Limey mint paste

Jan. 11, 2010, 9:35 a.m. | by Adriano Petrich | Categories: 5 ingredients or less easy

Limey mint paste


Mint, 2 bunches (epic if you can find)

Limes or Lemons, 1 Juiced

Olive oil, 3 tbsp

Materials and Methods

Leftover epic mint

I am a fool for epic mint, so what?

I found it again on the local vegetable market and I brought a bunch. I brought a bunch of bunches, actually.

I did a large kibeh recipe and even then I was left with 2 bunches.

They were about to go stale so I had to use them.

This is one of those dead easy recipes that I feel almost ashamed of posting, but bear with me, I will need the mint paste on the next post.

Just process together the mint leaves and the juice and the olive oil

If you don’t have a processor, as I didn’t have since last year use a blender, it is more tricky but it works.

On a blender the secret is wetness, it has to keep the wet paste aspect or it will not blend.

Add the juice and the oil first and a few leaves, blend until pureed. Add move leaves, puree again. repeat until done. You might need to add more oil or juice if using a blender.

When you are done just place it in a air-thigh container in the fridge. You might add a drizzle of oil on top of the paste if you want.

Careful: It is fresh and not “canned” so use in less than 3 days for best flavor.

Next post: I’m gonna use it!


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