Mint gives a bright note to savory dishes balancing the fatty richness of meats, and helps mellow the sweetness of desserts. It also helps keep the breath fresh after a spicy or meal or a dish laden with garlic and onions. Mint combines really well with many vegetables and can be chopped and sprinkled raw on salads, salad dressings, and stews.
Tomatoes, potatoes, peas, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, and eggplant pair well with mint, as well as fruits like avocado, strawberry, and melon. One of the most popular and classic culinary combinations is roast lamb and mint sauce.
The most common type of mint used for culinary purposes is spearmint. It grows in most gardens and is easily available in the market. Peppermint is the second most popular type of mint used in the kitchen and is often used to add flavor to fruits, garnish desserts, and making sherbets, ice cream, and cocktails like the famous Mojito.