By Dawn Perry
Updated May 22, 2019
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Think mint jelly is for lamb and lamb only? You don’t have to wait until next Easter to use up this sweet, bracing condiment. Stir it into yogurt to make a welcome dip for fried eggplant (roasted potatoes too). Simmer a couple of spoonfuls with peaches and a jalapeño for a sweet and savory chutney—ideal with grilled pork or chicken. For a refreshing finish, blend it with a splash of rum and some thirst-quenching watermelon. Freeze for an adult slushie you’ll enjoy all summer long.

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Here’s a clever way to use a jar of mint jelly you’ve had sitting in your fridge since Easter: stir it into a tangy yogurt sauce and serve it with crispy eggplant rounds. The mint jelly adds a fresh herbal twist, plus welcome sweetness to balance out the crunchy coating on the eggplant rounds. Make sure to buy panko breadcrumbs, which are Japanese-style and much crispier than the standard American variety.

Get the recipe: Crispy Eggplant With Minty Yogurt

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Here’s an easy and original summer dinner to add to the weeknight agenda: rounds of grilled pork tenderloin with a spicy, minty, and sweet chutney that brings the heat (and flavor) to balance the smoky meat.

Get the recipe: Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Peach-Mint Chutney

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This retro granita dessert recipe reads like a dispatch from the old-school days of recipes scrawled on 3x5 note cards, combining watermelon, white rum, and mint jelly, plus a generous dose of lime juice.

Get the recipe: Watermelon Mojito Granita