Are you growing mint in your garden? Or did you buy a packet of fresh mint for a recipe and now you’ve got a lot left over and no idea how to use it? Or maybe you’re just in the mood for some minty recipes. Here are 30 fun fresh mint recipes, both savory and sweet!
Making this mint simple syrup is a great way to use up a lot of mint! Simple syrup can be added to cocktails, coffee, milkshakes, and more. You could use this recipe to make more simple syrups with other herbs, like rosemary.
Avocado and strawberry taste excellent together. If you’ve never tried the combo, this tartine recipe is a good place to start! Fresh mint fits in this recipe perfectly, along with ginger and lemon flavors.
Get all the delicious flavors of a mojito in a healthy smoothie! Let this minty smoothie recipe serve as inspiration for all of your smoothies – go ahead, add a few mint leaves to the blender as you make your favorite smoothies and enjoy!
Make this fresh salad with chickpeas, lots of crunchy vegetables, and mint and then leave it in the refrigerator overnight. Serve it the next day and enjoy the summery flavors in this salad! Perfect for potlucks, BBQ parties, or even a simple dinner for one!
Fresh cranberries and chopped fresh mint come together in this gorgeous cranberry and mint cream scone recipe. Perfect for fall, but you could use strawberries or blackberries instead of cranberries to make it more suitable for spring or summer.
Chimichurri is usually made with fresh parsley leaves, but this mint chimichurri recipe uses equal parts of mint and parsley. Serve it with any red meat, although lamb is always a smart choice when mint is involved.
Use frozen peas when you make this green pea pesto that includes mint and garlic. Add the pesto to pasta dishes or a toasted slice of bread for an easy and healthy appetizer.
Now you’ve got a bunch of great recipes to use up all the fresh mint in your garden! If you’re not growing mint yet, check out 25 Fantastic Indoor Herb Garden Ideas to get inspired to start soon! Just make sure not to plant it in the ground; mint can get invasive fast. The smart thing is to put it in a container.
“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”
I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.