Minty Pleasures

Need to cool down in the scorching heat? Try these refreshing mint recipes!

In the culinary world, mint is universally prized as a useful herb that can spruce up just about any dish – be it an appetizer, entree or dessert. In fact, mint can also add a refreshing zest to just about any drink. This month, discover two deliciously minty recipes. The best part about them is that you just need to  ‘throw’ everything together and mix!

Minty Citrus

 

Minty citrus dressing

Ingredients

2 tbsp                    Olive oil

1 ½ tsp                  Lime juice

1 ½ tsp                  Fresh cilantro, chopped

½ tsp                     Garlic

1 tsp                      Fresh mint, chopped

½ tsp                     Lemon juice

½ tsp                     Salt

Method

  1. Gather all the ingredients and put them in a bowl.
  2. Mix well and serve immediately or chilled.

This dressing pairs well with chicken or fish, and it can also be used as a salad dressing

 

mint punch

 

Mint punch

Ingredients

1 stalk                   Lemongrass

2 pieces                Preserved plum

1 litre                     Soda water

½                             Lemon juice

2                              Lemon slices

½ cup                    Ice

1 tsp                      Sugar syrup

A handful of mint leaves

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients in a jar or punch bowl.
  2. Stir well and serve immediately.

This drink is a great thirst quencher and perfect for any occasion!

These recipes are brought to you by Chin Swee Vegetarian Restaurant

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