Mint (Mentha spp.) is a well-known herb that is a common flavoring for gum, mouthwash, & toothpaste, as well as foods and beverages, like ice cream & tea.
If you have an established mint patch, you likely have an abundance of mint, and may be wondering how to utilize it. This sauce is super quick & easy to put together and is a tasty way to use fresh mint from the garden.
I love making my own flavorful condiments as they are so much healthier than those purchased from the grocery store, which often contain low-quality ingredients, additives, and colorants that can be detrimental to our health. Homemade mint yogurt sauce, on the other hand, is a healthy addition to food. It’s rich in nutrients, and the addition of mint supports digestion.
To make it, you will need:
- 250ml yogurt (use a thicker yogurt, like Greek yogurt if serving as a dip)
- 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
- 2 garlic cloves (I love the spiciness of raw garlic, but sub roasted garlic if you don’t!)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Zest of 4 limes
*Makes about 1 cup of sauce
Add yogurt, mint, garlic, salt, and lime juice to a blender. Blend til smooth. That’s it! Serve as desired, and store any leftover sauce in the refrigerator.
My favorite way to enjoy this flavorful condiment is drizzled over shredded chicken, lettuce, tomato & thinly sliced red onion wrapped in a pita. It’s so delicious! This sauce is also delicious when used as a salad dressing and would be a great accompaniment to falafel wraps; or it could be used as a dip for fresh veggies and pita bread for snack time or as an easy, yet delicious party appetizer. Enjoy!