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8 Refreshing Recipes With Fresh Mint

Mint runneth over in my garden. Luckily, its refreshing, sweet flavor pairs wonderfully with all sorts of dishes. This wholesome soup is topped with feta cheese and pita croutons, which add tangy flavor and delicious crunch to every spoonful. It's wonderful hot, but even better chilled.
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Mint runneth over in my garden. Luckily, its refreshing, sweet flavor pairs wonderfully with all sorts of dishes.

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When I think mint, I think mojito. This one is tart and sweet -- the perfect cool cocktail for a hot night. GET THE RECIPE

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Refreshing and light, this tangy and sweet cucumber salad satisfies on a hot day. I like to serve it as a side dish with BBQ chicken or ribs. GET THE RECIPE

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Sliced peaches, nectarines and plums go from simple to sublime when soaked in a refreshing ginger-lime syrup infused with fresh mint. GET THE RECIPE

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With fragrant spices, bright colors and fresh mint, this Moroccan carrot salad is a feast for the senses. Chickpeas and almonds add protein, making it ideal for vegetarians. GET THE RECIPE

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This wholesome soup is topped with feta cheese and pita croutons, which add tangy flavor and delicious crunch to every spoonful. It's wonderful hot, but even better chilled. GET THE RECIPE

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I often serve this elegant strawberry and orange salad with brunch, but it's also delicious for dessert with shortcake and whipped cream. GET THE RECIPE

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This Thai-inspired quinoa salad is light yet immensely satisfying. To make it a a meal in itself, add cooked shrimp, crab or lobster. GET THE RECIPE

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This elegant and refreshing fruit salad is perfect for summer entertaining. It's delicious on its own but also pairs well with pound cake, vanilla ice cream -- or both! GET THE RECIPE