My favorite part about spring is the brightness of the colors: the intense greens and the super-blue blues. It’s as if everything looks more vibrant in the strong light. And I can’t think of a better way to do celebrate spring than with this bright green mint chutney.
The mint’s digestive properties make it a great finish to a heavy meal (or any meal for that matter) and the refreshing scent makes it a great home remedy for a particularly bad episode of halitosis. Try some on fruit, veggies, toast….even hummus! The smell alone can give you just the pick me up you need.
- 1-2 bunches mint leaves
- 2 small cooking onions, roughly chopped
- A small spoonful of tamarind paste
- 10-12 drops Stevia extract + a pinch or two of sugar
- A pinch or two of salt and pepper
→Pick the mint leaves off the bunches and give it a good rinse.
Dump all the ingredients in a food processor process until desired texture. I like mine with little bits of mint and onion, but you can keep going until it’s smooth.
Taste and add more mint, tamarind, Stevia, etc. if you feel like it needs it. Don’t worry if it doesn’t taste just right yet–this one takes time to develop. If you feel it’s lacking sourness but you don’t want to add any more tamarind, try giving it a squeeze of lemon to round out the flavor.
Cover and chill for at least a few hours or, even better, overnight.
Serve with fruit, toast or anything else you can think of (but especially fruit)!