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Mint Recipes To Brighten Up Your Plate

Mint encompasses everything we love about spring.

Nothing says spring quite like fresh mint. Its flavor embodies everything of this blooming season -- light, fresh and bright. Its light green color livens up our plates, especially after all the months we've spent looking at winter produce. Besides being chocolate's best friend, mint is perfect in lemonades, teas and cocktails. But we also really love cooking with this fresh herb.

Throwing fresh mint into a salad will wake up the flavors, and adding it to a pasta can make the dish feel much, much fresher. We're always looking for ways to throw mint into whatever we're making. From Orecchiette with Pancetta, Peas and Mint to a simple Spring Peas with Mint recipe, there's a recipe for every mint lover.

Here are 25 mint recipes to try this spring:

1
Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
dymyno from Food52
2
Spicy Brussels Sprouts With Mint
Gabriele Stabile/Food&Wine
Get the Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Mint recipe from Gabriele Stabile from Food & Wine
3
Warm Rice Salad With Peas And Mint
Lara Ferroni
Get the Warm Rice Salad with Peas and Mint recipe from Lara Ferroni
4
Orecchiette With Pancetta, Peas And Fresh Herbs
Quentin Bacon/Food&Wine
Get the Orecchiette with Pancetta, Peas and Fresh Herbs recipe from Quentin Bacon from Food & Wine
5
Mint-Pistachio Pesto
em-i-lis from Food52
Get the Mint-Pistachio Pesto recipe by em-i-lis from Food52
6
Grilled Eggplant & Zucchini Salad Recipe with Feta, Chickpeas & Mint
Cookin Canuck
7
Herb-And-Endive Salad With Creamy Lime Dressing
Tina Rupp/Food&Wine
Get the Herb-and-Endive Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing recipe by Tina Rupp from Food & Wine
8
Roasted Mushrooms And Shallots With Fresh Herbs
Stephanie Foley/Food&Wine
Get the Roasted Mushrooms and Shallots with Fresh Herbs recipe by Stephanie Foley from Food & Wine
9
Rice-Noodle Salad With Chicken And Herbs
Quentin Bacon/Food&Wine
Get the Rice-Noodle Salad with Chicken and Herbs recipe by Quentin Bacon from Food & Wine
10
Thai Crab-And-Green-Mango Salad
John Kernick/Food&Wine
Get the Thai Crab-and-Green-Mango Salad recipe by John Kernick from Food & Wine
11
Curried Tofu-And-Avocado Dip With Rosemary Pita Chip
Hallie Burton/Food&Wine
Get the Curried Tofu-and-Avocado Dip with Rosemary Pita Chips recipe by Hallie Burton from Food & Wine
12
Ginger Beef Salad
Yunhee Kim/Food&Wine
Get the Ginger Beef Salad recipe from Yunhee Kim from Food & Wine
13
Soba Salad with Marinated Tofu, Mint & Scallions
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Soba Salad with Marinated Tofu, Mint & Scallions recipe by Alexandra Cooks
14
Spring Peas With Mint
John Kernick/Food&Wine
Get the Spring Peas with Mint recipe by John Kernick from Food & Wine
15
White Butter Bean, Feta And Za'atar Spread
Jonathan Lovekin
Get the White Butter Bean, Feta and Za'atar Spread recipe by Jonathan Lovekin
16
Chicken Breasts With Potatoes And Mashed Peas
Dana Gallagher/Food&Wine
Get the Chicken Breasts with Potatoes and Mashed Peas recipe by Dana Gallagher from Food&Wine
17
Roasted Delicata Squash With Quinoa Salad
John Kernick/Food&Wine
Get the Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad recipe by John Kernick from Food&Wine
18
Grilled Lamb with Eggplant, Mint, and Feta
Amanda Hesser from Food52
Get the Grilled Lamb with Eggplant, Mint, and Feta recipe by Amanda Hesser from Food52
19
Sauteed Mahimahi With Cucumber Mint Yogurt Sauce
New Media Publishing
Get the Sauteed Mahimahi with Cucumber Mint Yogurt Sauce recipe from New Media Publishing
20
Cheese-Topped Guacamole
Quentin Bacon/Food&Wine
Get the Cheese-Topped Guacamole recipe by Quentin Bacon from Food&Wine
21
Warm Artichoke And Goat Cheese Souffles In Endive Leaves
New Media Publishing
Get the Warm Artichoke and Goat Cheese Souffles in Endive Leaves recipe from New Media Publishing
22
Summer Squash Couscous with Sultanas, Pistachios and Mint
The Internet Cooking Princess via Food52
Get the Summer Squash Couscous with Sultanas, Pistachios and Mint recipe by The Internet Cooking Princess via Food52
23
Mint and Tuna Salad
Manger
Get the Mint and Tuna Salad from Manger
24
Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder With Almond-Mint Pesto
John Kernick/Food&Wine
Get the Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Almond-Mint Pesto recipe by John Kernick from Food&Wine
25
Asparagus, Lemon and Mint Risotto
Cook Sister
Get the Asparagus, Lemon and Mint Risotto from Cook Sister

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