Mint is the herb that most obviously and extensively gets used in both sweet and savory dishes. It is a classic garnish for desserts, but adds wonderful bursts of flavor when added to salads or used with fish.
How to Buy and Store Mint
Look for mint with bright, vibrant looking leaves and fresh looking stem ends. Store mint loosely wrapped in plastic in the fridge, or like flowers, with the stem ends in a small container of water. See more tips for storing herbs.
Mint is also painfully easy to grow. In fact, if you live in a temperate area, be careful where you plant it: It will spread. Those with cold winters have less to worry about. Learn more about growing mint.
How to Use Mint
The uses for mint are vast and wonderful. Add it fresh and fabulous to salads, use it to flavor drinks, make a Mint Chutney to flavor veggies, fish, chicken, or lamb.