If you like Chimichurri, you will love this very fresh homemade product mint sauce. It only takes seconds to prepare in a food processor and it’s perfect for lamb or other roast meats, or even meatballs!
Nothing complements the flavor of a roast leg of lamb better than a drizzle of fresh, clean, almost tangy mint sauce! This recipe is so easy and it’s perfect for Easter or any other special occasion.
Tasty and fresh mint sauce
- Mint sauce is a versatile recipe that is used as a condiment or dip when mixed with yogurt.
- It’s really fresh and tasty but super easy to make
- Five ingredients and one step? Yes please! The flavors are the perfect blend of herbs, vinegar, garlic, and just a little oil.
- Use it as a sauce for grilled lamb chops, Greek meatballs, balsamic pork loin or grilled chicken thighs.
Ingredients and variants
MINT Choose fragrant leaves taken from the stems of the mint and parsley so that the sauce mixes better. Fresh parsley has a milder flavor, so we like to add it to the sauce.
SEASONINGS Be sure to use a small clove of garlic so you don’t overpower the delicate flavor of the mint/parsley mixture. White wine vinegar will give the sauce a slightly sour taste, red wine or balsamic vinegar is too hot in this recipe. Fresh lemon juice can be used instead of vinegar, if needed.
How to make mint sauce
It smells so good and it’s so easy to make:
- Pulse all the ingredients (per recipe below) in a food processor until lightly chopped.
- Transfer the sauce to a dressing cruet or mason jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
How to use mint sauce
Once you try this amazing recipe, you’ll want to try it in all kinds of recipes!
It is excellent on roast meat such as lamb, pork loin or even steaks.
Sure, it’s great with meat, but it can be mixed with plain yogurt as a dip and served with homemade naan bread.
Toss a spoonful or two into fresh peas for a popping springtime side dish!
How to store
Try using or freezing the mint sauce a few days after making it, as it contains raw garlic which could pose a health risk. Store covered in a container in the refrigerator or freeze in ice cube trays, then transfer to a zip lock bag. Break out a cube or two for last-minute dips, dressings, and marinades!
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Fresh Mint Sauce
If you love chimichurri, you’ll love this refreshing mint sauce to spice up any dish.
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Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse 2-3 times or just until chopped. The sauce should not be smooth.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Serve over grilled meats (especially lamb) or with lamb meatballs.
Do not use olive oil in this recipe, the flavor is not the same.
The oil will separate naturally, this is normal. Shake before use.
This sauce will keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Do not store any longer.
Mint sauce can be mixed with fresh yogurt as a dip or served over meat.
calories: 163, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 18g, Saturated fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated fats: 2g, Monounsaturated fat: 13g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 39mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 435UI, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg
(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)