milk, making it perfect for ladling over steamed rice.
Minty Peach Chicken Salad
Take chicken salad up a notch by adding in refreshing mint and a hint of sweetness from peaches. Eat it as is, or scoop onto a salad or sandwich for a complete meal.
Thyme Mint Chicken Pasta
When you're worn out on classic basil pesto, whip up this mint and thyme version instead. Tossed with pasta and chicken, it's an impressive and delicious main dish.
Tomato Cucumber Salad with Mint
This classic and simple salad is a great base for a full meal once you add a protein (like chicken or salmon), or as an easy side that will brighten up any meal.
Lamb Chops with Mint Oil
Lamb and mint just go together, and this well-rounded recipe proves it. Perfectly cooked lamb is lathered up with a rich sauce made from mint, olive oil, and lemon.
Little Ears Pasta with Peas, Mint, and Ricotta
This pasta dish uses peas, mint, and ricotta cheese for a great springtime flavor that is refreshing and light. Using orecchiette pasta — also known as "little ears" — is perfect for catching all the creamy sauce.
Lemon and Mint Crusted Salmon
Mint Mojito Coffee Ice Cream
This flavor combination may sound unusual, but it's sure to become a new favorite. Bold tasting mint, coffee, and chocolate combine for this creamy treat.
Watermelon Salad with Mint Dressing
Sweet, salty, and tangy, this unusual fruit salad has it all. Fresh mint creates a bold salad dressing that you'll want to use on this salad and beyond.
Mint Pesto Pasta
"This was the best pesto recipe I've seen so far," says reviewer Kerri. "My family loved it."
The Real Mojito
"This is an authentic recipe for mojito," says creator Brandy. "I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full."