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Flavors That Go With Mint

Flavors That Go With Mint

Whether fresh or dry, mint pairs wonderfully with so many other ingredients. If you are looking for ways to incorporate more mint into your cooking you came to the right place.

In this article you will learn all the great things mint goes with. I’m going to break it down into categories so it’s easier for you to find the type of ingredient you want to pair with mint.

That way you can either skip straight to the section that interests you the most. But, I recommend reading each section because the best part of this list is to brainstorm different flavor combinations you can pair with mint.

You can pick and choose from each category and develop your own great mint combos.

What goes well with Mint

homemade mint popsicles

Mint offers a strong flavor that is cool and a little sweet. It comes in many forms, and with the addition of the ingredients below you can help the wonderful flavor of mint really shine.

Mint is quite versatile, so you can use it in everything from breakfast and beverages to dinner or dessert. The combinations are nearly endless and with this list you can easily incorporate mint into so many recipes.

Meat and Proteins that go well with Mint

salmon and rice with mint

If you are looking to bring the interesting flavor of mint to your dinners there are a number of meats and proteins that it goes quite well with.

Mint can be used as part of a marinade or garnish. The options are only limited by your imagination.

  • Salmon
  • Cod
  • Lamb
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Chickpeas
  • Curry
  • Quinoa
  • Bulgur

Cheese that goes with Mint

ricotta cheese topped with fresh mint

Cheese can add some richness to mint and there are a number of cheeses that go well with mint. They can be paired on an appetizer platter or in cooked recipes.

Fruits and Vegetables that go well with Mint

fruit parfait with mint and granola

Whether making a breakfast smoothie, fruit cup or a sweet fruit based dessert, mint can add a wonderful complimentary flavor. Feel free to mix and match different options on this list when incorporating mint in your next fruit or vegetable recipe.

  • Cranberry
  • Mango
  • Blackberry
  • Strawberry
  • Cherry
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Apricot
  • Melons
  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi
  • Grapes
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Nectarines
  • Papaya
  • Raspberry
  • Plums
  • Peach
  • Watermelon
  • Coconut
  • Passion fruit
  • Avocado
  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Parsnips
  • Rhubarb
  • Garlic
  • Zucchini
  • Peas
  • Beets

Spices and Herbs that go with Mint

bowls of assorted herbs and tea

One of the best ways to make a dish pop is pairing mint with other herbs and spices. These combinations can be used in everything from beverages and breakfast, to dinner and dessert dishes.

  • Thyme
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Allspice
  • Coriander
  • Sage
  • Cumin
  • Vanilla
  • Chervil
  • Bay leaves
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Paprika

Other ingredients that go well with Mint

glass of mousse with raspberry and mint

For some more mint inspiration, here are some more ideas you can try with mint. Some are individual ingredients while others are some recipe ideas to pair with mint.

  • Chocolate
  • Nutella
  • Hazelnut
  • Butterscotch
  • Pecans
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cream
  • Brownies
  • Cheesecake
  • Greek yogurt
  • Crepes
  • Milkshakes
  • Smoothies
  • Banana bread
  • Chocolate sauce or chocolate ganache
  • Homemade popsicles
  • Mousse
  • Tea
  • Honey

Bottom Line

Mint provides a wonderful flavor that pairs well with so many other ingredients. It is well worth keeping in stocked in your fridge. And both fresh and dry mint can be a great addition to so many types of dishes. What are your favorite mint combinations?