5 recipes that are a mint lover’s dream

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Mint is a popular culinary herb known for its strong flavor and aroma. In addition to being loaded with potential health benefits, mint is a fresh complement to any dish. From desserts to dips, mint can pop up in some pretty surprising places! Enjoy mint’s versatility with these five flavorful recipes!

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1. Gluten-free thin mints

This gluten-free version of the legendary Girl Scout cookie involves a mixture of almond flour, cocoa powder, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, sea salt and peppermint extract. After baking, each cookie is dipped into chocolate and infused with coconut oil and peppermint extract. Finally, after a trip to the freezer to set, the homemade thin mints are ready to eat.

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2. Vegan mint matcha pancakes

Mint and matcha are a match made in flavor heaven. In this pancake recipe, TikToker @thefoodieboodie mixes banana, oats, plant milk, maple syrup, mint leaves (or peppermint extract), matcha and vanilla protein powder to make the batter. After cooking them on a skillet, they stack up the flapjacks and top them off with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh mint leaves.

3. Mint chutney

This chutney recipe is a refreshing addition to any entrée or appetizer. TikToker @zamansbusykitchen uses a food processor to blend a concoction of white vinegar, tomatoes, green chili, green peppers, garlic, mint and cumin seeds. Serve as a dip, a condiment or spread.

4. Vegan mint chocolate chip smoothie

Start your day fresh with this smoothie recipe. Throw bananas, spinach, ice, almond butter, almond milk, maple syrup and peppermint extract into a blender. Once smooth, stir in some dairy-free chocolate chips. Then transfer the smoothie to a glass, and top off with coconut whipped cream and more chocolate chips. 

5. Lamb mint kebabs

These flavor-packed kebabs involve a blend of mint, parsley, cilantro, ginger, garlic, jalapeño, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cumin mixed with ground lamb. Once thoroughly combined with the seasoning, mold the lamb into kebab shapes, then broil. Serve with tahini and enjoy!

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