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Healthy Mint Recipes

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Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette

Drizzle this tangy, minty sauce over steamed or grill vegetables for fresh summer flavor. It would also be a great seafood marinade.

» Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette

Green Jasmine-Mint Iced Tea with Lemon

Here we balance the mildly grassy flavor and slightly astringent mouthfeel of green tea with honey and lemon. Oversteeped green tea can be bitter, so don't brew it any longer than 3 minutes. And be sure to steep in simmering water: water that looks like it's steaming, with little bubbles, but not boiling.

» Green Jasmine-Mint Iced Tea with Lemon

Cherry-Mint Spritzer

Celebrate the first cherries of the season with this mint-infused mocktail. Black cherry-flavored seltzer gives the drink the most cherry flavor, but plain seltzer also works well.

» Cherry-Mint Spritzer

Tomato Toast with Sardines & Mint

Washington, D.C.-based chef Barton Seaver is a passionate advocate for the health of the oceans. He’s a fellow with the Blue Ocean Institute and is working on a PBS series, Turning the Tide, about food and the environment. When we asked Seaver what type of seafood he would like to include in a recipe for EatingWell, he suggested the humble canned sardine. He said, “Sustainability isn’t just about the oceans—it’s about sustainability for people. Anyone can jump in their SUV, drive to Walmart and buy a can of sardines. I love that! It needs to be accessible and easy.” We think Seaver has truly elevated the canned sardine with this fresh-tasting and simple appetizer.

» Tomato Toast with Sardines & Mint

Roasted California Fennel with Olive Tapenade, Feta & Mint

Slow-roasting fennel caramelizes its natural sugars and softens what in a raw state is a very crisp texture to something like that of a rich roasted onion. Topped with olive tapenade, feta and mint, it makes a side dish that can’t be beat. Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence Family Meal by Tyler Florence (Rodale, 2010).

» Roasted California Fennel with Olive Tapenade, Feta & Mint

Peppermint Pattie Pots de Crème

We love York peppermint patties and the flavor of these festive pots de crème is a dead ringer for the candy. Unlike traditional über-rich custard recipes, this custard uses low-fat milk, only 3 egg yolks and 1/2 cup of half-and-half for its creamy richness. Just 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract in the custard gives plenty of minty flavor, but if you want that icy mountain-breeze sensation, add a whole teaspoon instead.

» Peppermint Pattie Pots de Crème

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Mint-Garlic Rub

In this elegant lamb recipe perfect for entertaining, boneless leg of lamb gets a mint and garlic rub. The butterflied lamb cooks in record time and the varying thickness means some slices will be more done than others, so there’s something for everyone. The recipe calls for a cut that’s large enough to serve about 16 people and still have enough leftovers to make an awesome sandwich or pasta.

» Grilled Leg of Lamb with Mint-Garlic Rub


Although mint is most often used as a garnish, the aromatic herb is a wonderful addition to a variety of recipes from sauces to desserts. Our healthy mint recipes utilize mint to add the freshness and depth of flavor to these healthy main dishes, sauces and drink recipes. Try our Peppermint Pattie Pots de Crème for a delicious chocolate mint dessert recipe or Kiwi-Mint Julep for a refreshing mint julep recipe.

Healthy Mint Recipes

Lamb with mint jelly is a tried-and-true combination and...
Fresh-tasting lemon-mint vinaigrette dresses up snap peas...
Here, we make a roulade with a leg of lamb and fill and...
The flavors of fresh mint and feta enliven this instant...
Tofu kebabs with fresh mint, ripe tomato and onion make a...
We love York peppermint patties and the flavor of these...
Slow-roasting fennel caramelizes its natural sugars and...
This bright and summery entree salad, which uses a savory...
Washington, D.C.-based chef Barton Seaver is a passionate...
In this elegant lamb recipe perfect for entertaining,...

Healthy Mint Sauce Recipes

Tame the heat of curries with this cool sauce, or serve it...
A riff on chimichurri sauce, this healthy herb sauce recipe...
Drizzle this tangy, minty sauce over steamed or grill...
Since pesto is a “raw” sauce, the flavor of the olive oil...

Healthy Drink Recipes with Mint

Celebrate the first cherries of the season with this mint-...
Here we balance the mildly grassy flavor and slightly...
Crisp and refreshing, you just may find yourself craving...
Kiwis add a tropical note to the Southern favorite.

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