42 Mint Recipes to Make this Summer

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Is mint overtaking your backyard? Put it to good use with over 40 refreshing mint recipes for drinks, desserts, and everything in between.

A refreshing collection of 42 sweet and savory recipes using fresh mint!

For as long as I can remember, we’ve had a patch of spearmint leaves in our backyard. Growing up, we mainly used it for copious amounts of sweet spearmint tea. It was our signature summer beverage–refreshing, light, and sweet enough to give you a little Southern drawl.

Many homes, apartments, and backyards later, the Mr. and I have our own unruly patch of mint, this time growing in the alley behind our house. I never planted it there. It just kind of showed up one day, and it’s been flourishing ever since. Mint is certainly the weed of the herb family, and while it’s ambitious growth can be overwhelming, there are so many ways to put this sweet smelling herb to use. From cocktails to salads to ice cream, here are 42 recipes from NeighborFood and other bloggers to use up that wild and untamed fresh mint!

Refreshing Mint Cocktails


Grapefruit Honey Mojito from One Sweet Mess (featured in collage)

Mango Mint Sparkler from Hungry Couple

Pineapple Mojito Sangria from Kitchen Treaty

Jalapeno Mint Moscow Mule from Tasting Page

Cucumber Mint Green Tea Sangria from Frugal Foodie Mama

Blended Lemon Raspberry Mojito from Food Faith Fitness (featured in collage)

Blueberry Mint Sangria from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Skinny Orange Blueberry Mojito from Wine and Glue

Blackberry Mint Julep from Jelly Toast

Smoothies and other Sweet Sips

This Blueberry Mojito Mocktail is a refreshing, summery drink that's perfect for baby showers or brunch!

Blueberry Mojito Mocktails from NeighborFood

Minty Tropical Smoothies from NeighborFood

Sweet Mint Iced Tea from NeighborFood

Peach Mint Green Smoothie from Frugal Foodie Mama

Sweet Moroccan Mint Tea from The View from Great Island

Limonana (Frozen Mint Lemonade) from An Edible Mosaic

Minty Appetizers and Salads


Za’atar and Mint Butter Bean Salad from An Edible Mosaic

Tabbouleh Salad from NeighborFood

Strawberry, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Salad with Mint Mojito Dressing from NeighborFood

Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Dipping Sauce from The View from Great Island

Vegan Spinach Mint Pesto from Tasting Page

Green Bean, Walnut, and Feta Salad with Mint Vinaigrette from The Kitchen is My Playground

Cucumber Noodle Mint Salad with Strawberry Chia Vinaigrette from Food Faith Fitness

Tzatziki Sauce from Ashlee Marie

Spring Pea and Herb Salad from Foxes Love Lemons

Warm Couscous Salad with Feta and Mint from Healthy Delicious

Minty Main and Side Dishes

cuban pork

Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork from The Food Charlatan

Grilled Rosemary Lemon Leg of Lamb with Mint Sauce from NeighborFood

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Noodle Soup from NeighborFood

Roasted Asparagus with Pistachio Mint Pesto from Floating Kitchen

Vegetable Mint Stir Fry from Cooking on the Weekends

Chilled Cucumber Mint Yogurt Soup from The Lemon Bowl

Honey Mint Glazed Chicken from Simply Recipes

Chicken Shawarma Gratin with Jalapeno Mint Yogurt from Climbing Grier Mountain

Refreshing Mint Dessert Recipes


Chocolate Mint Cookie Bars from Baking a Moment

Watermelon Lime Mint Popsicles from NeighborFood

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from Noshing with the Nolands

Minty Grapefruit Brulee from Cooking on the Weekends

Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Mint M&Ms from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Minty Strawberry Lime Ice Box Pie from Home Cooking Memories

Paleo Mint Chip Ice Cream from A Girl Worth Saving

Grilled Peaches with Burrata and Mint from Table for Two

Gluten Free Mint Chocolate Cookies from Texanerin Baking



  1. Mmmm I haven’t used a mint a ton but these recipes look so good I def need to try mint more! thx for including my Tzatziki sauce!

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