13 ways with fresh mint
Bright, refreshing mint makes so many dishes come to life, from cool cocktails and desserts to more assertive meats and sauces
Bright, refreshing mint makes so many dishes come to life, from cool cocktails and desserts to more assertive lamb, Southeast Asian salads, and even new spins on pesto.
Peaches and mint go Italian with this twist on the Caprese salad. The rich cheese pairs well with the mint, adding a fresh element to contrast the bold curry vinaigrette.
This yogurt-based soup—similar to cacik—is seasoned with Aleppo pepper, a chile grown in Syria and Turkey that has a smoky note. Add falafel or baked pita chips to make it a meal.
Recipe: Turkish Cucumber and Mint Soup
Mint jelly is traditional with lamb, but not everyone loves its cloying sweetness or garish color. This fresh mint pesto takes a more savory direction, and is rolled up in the lamb to flavor it as it roasts.
These elegant, individual custards can be made a few days ahead of time for a party. Allowing the mint to steep in the milk and cream intensifies the flavor. If you like a rich custard, use all cream.
Recipe: Chocolate Mint Pots de Crème