- 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
- 1 1/2 cup of fresh mint
- 2-3 green chili peppers
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tbsp tamarind or lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 garlic cloves
Condiments are essential to add in some extra flavor and bit of a kick to regular bland meals. From simple foods like sandwiches and French fries to gourmet foods like sushi and filet mignon, all good meals come with a condiment.
Many people love condiments even more than the actual food, as a good sauce can change the entire dish and make it better. Mint sauce is an excellent dip for a wide variety of cuisines. It goes with traditional English roast dinners, spicy Indian dishes and fried street-style food.
So why not have it onhand like ketchup, mustard and other sauces! You can make your own mint sauce at home and modify it to your liking.
Form the ancient times to now, mint has been used for its many health benefits in many forms. The leaves contain an essential oil, menthol which is used to treat stress and headaches. Mint also has considerable amount of minerals and vitamins. It is rich in vitamin A and C, calcium, zinc and copper. In many Middle Eastern and South East Asian countries, mint sauce is a regularly used condiment. From days of old, they use it with fatty foods, as it has citric acid which cuts through fat. Mint and coriander both also have antioxidant qualities.
How to make Tangy Mint Sauce
Serve it fresh as a condiment with your meal, or store in an air tight container for later. Make sure to refrigerate it and use a clean spoon to pour it or it might catch fungus. You can leave it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.