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December 8, 2023

Mint Sauce

Mint sauce is fresh, in a balanced sweet and acidic way. We use it to accompany lamb dishes, but any roast meat or meatballs would benefit from a light drizzle.

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homemade mint sauce in a bowl with a small wooden spoon
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Recipe For Homemade Mint Sauce

We encourage you to make your own dressings at home, because you can control the salt levels and they don’t contain any sneaky preservatives. This fresh mint sauce has simple ingredients and takes just a few moments to prepare. If you’re a fan of our Chimichurri, this is a nice way to change the flavor profile of your dish. We serve it with our Rack of Lamb, Lamb Chops, and Prime Rib. If you have leftover mint sauce, you can stir it into Tzatziki to serve with our Mediterranean Meatballs.

fresh mint leaves, brown sugar, salt and vinegar

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Ingredients For Our Recipe For Mint Sauce

  • Fresh mint leaves

  • White wine vinegar

  • Dark brown sugar

  • Kosher salt

Fresh mint leaves in a small saucepan with 2 cups of water.

How To Make Mint Sauce

  1. Boil water in a small saucepan.

  2. Add mint leaves, then turn off heat. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.

  3. Drain and rinse with cold water. Finely chop leaves.

  4. In a small bowl, combine mint, vinegar, brown sugar, and salt. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving.

Boiled then chopped mint leaves, brown sugar, vinegar and salt in a bowl

How to Store + Tips

  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.

  • Pick mint leaves from the stem. The stem is edible, but the texture is far less delicate than the leaves alone.

Homemade fresh mint sauce in a bowl with a small wooden spoon.

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Mint Sauce

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  45 min
  • Calories: 17

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1½ tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Method

  1. In a small saucepan over high heat, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add mint leaves, then turn off heat. Allow to steep for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Finely chop leaves.

  2. In a small bowl, combine mint, vinegar, brown sugar, and salt. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories17
  • Protein1 g
  • Carbohydrates4 g
  • Total Fat0 g
  • Dietary Fiber1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium51 mg
  • Total Sugars3 g

Mint Sauce

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  • Corrine

    Yes, yes, yes this is so good. Make it and I highly recommend the rack of lamb to go with. Thanks for a stunning meal ladies!

    Thanks Corrine, we are so thrilled you loved it!

  • cheryl

    Served this with steak. I usually serve chimichurri with steak but I saw this recipe and wanted to try it so figured I'd switch it up. It was delicious, we all loved it!

    Thanks Cheryl, glad you enjoyed it!