Mojitos and toothpaste don’t get to have all the fun. Mint is one of the most versatile herbs on the planet, growing like a weed all summer and simply tasting like freshness is supposed to taste — no matter if you’re eating it, drinking it, or rinsing your mouth with it. We thought you might benefit from a cool, menthol-ly whiff of green to remind you that summer days are coming, so we minted 10 tasty recipes just for you.
3. Orange Ginger Mint Sodas: Bring out the fizzy water! A few spoonfuls of peppermint-infused simple syrup make each glass taste like summertime. The cocktail possibilities here are quite promising. (via Food52)
6. Chickpea and Mint Fritters: These deep-fried vegetarian bites can be whipped up with only four ingredients and are best eaten atop a bed of red cabbage (while you are in bed, in pajamas). (via The Gluttonous Vegan)
7. Homemade Thin Mints: Who needs to wait for their neighborhood Girl Scouts to come a-knockin’ when you can bake your own version any time of the year? You’ll be too busy stuffing your face to notice that they are paleo and gluten-free too. (via Elana’s Pantry)
8. Lamb Meatball Skewers with Feta and Mint: In the savory world, there are no better delicious BFFs than mint and lamb. This traditional Mediterranean recipe’s secret ingredient (preserved lemon) is worth a trip to the specialty grocery store — promise. (via Table Fare)
What’s your minty fresh-maker? Let us know in the comments!