Nothing says spring quite like fresh mint. Its flavor embodies everything of this blooming season -- light, fresh and bright. Its light green color livens up our plates, especially after all the months we've spent looking at winter produce. Besides being chocolate's best friend, mint is perfect in lemonades, teas and cocktails. But we also really love cooking with this fresh herb.

Throwing fresh mint into a salad will wake up the flavors, and adding it to a pasta can make the dish feel much, much fresher. We're always looking for ways to throw mint into whatever we're making. From Orecchiette with Pancetta, Peas and Mint to a simple Spring Peas with Mint recipe, there's a recipe for every mint lover.

Here are 25 mint recipes to try this spring:

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  • Rhubarb Cordial

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Rhubarb Cordial recipe</a> from eatboutique via Food52</strong>

  • White Asparagus With Brown-Butter Vinaigrette

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">White Asparagus with Brown-Butter Vinaigrette recipe</a></strong>

  • Spring Garlic Pancakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Spring Garlic Pancakes recipe </a>from A Thought For Food</strong>

  • Ramped Up Crostini With Ricotta And Pea Shoots

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Ramped Up Crostini with Ricotta and Pea Shoots recipe</a> from DailyMeals via Food52</strong>

  • Dutch Babies With Poached Rhubarb Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Dutch Babies with Poached Rhubarb Sauce</a> recipe</strong>

  • Middle Eastern Lamb Skewers

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  • Momofuku’s Pickled Wild Leek/Ramp Bulbs

    <strong>Get <a href="" target="_blank">Momofuku's Pickled Wild Leek/Ramp Bulbs recipe</a> from Steamy Kitchen</strong>

  • Crab, Apple And Watercress Salad With Walnut Vinaigrette

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  • Lamb Chops With Frizzled Herbs

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  • Rhubarb Float

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Rhubarb Float recipe </a>from Our Seasonal Table</strong>

  • Pea Shoot Breakfast Sandwich

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Pea Shoot Breakfast Sandwich recipe</a> from Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes</strong>

  • White Asparagus Panna Cotta

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">White Asparagus Panna Cotta recipe </a>from Almond Corner</strong>

  • Buttermilk Ramp Biscuits

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  • Seared Sugar Snap Peas

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Seared Sugar Snap Peas recipe</a> from Simply Recipes</strong>

  • White Asparagus With Lemon Pan Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">White Asparagus with Lemon Pan Sauce recipe</a> from Zaida Photography</strong>

  • Quinoa Salad With Sugar Snap Peas

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  • Tartine-Style Asparagus & Spring Onion Croque Monsieur

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Tartine-Style Asparagus & Spring Onion Croque Monsieur recipe</a> from Alexandra's Kitchen</strong>

  • Pea Shoot, Pomegranate and Chevre Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Pea Shoot, Pomegranate and Chevre Salad recipe</a> from Cafe Johnsonia</strong>

  • Raspberry Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Raspberry Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding recipe</a> from Tartelette</strong>

  • Pickled Ramps

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  • Black Pepper Popovers With Chives And Parmesan

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Black Pepper Popovers with Chives and Parmesan recipe</a> from FamilyStyle Food via Food52</strong>

  • Grilled Flatbread With Morels

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Grilled Flatbread with Morels recipe</a> from Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Balkan Lamb And Leek Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Balkan Lamb and Leek Pie recipe</a> from inpatskitchen via Food52</strong>

  • Watercress Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Watercress Soup recipe</a> from Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Greek-Style Leg Of Lamb

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Greek-Style Leg of Lamb recipe</a></strong>

  • Spinach And Goat Cheese Bisque

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Spinach and Goat Cheese Bisque recipe</a></strong>

  • Pea Shoot Salad With Fava Beans

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Pea Shoot Salad with Fava Beans recipe</a> from theyearinfood via Food52</strong>

  • Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie recipe</a> from Genius Recipes via Food52</strong>

  • Roasted Rhubarb And Strawberries

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Roasted Rhubarb and Strawberries recipe </a>from Ladystiles via Food52</strong>

  • Asparagus, Leek And Green Garlic Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Asparagus, Leek and Green Garlic Soup recipe</a> from The Bojon Gourmet</strong>

  • French Green Beans With Butter And Herbs

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">French Green Beans with Butter and Herbs recipe</a> from Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Nettle And Green Garlic Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Nettle and Green Garlic Soup recipe</a> from Food52</strong>

  • Pea And Pea Shoot Salad With Bacon & Eggs

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Pea and Pea Shoot Salad with Bacon & Eggs recipe</a> from Scrumptious South Africa</strong>

  • Smashed New Potatoes With Garlic And Chives

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Smashed New Potatoes with Garlic and Chives recipe</a> from Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Roast Leg Of Lamb

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Roast Leg of Lamb recipe</a> from Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Fried Watercress Sprigs

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Fried Watercress Sprigs recipe</a></strong>

  • Rhubarb And Gin Sorbet With Rose Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Rhubarb and Gin Sorbet with Rose Cream recipe</a> from yossy arefi via Food52</strong>

  • Pea Shoot Tartines

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Pea Shoot Tartines recipe</a> by A Couple Cooks</strong>

  • Spring Garlic Fried Eggs In Browned Butter

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Spring Garlic Fried Eggs in Browned Butter recipe</a> from Crepes of Wrath</strong>

  • Baby Spinach Soup Topped With Chunky Green Olives And Oregano

    <strong>Get the Baby <a href="" target="_blank">Spinach Soup Topped with Chunky Green Olives and Oregano</a> recipe</strong>

  • Asparagus With Young Garlic And Horseradish

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Asparagus with Young Garlic and Horseradish recipe</a> from Food52</strong>

  • Rhubarb Custard Tea Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Rhubarb Custard Tea Cake recipe</a> from eat, little bird</strong>

  • Grilled Green Garlic

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Grilled Green Garlic recipe</a> from 8.ate@eight</strong>

  • Pea, Lettuce And Spring Onion Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Pea, Lettuce and Spring Onion Soup recipe </a>from Buttermilk Party Cake</strong>

  • Sourdough Pizza With Green Garlic And Shaved Asparagus

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Sourdough Pizza with Green Garlic and Shaved Asparagus recipe </a>from Wild Greens and Sardines</strong>

  • Watercress And Fennel Salad With Blood Orange

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Watercress And Fennel Salad With Blood Orange recipe</a></strong>

  • Spring Green Risotto

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Spring Green Risotto recipe</a> from Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Spring Onion Polenta Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Spring Onion Polenta Tart recipe</a> from Food52</strong>

  • Orecchiette With Spring Peas, Pancetta And Pea Shoots

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Orecchiette with Spring Peas, Pancetta and Pea Shoots recipe</a> from Taste Food Blog</strong>

  • Creamy White Asparagus Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_blank">Creamy White Asparagus Soup recipe</a></strong>