No mint leaves can match the charged blast of a slug of mint extract, but fresh mint ice cream has an unbeatable roundness of flavor you just can't find in a bottle. Add in lacy straciatella swirls that don't turn brittle like regular frozen chocolate for a mint chip ice cream that'll put all the others to bed.
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Creamy aioli gets a flavor upgrade with sumac and mint. A perfect condiment for grilled vegetables, meat, and sandwiches.
This simple quick pickle recipe is made by soaking snap peas in a hot brine made from rice vinegar, water, sugar, and salt and infused with fresh mint and fennel seeds.
Fresh blanched asparagus and mint pair with creamy ricotta cheese on this simple spring open-faced sandwich. The key is to get the best ingredients and treat them as simply as possible.
If your plans for the day involve swinging in a hammock or enjoying an outdoor brunch with friends, make a pitcher of this cocktail featuring mint, ginger, citrus, and black tea.
This cocktail tastes just like spring. A clean London Dry Gin like Bombay Dry or Beefeater provides a great base for the sweet peas, the cooling mint, peppery arugula, and floral black pepper in this drink.
Cucumber and mint are common cocktail ingredients, but this one is a little more unusual thanks to the addition of delicate rice wine vinegar and shiso, a mint relative that's often used in Asian cuisines.
Juicy summer strawberries are combined with tart lime juice and bright mint in this sweet and sour effervescent vodka cocktail. It's light, not too sugary, and eminently day-drinkable.
This mint ice cream is the real thing, made with an abundance of fresh mint leaves for a flavor that's grassy and bright. Mint plus coconut milk are a perfect match.
Deeply flavored roasted zucchini and tomatoes are the star of the dish; pasta just plays a supporting role. Slow-cooking garlic and rosemary infuses olive oil with flavor that fills the entire bowl, while a dusting of our dehydrated olive and miso shake gives it over-the-top savory flavor.
Thai pomelos tend to be dryer and less sweet than their American-available counterparts, but that shouldn't stop you from using them in a Thai-inspired salad nonetheless. Heck, even bitter grapefruit would make a great addition to this salad that combines fiery heat, bitterness, and sweetness in perfect balance.
When I make salsa at home, it's usually super simple: fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro and lime, and a spoon to eat it with. This version, from Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave's restaurants-cum-cookbook, Tacolicious, isn't much more complicated, but is much more interesting. It's the salsa that welcomes you on arrival to the Tacolicious restaurants, and will be the standard in my kitchen from now on.
Mint, pistachios, and feta make a deeply flavorful, rich variation on a classic pesto. It's delicious tossed with pasta, drizzled on fresh vegetables like sliced tomatoes, or served as a sauce for meats like chicken, pork, or lamb.
The reliable combo of mint and lamb joins forces in these juicy kebabs with red onion, zucchini, and a rich yogurt marinade.
This quinoa salad takes Middle Eastern flavors and ties them together with sumac-laced lemon vinaigrette. Fortunately, the mix of tart, dried cherries, mint, parsley, salty feta and pomegranate seeds is enough to make you forget you're eating healthy.
How can you improve on mint chip ice cream made with fresh mint leaves? Add honey and a touch of smoke.
Whoever first thought of cracking an egg into the center of a halved avocado and baking it is a genius in my book. In this easy 20-minute meal, avocado is filled with an egg and baked on top of naan to create a decadent avocado toast that's enhanced with feta, mint, and crunchy pepitas.
Taking advantage of late spring and early summer produce, this easy one-pot pasta combines crispy bites of pancetta with peas, corn, and mint for a refreshing and filling weeknight meal. With minimal prep work, this tasty dish can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
This sparkling sangria makes use of the French aperitif Lillet Rosé, which comes already flavored with sweet and bitter orange peel and fruit liqueurs to boost the flavor of the pitcher drink.
If you like the flavors of a Dark and Stormy, Moscow Mule, or Mojito, you'll love the Mojalisco.