Can you smell this mint? Mint, mis queridos amigos, all around us this time of year, is as fragrant as it is gorgeous!
Inspired by both a personal love of mint and it’s current ubiquitousness, I wanted share my TOP FIVE maravillas of menta with you today! So, friends, here are some mint ideas:
2) SALSA! Mint adds magic to simple fruit salsas and more–
3) Mussels! The fresh flavors of mint are a welcome addition to the tasty shell-encased goodies. Simply add some fresh leaves to the broth, and you’ll love the flavor that is abosor
4) Ensaladas! Mint adds magic to many a salad. I even like a kind of salad version of the strawberry mojito. Let me explain: fresh mixed greens, fresh strawberries, fresh mint leaves–and the crunch of cucumber and or toasted nuts, topped with a light mango vinaigrette, combine to make a fabulous and quick summer salad.
5) Yogurt + mint! If you’re enjoying a main dish a bit on the picante, or spicy side, mint adds a cooling flavor and complement to creamy yogurt (I’m a fan of Greek!) and works well with the crisp cucumber, too. Think a spicy jerk chicken, with a side of yogurt, cucumber, and mint salsa.
This, my friends, is just the tip of the iceberg; there are so many options (yes…sky’s the limit!)! Would love to hear your ideas. Until then, ¡buen provecho! Enjoy!