Recipes for Mint-Lovers

If you adore fresh mint, hounds have lots of recipe ideas for you.

Chocolatechipkt loves this grilled zucchini and bell pepper fattoush, in which mint is a key ingredient. nomadchowwoman purées mint with olive oil and whisks this into mayonnaise, which she says is great on lamb sandwiches.

Harters makes a tasty mint relish: Simmer 15 ounces cider vinegar with 1 pound sugar and 2 teaspoons dry mustard until the sugar dissolves, leave to cool slightly, then combine with 1 pound chopped tart apples, 2 chopped onions, 8 ounces mint leaves, and some raisins.

Crushed mint added to simple syrup at the end of cooking is good with fruit salad, ice cream, lemonade, and iced tea, and says DebL. Meanwhile, jencounter takes the easier iced tea route by simply adding a huge handful of mint when she brews it.

CHOW’s Braised Lamb Shanks with Mint-Parsley Pesto is a contemporary spin on roasted lamb with mint sauce or jelly.

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