35 Mint Recipes That Prove Fresh Herbs Are Everything
PSA: Growing your own herb garden (even a tiny one on the windowsill) will change your life. Fresh herbs add so much flavor to a variety of dishes and having them at your disposal 24/7 is never a bad thing. The first herb you should plant? Mint. It’s easy to grow, hard to kill and will make your whole house smell divine. It offers freshness to yogurt dips and cool spreads, herbaceous flavor to meat dishes and salads and zippy brightness to decadent desserts and cocktails. Here are 35 mint recipes that will make you wish you’d been growing it for years.
6. Instant Pot Spaghetti with Goat Cheese, Mint and Peas
This cozy main only needs 30 minutes in the pressure cooker to come together. The key to al dente Instant Pot pasta is dropping the noodles in dry with the aromatics so they absorb more flavor, then quick-releasing the pressure once they’re cooked.
9. No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Not only is the heavy cream infused with mint on the stove for maximum flavor, but peppermint extract is also added to the mix before freezing.
12. Falafel Salad with Spicy Yogurt Sauce
Since nobody gets excited about digging into a bed of lettuce, we spiced up the greens with radicchio, parsley, cilantro and mint.
30. Coconut Milk Marinated Lamb Kebab
We’re not sure what to taste first, the impossibly tender leg of lamb or the tarragon-mint pistachio pesto.
33. Fried Zucchini and Mint-Pistachio Pesto Pappardelle
Crisp breaded zucchini rounds are just the fatty pairing for citrusy, nutty pasta. Two types of cheese (Parmesan and manchego, to be exact) offer just the right amount of salty bliss.
35. No-Churn Minted White Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream
Isn’t she lovely? Heavy cream is simmered with fresh mint and infused with peppermint extract for flavor, but a dash of spirulina is the key to its pretty green hue.
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