The leaves and flowers are edible. Leaves and flowers are great for garnishing drinks and middle eastern dishes like tabbouleh.
There are several varieties of mint: peppermint, chocolate mint, spearmint, apple mint, etc. The differences are subtle and you can use any mint in any recipe. It’s fun to experiment and find your favorite, though!
Keep mint in the fridge in a glass of water, like cut flowers.
Or, hang it upside down in a place with good air flow. When it’s dry, remove and crush the leaves and store in an airtight container indefinitely.
Cooking with Mint
Usually added fresh at the end of cooking to middle eastern salads and meat dishes.
- Add fresh mint to water for a refreshing summer treat!
- Dry it to use in tea – it’s great in the winter when you have a cold!