WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT MINT?!?

Mint & Cucumber Spritzer

  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 6 large sprigs of fresh mint leaves, no stems
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1/4 Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 can club soda
  • makes 2 glasses
  • Thinly slice 1/4 of the cucumber and set aside for garnish
  • Cut the remaining cucumber and blend in food processor with 1/4 cup water
  • Pour into strainer over a bowl
  • Sit 10 minutes to drain, occasionally pressing with back of spoon to press in
  • Put cucumber juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup and reserved slices of cucumber and mint into a container to chill for 30 minutes, can be made up to 24 hours before
  • When ready to serve pour over ice, top with club soda and a mint leaf garnish

Mint & Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade

  • 4 oz Bourbon
  • 4 oz lemonade
  • 6 strawberries
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 Mint sprigs, no stems
  • 1 Tbsp agave or simple syrup
  • Club Soda or Prosecco to top off
  • makes 2 glasses
  • Muddle strawberries and mint together
  • Add agave, lemonade, lemon juice, and bourbon
  • Pour everything into a shaker with ice, shake and pour over ice and optional garnish with strawberries, mint and top off with club soda or prosecco

MINT PESTO

  • Can be used over lamb, shrimp, pork, chicken, beef, vegetables, goat cheese and bruschetta
  • This can be made the day before and kept refrigerated, bring to room temperature before serving
  • 3/4 cup packed mint leaves, no stems
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley leaves, no stems
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Blend everything but oil together in a food processor, slowly add oil at the end while blending, season to taste

MINT FRITTATA – EASY – AKA BAKED EGGS WITH MINT

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Saute onions in olive oil. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Combine all ingredients, and pour into a greased baking dish.  Bake in a 350 degree oven 30 -40 minutes, check with a fork to make sure it is cooked through.
  • Can add bacon, sausage, vegetables, really whatever you want.
  • Also works with basil instead of mint.

If you are planting Mint we suggest planting it in a pot as it will take over your entire lawn!

Enjoy

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