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Mint is the dried leaf of a perennial herb.

Spearmint and peppermint are the most common mint varieties used in cooking. They offer a sweetly clean, refreshing taste to foods. Peppermint is more often used for candies and teas while spearmint complements savory dishes like lamb, peas and other vegetables as well as fruits and chocolate. Mint is common to Middle Eastern cooking. Try snipping the leaves into fruit salads and rice pilaf or adding to a marinade for chicken. The classic mint julep is a refreshing bourbon cocktail but you might consider adding mint to punches, iced tea and milk shakes too. The fresh leaves make an attractive garnish to just about any dish.

Mint is strong and sweet with a tangy flavor and a cool after taste.

Most mints are native to Europe and Asia, although there are some which are indigenous to the America’s and Australia. Many think that the colonists introduced mint to the USA however there is evidence that Native American Indians were using a form of mint well before their arrival.

Mint was used by the ancient Assyrians in rituals to their fire god. The ancient Hebrews scattered mint leaves on the synagogue floor so that each footstep would produce a fragrant whiff. Spearmint was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a flavoring herb, culinary condiment, and in perfumes and bath scents. Mint was named by the Greeks after the mythical character, Menthe. During the Middle Ages, besides culinary use, powdered mint leaves were used to whiten the teeth.

Relevant Recipes for Mint

Recipe Names

  1. Apple Mint Relish
  2. Apple-Mint Couscous Salad
  3. Apricot-Carrot Salad With Grapefruit Mint
  4. Artichokes With Garlic And Mint - {Carciofi Alla Romana}
  5. Asparagus Soup With Mint And Lemon
  6. Baby Lamb Chops With Cucumber-Mint Relish
  7. Baby Lamb Chops With Mint Hollandaise
  8. Baby Lamb Chops With Parsley And Mint Pesto Dipping Sauce
  9. Banana Mint Slushes
  10. Barbecued Butterflied Leg Of Lamb With Mint
  11. Barbecued Octopus With Grilled Escarole And Mint
  12. Barbecued Rack Of Lamb With Tomato-Mint Dressing
  13. Basil-Mint Herb Oil
  14. Basil-Mint Pesto
  15. Basil-Mint Pesto I
  16. Basil-Mint-Orange Pesto
  17. Basil-Mint-Orange Pesto
  18. Ben And Jerry's Oreo Mint Ice Cream
  19. Black Spaghetti Alla Chitarra With Mussels, Chilis And Mint
  20. Black Spaghetti Alla Chitarra With Mussels, Chilis And Mint
  21. Blackberry Mint Sorbet
  22. Brownie Souffle With Mint Cream
  23. Butter Beans With Mint And Tomatoes
  24. Butterflied Leg Of Lamb Marinated In Yogurt And Mint
  25. Cafe Au Mint Chocolate Pie (A Girl Scout Cookie Recipe)
  26. Calamari With Chiles And Mint
  27. Calamari With Olives And Mint, Adriatic Style
  28. Calamari With Olives And Mint, Adriatic Style
  29. Candied Mint Leaves
  30. Canneloni With Ricotta And Mint
  31. Canneloni With Ricotta And Mint
  32. Cantaloupe And Mint Soup
  33. Carrot Rice Pilaf With Black Beans And Mint Raita (8 PTS)
  34. Chicken Soup With Lemon And Mint
  35. Chicken Thighs With Saffron, Green Olives And Mint
  36. Chickpea, Garlic, And Mint Topping
  37. Chinois Grilled Lamb Chops With Cilantro Mint Vinaigrette
  38. Choco-Mint Cream Rice
  39. Choco-Mint Layer Cake (Guilt Free-No Fat)
  40. Choco-Mint Pie (4 PTS)
  41. Chocolate Layer Cake With Chocolate-Mint Mousse
  42. Chocolate Mint Baked Alaska
  43. Chocolate Mint Baked Custard
  44. Chocolate Mint Cake
  45. Chocolate Mint Cheesecake
  46. Chocolate Mint Cheesecake
  47. Chocolate Mint Chip Cake
  48. Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie
  49. Chocolate Mint Cookies
  50. Chocolate Mint Delight
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Recipe Ingredients

  1. 'Burned Fingers' Lamb Chops - {Lamb Chops 'Scottadita'}
  2. 10 Minute Fruit Tart
  3. 2 Terrific Salad Sides: 3 Bean Salad And Potato Salad
  4. 5 Bean Salad
  5. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  6. A Platter Of Seasonal Fresh Fruit
  7. Abondigas Venezolanas (Venezuela)
  8. Adobo Beef Salad With Apricot, Ginger And Hibiscus Salsa
  9. Alain Senderen's Salade De Fruit Exotique
  10. Alaska Pollock With Orange Sauce
  11. Alaska Vol-Au-Vents
  12. Albondigas (Meatball) Soup
  13. Albondigas Estilo Mama - Meatballs Like Mama Makes
  14. Alex And Garry's Sopa De Limon
  15. Algerian Salad
  16. Aloo Chaat
  17. Aloo Matar - 1
  18. Anchovy Bruschetta - {Bruschetti Di Alici}
  19. Anchovy Zuppetta, Rowboat Style
  20. Angel Food Cake With A Fresh Lemon Curd
  21. Angel Food Summer Pudding
  22. Anise Fritters With Four-Fruit Compote
  23. Another Pointe In Tyme's Citrus Vinaigrette
  24. Apple And Celery Salad
  25. Apple And Cucumber Waldorf Salad
  26. Apple and Green Pear Chutney
  27. Apple Barlotto - {Orzotto Di Mele}
  28. Apple Croquettes
  29. Apple Dumpling Dessert
  30. Apple Mint Relish
  31. Apple Napoleons With Warm Caramel Sauce
  32. Apple Rice Paper Crepes
  33. Apple Salad And Tofu-Honey Cinnamon Dressing
  34. Apple Snaps
  35. Apple-Glazed Lamb Chops
  36. Apple-Mint Couscous Salad
  37. Apricot And Raspberry Compote
  38. Apricot Gratins With Almonds And Kirsch
  39. Apricot-Carrot Salad With Grapefruit Mint
  40. Apricot-Cherry Charsoeth
  41. Arancine With Sardines
  42. Aromatic Vegetables
  43. Artichoke And Feta Cheese Pizza
  44. Artichoke Antipasto - {Carciofata}
  45. Artichoke Khoresh
  46. Artichoke Salad With Romesco - {Ensalada Al Romesco}
  47. Artichoke Stew With Pecorino Romano
  48. Artichoke, Romaine And Pea Soup
  49. Artichoke, Sausage, And Parmesan Cheese Stuffing
  50. Artichokes With Garlic And Mint - {Carciofi Alla Romana}
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