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    Easy Mint Sauce Recipe

    Published July 10, 2023. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This tasty easy-to-make mint sauce recipe comes together in minutes and is the perfect balance of fresh, umami, and sweet. You will love how well this pairs up with any of your favorite lamb recipes.

    Sauces can take any dish to the next level. My favorite dishes to serve alongside any fish or chicken meal are Beurre Blanc or Lemon Dill Sauce.

    mint sauce in a jar


     

    Mint Sauce

    Mint sauce is a simple complimentary sauce consistency of fresh mint, acid, and a touch of sweetness for balance. This sauce is commonly used to serve alongside of or on top of lamb. Many folks believe the strong flavors of the mint help to tone down the gaminess of the lamb. However, it doesn’t just do that, and it indeed will complement the flavors of the lamb.

    If you’ve never had or made anything like this before, the consistency is similar to that of chimichurri sauce. Consider adding this mint sauce to things like fresh berries, fish, chicken, or vegetables.

    Ingredients and Substitutions

    mint sauce ingredients
    • Mint – You will need fresh mint for this recipe.
    • Vinegar – White distilled apple cider or sherry vinegar will work for this recipe.
    • Sugar – You can use granulated or light brown sugar. However, I prefer to use honey as it is more natural and goes extremely well with the mint.
    • Water – You will need some hot water to help infuse the flavors and get the honey to mix in with the other ingredients.

    How to Make a Mint Sauce

    Finely mince the fresh mint and add it to a medium-sized bowl.

    mincing fresh mint

    Next, add the vinegar and honey.

    adding honey to mint

    Begin to stir the sauce while very slowly pouring in some hot boiling water, 1 to 2 teaspoons at a time, until it becomes a thick sauce-like consistency and the ingredients are combined.

    pouring hot water into a bowl with mint

    Adjust the sweetness level to your liking with more honey. Optionally season with salt. Store or serve.

    mint sauce

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make this mint sauce up to 3 days ahead of time. Simply keep it covered in the refrigerator.

    How to Store: Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

    How to Freeze: Keep covered in the freezer for up to 2 months. I like to put them in silicone ice cream trays and pull them out as needed.

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    Chef Notes + Tips

    • Just like in a soup recipe, this will taste better a few days later as flavors will infuse more.
    • Be sure to use the stems in the mint, as they have a lot of flavor. Make sure they are tender.

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    Easy Mint Sauce Recipe

    This tasty, easy-to-make mint sauce recipe comes together in minutes and perfectly balances fresh, umami, and sweet.
    Servings: 1 cup
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Resting Time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves and stems
    • 2 tablespoons distilled vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons hot boiling water

    Instructions

    • Finely mince the fresh mint and add it to a medium-sized bowl.
    • Next, add in the vinegar and honey.
    • Begin to stir the sauce while very slowly pouring in some hot boiling water 1 to 2 teaspoons at a time until it becomes a thick sauce like consistency and the ingredients are combined.
    • Adjust the sweetness level to your liking with more honey. Optionally season with salt.
    • Store or serve.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make this mint sauce up to 3 days ahead of time. Keep it covered in the refrigerator.
    How to Store: Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
    How to Freeze: Keep covered in the freezer for up to 2 months. I like to put them in silicone ice cream trays and pull them out as needed.
    Just like in a soup recipe, this will taste better a few days later as flavors will infuse more.
    Be sure to use the stems in the mint, as they have a lot of flavor. Make sure they are tender.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 2gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 4gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 1912IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 3mg
    Course: sauces
    Cuisine: english