Curried Chicken Thighs with Pomegranate-Mint Sauce
Talk about a company-worthy meal without much effort or a hefty price tag. Serve this easy and elegant entrée over a bed of couscous and with a side of the Steamed Broccoli with Garlic and Red Onion.
Spaghetti with Pistachio-Mint Pesto and Spinach
Pistachios lend deep, earthy flavors to this pasta dish that is ideal for potlucks and feeding large crowds.
Minty Pea Soup with Parmesan Croutons
Bright mint brings a pop of freshness to this spring soup while creamy Greek yogurt adds a slight tang. Top with homemade croutons, and you’ve got a light springtime soup that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas with Chile, Lemon, and Mint
Mint adds a fresh finish to this side dish, but fresh chopped thyme or oregano leaves will also pair well with the snap peas.
Penne With Asparagus, Pistachios, and Mint
Sauté the white parts of the green onions first to mellow their onion flavor. Stir the green parts in last for freshness.
Cantaloupe Margarita with Hint of Mint
Want to make a bigger batch? Doubling the melon should yield enough juice to make 6 drinks. Process and strain in 2 batches, and then mix up 3 times the rest of the ingredients in a pitcher.
Yogurt-Cheese Tarts with Mint
Briny feta and rich Gorgonzola flavor these herby, creamy tarts.
Tandoori Grilled Chicken with Mint Raita
The tandoor, India’s wood-fired clay oven, turns out fantastic barbecued chicken. An ordinary outdoor grill with a tight-fitting lid and prepared for indirect heat mimics the gentle heat of the authentic clay ovens. Tandoori chicken originated in the Punjab region of northern India and Pakistan and get its traditional red color from ground chiles.
Fresh mint is, without a doubt, one of our favorite flavors. Whether it's a handful left from the farmers' market or a bumper crop of your own, use leftover leaves to create a new twist on the classic margarita.
Blueberry and Feta Bulgur Salad with Mint Dressing
You can make this fresh, summery picnic dish up to two days ahead. If you'd like a fresh herb garnish, pack the leaves separately, and sprinkle onto the salad shortly before serving.
Grilled Skirt Steak with Mint Chimichurri and Honey-Roasted Sunchokes
This dinner is a play on classic meat and potatoes—with amped up flavor from the herby sauce. The sunchokes are roasted with a touch of honey until tantalizingly caramelized.
Lamb Burgers with Feta-Mint Spread
We combine ground lamb with lean ground sirloin for a less fatty patty; you can also use all sirloin. Try our grilled asparagus spears in place of fries: They get deliciously charred in the pan.
Watermelon + Cucumber + Mint
Bite into a sweet slice of melon and savor the juice running down your chin in pure bliss. Reap the benefits of its cooling forces while chilling by the poolside or soaking up the sun at a picnic.
Make This Water:
- 7 watermelon cubes
- 5 cucumber slices
- 2 mint sprigs
"Royal Blueberry" Gazpacho with Lemon and Mint
This twist on gazpacho is an unexpected first course, a new idea for brunch, or a great summer dessert. Keep it simple by topping it with grated lemon zest and fresh mint, or add drama and texture with flake salt and finely diced honeydew.
Cucumber-Mint Limeade Pops
Tangy yet sweet, with the refreshing addition of cucumbers and mint, this pop will cool down even the hottest of summer days.
Avocado Citrus Salad with Mint
You'll be pleasantly surprised at the beautiful pairing between citrus and avocado. The acid from the citrus keeps the avocado from browning and adds a refreshing, tropical taste. Garnished with mint, this salad is light, simple, and irresistible. A sprinkle of pomegranate seeds seals the deal.
Frozen Mint Margaritas
We use silver or clear tequila in this mint margarita recipe. For an appealing presentation, rub the rims of the glasses with lime wedges and dip the rims in a half-and-half mixture of kosher salt and sugar. Serve with fresh lime wedges as a garnish, if desired.
Watermelon with a Hint of Mint Smoothie
2 cups seedless watermelon + 2 tablespoons fresh mint + 1/3 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
Blend all ingredients together.
Fresh Pea Soup with Mint
Serve warm or at room temperature for a first course or with a salad for a light meal.
Beets with Couscous, Mint, and Almond
Breaded Fish Sandwiches with Mint-Caper Tartar Sauce
Spiking tartar sauce with mint and capers improves the classic fish sandwich deliciously. Cutting the fish into a square shape helps it fit the bun better. Be sure to use a sweet onion, and soak it in ice water so that you get the crunch but no harsh bite.
