One of the plants that takes off in home gardens is mint. If you’re not careful it will take over your entire space. I learned my lesson and began planting it in pots every year instead, so hopefully you did the same. This herb is not only easy to grow, but there are many healthy benefits too. It is naturally anti-inflammatory and can help asthma and colds, aids in digestion and weight loss and can improve your skin. Oh yeah -it also freshens your breath!
For the most part I steep fresh mint in my tea using these looseleaf tea balls or I blend it into a smoothie. The handy herb shears above are great for harvesting and chopping.
Authentic greek tzatziki sauce
Fresh Mint and Peach Vinaigrette
Tomato and Artichoke Salad with Mint Dressing
Dolmas Salad with Roasted Cauliflower Rice
Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Sauce
Lemon Garlic and Mint Quinoa Salad
Vietnamese Chicken Cabbage and Mint Salad
Grilled halloumi (cheese) and vegetable couscous with yoghurt mint dressing
Vegetarian Bành Xèo (Rice Flour Cakes)
Lemon and Mint Hazelnut Chicken
Lamb Chops with Mint Jalapeno Marinade
Smoothies and Drinks
Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
I love using fresh mint . These recipes are all awesome . I will definitely try making them at home.
Kita Bryant says
Mint is such a great herb to have growing around, The recipes you can use it in are almost endless!
Oh, yum! These all sound so unique! I’ve got a big pot of mint growing on my patio that really needs to be put to good use. Now if I could just pick ONE thing to try!
sara lafountain says
I just love fresh mint. We make a delicious drink with strawberries, blueberries, ice and the mint. It is so refreshing in the summer.