10 Ways to Cook With Fresh Mint
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10 Ways to Cook With Fresh Mint

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.

1. Chocolate Mint Bars: Whoa. This recipe is a throwback to a rained-out backyard BBQ in 1989. Excuse us while we eat 20 of them in our parents’ basement. (via Culinary Covers)

2. Pea and Mint Crostini: Zesty mint with the umami of aged Parmesan and creamy sweet peas, this dish proves it’s easy (and insanely delicious) being green. (via Camille Styles)

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)

4. Grilled Green Chicken: This bright green marinade is phenomenal on chicken. You’d never know there was a splash of dead fish juice in the recipe. (via Nom Nom Paleo)

5. Mint and Lime Ceviche: 10 minutes prep and you’ll be chowing down on this minty-fresh, no-cook fish dish made with tomatillos and lots o’ lime. (via Heather Christo)

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)

9. Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes: “AM I DEAD AND IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW??” – said everyone who has ever eaten these pancakes. (via The Idea Room)

10. Vietnamese Summer Rolls: Roll these with your homies and never order takeout again (until next weekend). (via The Kitchn)

What’s your minty fresh-maker? Let us know in the comments!