Greek Lamb Chops and Mint Yogurt Sauce
Give lamb chops a Greek twist with the addition of fresh oregano and a minty yogurt sauce. If you have trouble finding the right size lamb loin chops, ask the butcher to cut them to the size you need. For a thicker sauce, use Greek-style yogurt.
Mint Margarita Slushie
Mint + lime = tequila time. Bright in color and flavor, our low-calorie Mint Margarita Slushie is so satisfying, you'll never know it's actually light.
Bulgur, Mint, and Parsley Salad
Light, herby, and vibrant tasting, this salad makes a fine addition to a meze spread. Make up to two hours ahead so flavors can meld.
Fettuccine with Pistachio-Mint Pesto and Tomatoes
We love this dish with pistachios, but for a less expensive alternative, try walnuts. Save the smallest mint leaves for a pretty, delicate garnish.
Sweet Tea Mint Juleps
Chill your glasses while the tea mixture chills. You can also shake the cocktail with ice before serving, but strain the ice before you pour.
Mint Gremolata Zucchini with Sea Salt
Grilled zucchini is great with olive oil and sea salt, but take the extra step and serve with this mint, parsley, and lemon gremolata. Mint and zucchini are a smart pairing in recipes, too, since both are such prolific producers in the garden.
You’ll love these if you’re a big fan of the Girl Scouts' Thin Mint cookies. The dense base layer is like a rich, fudgy brownie, so don’t overcook it or the dessert bars will be dry. Refrigerating the mint bars allows the chocolaty top layer to set properly. You can make the dessert up to one day ahead.
Cucumber-Mint Tequila Tonic
This is the perfect warm weather cocktail. Made with fresh min, cilantro leaves, and chopped cucumber, it's refreshing and fabulous.
Bulgur with Peaches and Mint
This beautiful dish may just become a new summertime favorite.
Raspberry-Mint Ice Pops
Fresh and tart, these pops are the best way to up your fruit intake in the summertime.
Curried Vegetable Samosas with Cilantro-Mint Chutney
Spicy, herby chutney complements the delicately seasoned samosas.
Chunky Fish Fingers with Pea and Mint Puree
This kid-friendly entrée pairs flaky fish sticks with sweet, herby mashed peas.
Mint and Pistachio Tabbouleh
If you don't want to use pistachios, sub in almonds instead.
Fennel Soup with Almond-Mint Topping
We were blown away by the rich flavor of this fast soup. Fennel gently cooks until it has a faint lick of licorice, then gets pureed with white beans for a silky texture.
Mussels with Peas and Mint
Enjoy fresh mussels any night of the week with this simple recipe that is bursting with the flavors of spring.
Cucumber, Apple, and Mint Cooler
Drink this to boost your daily veggie count: Each serving of this smoothie offers a half-cup of vegetables, plus a little fruit.
Cucumber, Black Olive, and Mint Salad
Ripe cucumbers and fresh mint create a light and easy summer side. This portable dish also packs well for a picnic.
Fresh Mint Ice Cream
Mint is twice as refreshing in ice-cream form. The trick to getting your preferred mint flavor is in choosing spearmint or peppermint. Sweet mint, also labeled as spearmint, tastes sweeter when muddled for recipes, while peppermint has a faint menthol flavor. Or try some of the flavored varieties like chocolate, apple, or citrusy orange mint.
Minted Watermelon and Lemon Ice Pops
Boasting just 82 calories and a boatload of vitamin C, these double-decker popsicles feature a sweet-tart lemon layer topped with a minty watermelon layer. If you prefer one flavor over the other, double the amount of ingredients required for each layer and make single flavored pops.
Shaved Yellow Beets and Mint
Serve this colorful, healthier alternative to scalloped potatoes. The sweetness of the beets complements the cool flavor of fresh mint.
Grilled Lamb Chops and Mint Chimichurri
Compliment pan-grilled lamb chops with chimichurri, a sauce made of fresh herbs, garlic, and olive oil.
Sautéed Snap Peas with Ricotta Salata and Mint
Floral lemon zest (but no tart juice) allows the sweet pea flavor to shine. Chop mint, grate lemon rind, and crumble cheese while the peas cook. Serve with panini or other sandwiches, grilled chicken, or pork chops.
Halibut and Shrimp with Minted Broth
The fish fillets should fit rather snugly in the pot with enough room for some shrimp to slip between the crevices. The braising liquid is a nifty mixture of chicken broth, white wine, and Thai green curry paste–available in most supermarkets these days.