7 Tasty Ways to Use Fresh Mint
Mint is one of my favorite fresh herbs to have on hand. Refreshing and flexible, you can use it in a whole lot more than you’d think, which is why we’re dedicating the next two weeks to mint! So if you have more mint on your hands than you know what to do with, here are 7 tasty culinary ways to use fresh mint.
Mint Tea: Add a sprig or two to a mug and cover in hot water. Let steep for a few minutes then enjoy! I like mine with a dash of honey.
Mint Ice Cubes: Brew your mint tea extra strong then freeze it into ice cubes! You’ll have instant minty refreshment anytime you want. It’s perfect in water, lemonade, and fresh juices.
Chocolate Dipped Mint Leaves: Craving something sweet after dinner? These Chocolate Dipped Mint Leaves are frozen in a flash and ultra-refreshing. So clever!
Watermelon Salad: Ever tried savory watermelon? It’s the bee’s knees! Try combining cubed watermelon, feta cheese, basil, and mint for the most summery salad ever. Or throw in a few more ingredients to make this ultimate watermelon salad.
Hugo Cocktails: One of my favorite summer cocktails is called a Hugo, a tasty combination of Prosecco, lime, mint, and elderflower syrup!
Chickpea, Barley, and Zucchini Ribbon Salad: The tulip-man likes to poke fun at my adoration for chickpeas, but I mean come on…what aren’t chickpeas perfect with? This salad has lots of textures and bright flavors, and with chickpeas, feta cheese, and mint (the terrific trifecta), it’s a go-to for summer weekdays.
Stay tuned this week and next for plenty of mint-filled recipes!
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