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A pot of mint sauce on the table with a teaspoon

Mint sauce

Published: May 18, 2021 at 11:31 am
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Use up mint from the garden in this classic mint sauce – it's essential for roast lamb and only takes five minutes to make

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Make your own fresh mint sauce, then use it in one of our lamb recipes. Also check out more of the best mint recipes, including pea and mint soup, mojito and a mint chocolate cake.


  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • a small bunch mint, finely chopped


  • STEP 1

    Mix together the sugar, mustard, vinegar, a pinch of salt and black pepper in a bowl. Pour in 3 tbsp of just-boiled water and stir until well combined. Stir in the chopped mint and mix again, adding more salt or vinegar to taste. This will keep in a jar in the fridge for a week.

For pork, try our apple sauce recipe

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