Fresh Mint Recipes

Infuse your meals with cool, refreshing flavor using our fabulous fresh mint recipes. We've collected our top minty main dishes, appetizers, drinks, and desserts so you can enjoy the calming taste and aroma for which the versatile herb is known.

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    Mint Julep Dip

    This rich and creamy dip, a fun spin on the popular mint julep drink, tastes delightful on pastries or crackers. Here we paired it with grilled doughnuts. You also could spread the minty cream cheese mixture on bagels.

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    Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Mint

    This hearty salad is loaded with bulgur, chicken, and chickpeas, while chopped mint leaves help give it a burst of freshness. You can count on this dish to keep you satisfied for hours!

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    Mint Avocado Dip

    Get your tortilla chips ready! A must-try for guacamole lovers, this recipe unites mint leaves and avocado to make a cool, fresh dip. You'll be dunking chips in no time!

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    Melon and Herb Bread Salad with Mint

    Fresh mint leaves bring a pop of flavor to this mouthwatering summer salad starring juicy melon, toasted pita bread, and pomegranate seeds.

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    Pea and Mint Pesto

    Thanks to this pea-filled pesto, a helping of veggies has never been tastier! Stir in chopped mint leaves just before serving to complement the combo of peas, olive oil, and garlic.

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    Chicken with Minted Yogurt Sauce

    Meet your new go-to chicken dinner recipe! Cover grilled chicken breasts with a Greek yogurt and mint sauce for a creamy and fresh dish that everyone at your table will love.

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    Mint Julep

    Make a mint julep that's worthy of the Kentucky Derby in just 10 minutes! Be sure to muddle the mint leaves before shaking to give your julep the best flavor.

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    Mojito Sorbet

    What could be more refreshing than a frosty dessert recipe made with cool mint? The Italian version of sherbet, sorbet contains no dairy.

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    Watermelon-Mint Salad

    You're just four ingredients away from enjoying this fresh, juicy watermelon salad! Torn mint leaves are balanced with the richness of feta cheese, and olive oil acts as a simple dressing.

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    Quinoa Salad with Squash and Mint

    This salad is filled with good-for-you summer squash and fresh mint and arugula. Serve it up as a side dish in the summer, or even a light and refreshing lunch.

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    White Cucumber Sangria

    You don't have to use red wine to make sangria a hit! This version combines a semi-dry white wine with honeydew melon, cucumber slices, and fresh mint leaves for a light and cool drink that's perfect for a summer day.

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    Cucumber-Mint Jelly

    Break out of your usual dinner routine and try adding this cucumber-mint jelly to lamb chops or salmon tonight. Keep a couple jars in your pantry to dress up dinner whenever you want!

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    Grilled Swordfish with Citrus, Saffron, and Mint

    Part of a trio of flavors topping this low-carb grilled swordfish, mint brings a cooling effect and helps balance sweet saffron and tart citrus.

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    Arugula-Mint Pesto

    Forget about using basil—this version with mint and arugula puts a fresh new spin on classic pesto. Spread it across veggies, such as green beans or grilled zucchini, or lamb or pork to add a fresh burst of flavor to dinner tonight.

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    Fresh Citrus, Cranberry, and Mint Salad

    Arugula tossed with chopped mint leaves compose the leafy base of this tangy citrus and cranberry salad. Grated ginger provides a warm contrast to the mint.

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    Green Beans with Basil and Mint

    Two herbs are better than one in this green bean and mint side dish. Shredded basil and mint leaves bring on the flavor, while chopped red sweet pepper visually pops against the green veggies.

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    Habanero-Mint Jelly

    This is one mint recipe you’ll want to remember. The fresh herb is a sweet contrast to spicy habanero chile peppers, resulting in a minty pepper jelly you can enjoy as a meat glaze or as a cracker dip over cream cheese.

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    Must-Make Cocktail: Minted Arnold Palmer

    Upgrade your Arnold Palmer into a party-worthy cocktail recipe with a hint of mint and a splash of vodka. Follow our video for the recipe.

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    Mint Greek Frozen Yogurt

    Froyo never tasted fresher! Our Greek frozen yogurt recipe is a healthy take on mint ice cream. Serve the frosty dessert on a hot day or after a spicy meal.

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    Blackberry Salad with Creamy Feta

    Hints of mint garnish our stunning fruit salad that bursts with color and flavor. Make it richer with decadent, creamy feta cheese.

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    Pecan-Crusted Mojito Bars

    Not your everyday lime bars, our mojito bars have a little something that packs big flavor: mint! The nutty pecan crust gives a pleasant crunch to the creamy, tart lime-and-mint filling.

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    DIY Mojito

    Enjoy an adult beverage loaded with relaxing mint flavor and aroma. Our mint mojito recipe is so easy you can make it yourself in just 10 minutes.

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    Minted Red Snapper with Zucchini

    We marinated red snapper fillets in mint so you can taste the freshness of the herb in every tender, buttery bite. Garnish with snipped mint leaves and juicy lemon slices.

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    Slow-Baked Tomatoes with Garlic and Mint

    Tomatoes take on a depth of flavor when baked with garlic and mint. Serve the juicy mixture on crusty bread or crackers spread with goat cheese for a mint-laced appetizer or light dinner.

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