03/29/2012 09:00 am ET Updated Apr 03, 2014

Mint Recipes To Brighten Up Your Plate


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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