Star of the Month: Mint

Fragrant and abundant, take advantage of this wonderful herb.

Mint Basics

  • Mint grows easily in South Africa. In fact, it can grow rampant and take over a garden if not restrained.
  • Mint leaves add a bright, fresh flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes.
  • It goes particularly well with red meats like lamb and high-fat cuts of steak as the freshness cuts through the richness of the meat.
Image: Gemma Garman

Healthy Pear Mint Chocolate Pudding

Serves 2

3 ripe pears, peeled and chopped

2 tbs cocoa powder

4 tbs mint leaves, finely chopped

1 banana

1 Add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz until smooth.

2 Place mixture in two ramekins and store in the fridge for an hour. Serve chilled.

More Recipe Ideas:

Pea and Mint Pesto

Parsley and Mint Tabbouleh

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

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Nikita is a food writer, stylist & recipe developer based in Johannesburg.

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