17 Refreshing Recipes with Mint

A bundle of fresh mint

Have an abundance of mint in your garden? These mint-tastic recipes are the answer! Bursting with fresh mint leaves, these refreshing summer dinner recipes are sure to be a hit. From grilled goodies to fresh salads to yummy vegetarian options, mint works with them all! Not only are they easy to make on a hot summer day, but they use up all that mint you have. Win-win!

Grilled Corn, Zucchini and Mint Pesto Pasta

“I started by grilling shucked cobs alongside slices of zucchini until they had just the right amount of char. Instead of the usual basil pesto, mint leaves gave it a fresh zip. Corn, zucchini and mint are a reliable summer trio.” – Paige

Mint Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts

“Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a super convenient dinner option but they can often be a bit bland in the flavor department. The good news, boneless chicken breast can be like a blank canvas that you can paint different flavors on because they take marinades very well. And marinades can be a great vehicle for carrying seasonal flavors, like this mojito inspired Mint Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts.” – Amy

Blueberry Flatbread with Goat Cheese

“This delicious fruit-forward blueberry flatbread is loaded with apricot jam, creamy goat cheese, sweet honey, and fresh mint. It’s the perfect vegetarian appetizer or dessert to use up those fresh, ripe blueberries this summer!” – Kylie

Lamb With Mint Chimichurri

“If you like garlic in your greens (hello, friend), it’s about time you took a step beyond pesto and checked this out. The vinegar-garlic bite of chimichurri meets the classic mint/lamb combination, and the result is AWESOME.” – Sean

Strawberry Mint Avocado Salad

“This salad is chock full of spring strawberries, sliced avocado, creamy goat cheese, sliced red onion, fresh mint leaves, and (of course!) homemade candied walnuts! Gotta have that little treat in there somewhere!” – Aberdeen

Chili-Lime Grilled Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Sauce

“Juicy, tender marinated chicken with zesty flavors to shake up your weeknights! Serve with soft flatbread and a cool, refreshing cucumber-mint sauce for a winner dinner. Picky kid tested and approved!” – Georgia

Mint Pesto Zucchini Noodles

“Mint pesto zucchini noodles make a refreshing side dish or main meal recipe when paired with chicken or the protein of your choice. Raw spiralized ‘zoodles’ are tossed with pesto made with mint, dill, and toasted almonds for an easy and healthy take on pesto pasta.” – Alyssa

Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Basil & Mint

“If you’re looking for a really fast, easy dish to make with all of that basil and mint you’ve got growing like weeds in your garden this summer––and perhaps a dinner that tastes just like (better?) than what you can get from your local takeout place, this Thai Chicken Stir-fry with Basil & Mint is the answer to your weeknight dinner prayers.” – Sarah

Watermelon, Feta, Cucumber, and Mint Salad

“This easy Watermelon, Feta, Cucumber, and Mint salad is perfect for the hot summer months when there is plenty of fresh watermelon available and you need a cool and refreshing salad. It has the right balance of salty and sweet, and it’s a great side dish for all of your grilled summer meats!” – Ashlea

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Yogurt Sauce

“Rack of Lamb is an elegant option for holidays and special occasions. This delicious Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb recipe is simple yet filled with incredible flavor! The Mint Yogurt Sauce is the perfect complement to the savoriness of this dish.” – Becky

Roasted Eggplant with Mint Sauce and Feta

“With fresh mint sauce and feta cheese, this roasted eggplant is a flavorful hands-off dish to make for dinner tonight.” – Sarah

Grilled Steak Kabobs with Basil Mint Chimichurri

“Grilled Steak Kabobs are the perfect recipe for summer cookouts. Easy, fresh, and full of flavor, these beef skewers are going to be made over and over again!” – Courtney

Berry Salad with Honey Lime and Mint Dressing

“There is nothing quite like a good fruit salad and this one is amazing! Just throw red berries in a large mixing bowl and generously drizzle the honey-lime-mint dressing to bring out the summery freshness. Fruits keep their shape nicely and the salad is beautiful to look at, ideal to finish a dinner with a light touch!” – Veronica

Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers with Mint and Honey

“Bring the flavors of the Hawaiian islands to your table with these tasty grilled mint and honey Hawaiian shrimp skewers.” – Ali

Thai Beef Salad

“Thai Beef Salad ~ it’s in a league all by itself, with ribbons of rare steak, tons of fresh herbs like basil, mint, and cilantro, feathery slices of red onion, crunchy cukes, hot peppers, and a tangy garlic ginger dressing ~ can you resist?” – Sue

Greek Yogurt Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

“Greek yogurt marinated chicken is the KEY to incredibly moist, tender and juicy chicken!!! Infused with lemon, garlic with just a touch of mint, this yogurt marinade also doubles as an incredible yogurt sauce for the chicken!” – Nancy

Grilled Zucchini with Mint, Lemon, and Feta

“For this recipe, I’ve tossed my grilled zucchini with lots of lemon, fresh mint, and crumbled feta cheese. It’s a perfectly balanced bite. You’ve got the fresh pop of lemon, creamy tangy cheese, and the palate-cleansing fresh mint. And one of the best parts? It’s ready in just 20 minutes. Winning.” – Erica