Moroccan Carrots with Aleppo Pepper and Mint. Neal Santos
In spring and summer, when mint abounds in markets and backyard gardens alike, cooking with the herb is a pleasure. Its cooling, sweet flavor pairs wonderfully with both sweet and savory dishes; try it in everything from fruit salads and cocktails to omelettes and dumplings.
Chef Jessica Largey gave us the recipe for this verdant pesto, a combination of blanched fresh fava beans, Marcona almonds, anchovies, garlic, and mint.
This simple sauce of fresh mint, sugar, and vinegar is a classic pairing with roast lamb in England.
Finely chopped fresh parsley and mint are bathed in fruity extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice in this classic Middle Eastern appetizer.
Marinated Tomatoes with Mint
For a slightly—just slightly—more elaborate dish that showcases the sweet juices of summer tomatoes, chef Chris Fischer dresses them with olive oil and vinegar, creating a vinaigrette seemingly out of nothing.