If you like Chimichurri, you’ll love this really fresh homemade Mint Sauce. It takes just seconds to make in a food processor and it’s perfect for lamb or other roasted meats, or even meatballs!
Nothing complements the flavor of a roasted leg of lamb more than a fresh, clean, almost tangy drizzle of mint sauce! This recipe is so easy and it is perfect for Easter or any special occasion.
Flavorful & Fresh Mint Sauce
- Mint sauce is a multi-purpose recipe that’s used as a condiment or a dip when mixed into yogurt.
- It’s really fresh and flavorful but super easy to make
- Five ingredients and one step? Yes, please! The flavors are the perfect blend of herbs, vinegar, garlic, and just a little oil.
- Use it as a sauce for Grilled Lamb Chops, Greek Meatballs, Balsamic Pork Loin, or Grilled Chicken Thighs.
Ingredients and Variations
MINT Choose fragrant leaves pulled from the stems of both the mint and the parsley so the sauce blends smoother. Fresh parsley is milder in flavor so we like to add it to the sauce.
SEASONINGS Be sure to use a small garlic clove so as not to overpower the delicate flavor of the mint/parsley blend. White wine vinegar will give the sauce a mildly acidic bite, red wine or balsamic vinegar are too pungent in this recipe. Fresh lemon juice can be used in place of the vinegar, if necessary.
How to Make Mint Sauce
It smells so good, and it’s so easy to make:
- Pulse all of the ingredients (per recipe below) in a food processor until slightly chopped.
- Transfer sauce to a salad dressing cruet or mason jar and chill until ready to use.
How to Use Mint Sauce
Once you’ve tried this amazing recipe, you’ll want to try it in all kinds of recipes!
Of course it’s great with meat but it can be stirred into plain yogurt as a dip and served with homemade Naan Bread.
Stir a spoonful or two into fresh peas for a bright, springtime side dish!
How to Store
Try to use or freeze mint sauce within a few days of making it since it contains raw garlic which could pose a health risk. Keep covered in a container in the refrigerator or freeze in ice cube trays and then transfer to a zippered bag. Pop out a cube or two for last minutes dips, dressings, and marinades!
Get a little Saucy
- Easy Cranberry Sauce – bright and tart
- Garlic Cream Sauce – smooth with flavor
- Fish Taco Sauce – drip or drizzle this one
- Chimichurri Sauce – bright and bold
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Fresh Mint Sauce
- ½ cup fresh parsley packed
- ½ cup fresh mint leaves packed
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon each salt & pepper or to taste
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse 2-3 times or just until chopped. The sauce should not be smooth.
- Chill at least 1 hour before serving.
- Serve over grilled meats (especially lamb) or with lamb meatballs.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)