Recipe Request - something with lots of mint

Sarah in Crystal
Posted on 07/25/2015 by thursdayschild
So I have these mint plants in my backyard, and because mint is what it is, I have tons of it. I'd love to use it for something other than mint tea, but I'm not sure what. Does anyone have any good recipes that call for a lot of mint? Fresh or dried is good, but not mint extract - that's not what I'm trying to use here. Thanks bakers!
jexia 28th-Jul-2016 12:53 am (UTC)
Mojitos!
freed_by_death 28th-Jul-2016 12:57 am (UTC)
This recipe only uses 6 sprigs but you really can't go wrong with fresh made Gelato, especially when it's hot outside.
echomyst 28th-Jul-2016 02:00 am (UTC)
A friend just told me about Thai "larb" the other day. I've never tried it before, but sounds promising!

This one's my first Google result:

https://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-larb-recipe/

And there's also mint jelly. Chocolate-mint anything. :-)

Edited at 2016-07-28 02:02 am (UTC)
agoodwinsmith 28th-Jul-2016 02:02 am (UTC)
A restaurant that has changed hands (boo hoo), had a lovely iced mint lime beverage that was made with mint leaves, fresh lime juice, and sugar, over crushed ice with a straw. They whizzed the heck out of everything so you just made sure to check your teeth for green shreds before you left the restaurant.

I never got quite the same flavour at home, so all I can say it to experiment until you like it. :)
tsuki_no_bara 28th-Jul-2016 02:46 am (UTC)
my mom used to make potato salad with red bliss potatoes, garlic, olive oil, and mint. i'm 99.44% sure it came from the silver palate cookbook and it was SO GOOD.
browngirl 28th-Jul-2016 04:22 am (UTC)
Mint is awesome in fruit salads, tabbouleh, lamb meatballs, and so on. ALSO I read about, but have not tried, a pie filling of finely shredded mint leaves, lemon juice, brown sugar, and some starch to thicken.
anais_pf 28th-Jul-2016 06:45 am (UTC)
Laban. This recipe calls for dried mint, but you can definitely use fresh: http://thelemonbowl.com/2013/06/cucumber-laban-lebanese-yogurt-sauce.html
skyfye 28th-Jul-2016 03:11 pm (UTC)
Mint hot chocolate! Or mint chocolate cupcakes! :D
bloodcult 28th-Jul-2016 03:19 pm (UTC)
a simple salad of fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced onions, mint, and salt
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musicgoddess917 30th-Jul-2016 05:40 pm (UTC)
I think you can make pesto with it as well; I saw a recipe for mint pesto a few days ago.
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