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.
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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.
This simple pea-and-asparagus frittata is a quintessential spring dish that's as perfect for breakfast as it is a light lunch, snack or dinner. Served with a bright, fresh salad that's flavored with fresh mint and shaved asparagus, it becomes a quick and easy meal in its own right.
Red wine and herb-marinated beef tenderloin pairs with pan sauce and mint, parsley and dill-stippled horseradish cream.
Sweet, ripe strawberries are a natural match for balsamic vinegar. Mixed with fresh lime juice and mint, the combination makes for a refreshingly tart-sweet tequila cocktail you'll want in hand all summer long.
Colorful citrus is finished with turns of black pepper and a shower of salty feta and fresh mint.
Piles of blackberries rest on cool clouds of mint whipped cream. Say It With Cake makes a refreshing fruit-filled cake suitable for summer's end.
These easy to prepare bars are perfect for those who love cheesecake but hate the prospect of fussing around with a water bath.
Offering an update on traditional pesto, this minty rendition finishes marinated, grilled flank steak and is served with roasted golden beets.
Charred grilled corn with spicy harissa paste flavored with lime, garlic, cumin, and fresh mint.
Fresh grilled pineapple pairs perfectly with mint and lime. Adjust the amount of sugar according to the sweetness of your pineapple.
Refreshing and tangy, this lightly flavored juice will keep you happily hydrated on hot summer days.
With hints of fennel and also a spicy note, like cinnamon, shiso adds complexity to the classic, cooling mint tea.