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Mint is more than a garnish. It adds a bright note to salads and other savory dishes, as you'll find in these fresh and easy recipes. Mint plants like it cool and shady. It starts popping up in spring and is available locally most places into fall. Temperate areas will have local mint year-round, hotter climates might see a brief hiatus from mint in the middle of the summer.
  1. Mint Drinks (3)
  2. Mint Salads (12)
  3. Mint Sauces & Condiments (8)

All About Mint
Learn how to use mint in ways both sweet and savory.

How to Cut Chiffonade
See how to cut mint into thin, elegant ribbons.

Baby Artichokes With Mint
A bit of garlic, pancetta, and mint bring out the delicate nuttiness of baby artichokes.

Baked Sole With Mint and Ginger
Baked Sole With Mint and Ginger is an easy, flavorful, moist way to bake sole and other delicate fish fillets.

Cauliflower With Mint
A few spoonfuls of mint chutney gives cauliflower a real kick.

Green Beans With Mint Chile Dressing
Give fresh steamed green beans a bright, hot kick in the pants with this minted jalapeno marinade.

Green Pea, Mint, Bacon Risotto
Green Pea, Mint, Bacon Risotto brings out the wonderful sweet flavor of spring peas and fresh mint, all with a kick of salty bacon.

Grilled Eggplant & Mint Dip
Eggplant, garlic, and mint make a fresh, easy dip for summer.

Minted Fresh Green Pea Soup
Fresh spring peas cooked with a bit of onion and seasoned with mint makes a refreshing, surprisingly hearty Minted Fresh Green Pea Soup.

Minted Lamb Meatballs
Mint adds great flavor to these easy meatballs.

Peaches With Mint Syrup
Fresh chopped peaches drizzled with mint syrup make a simple, flavorful, seasonal dessert.

Cucumbers With Mint Yogurt Dressing
Cucumbers pari perfectly with yogurt mint dressing.

Cucumber Mint Soda
A few slices of cucumber, a bit of sugar, a sprig of mint, and a blast of club soda or seltzer water make a refreshing, decidedly grown-up, homemade soda pop.

Fattoush Salad
Fattoush is a great salad of fresh vegetables, a bright dressing, and pieces of crisp pita bread.

Fennel Mint Salad
This Fennel Mint Salad is easy and refreshing – perfect to add crunch and flavor to any meal.

Fennel Orange Salad
This Fennel Orange Mint Salad is a traditional Sicilian dish.

Plum Mint Salsa
A savory minty sweet yet spicy delight.

Lemon Herb Orzo Salad With Pistachios
Make this light and easy spring pasta salad filled with fresh herbs and lemon.

Radish Mint Cucumber Tossed Salad
A tossed salad with cucumbers, mint, and radishes is an easy and refreshing addition to simple summer meals.

Zucchini Mint Salad

Spicy Brussels Sprouts Salad With Almonds and Mint
Shaved brussels sprouts, mint, marcona almonds, shredded parmesan cheese, and a spicy vinaigrette were a surprising - and delightful - combination.

Parsley and Mint Tabouli Tabouli Salad
This Mint Tabouli is full of bitter parsley and sweet mint for a delicious balance.

Vietnamese Spring Noodle Salad
The fresh herbs, tender lettuces, and sweet onions of spring make this Vietnamese Spring Noodle Salad delicious. It's also a snap to pull together for a quick dinner and endlessly flexible.

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