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10 Fresh Mint Recipes for Your Kentucky Derby Party

10 Fresh Mint Recipes for Your Kentucky Derby Party

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Why are we celebrating mint? Sure, it’s in season, but it’s also the main ingredient in the Kentucky Derby’s popular signature drink: the mint julep!

Besides being refreshingly tasty, mint has a number of good-for-you qualities: One quarter cup of fresh peppermint has just 4.5 calories, and provides small amounts of vitamin A, folate, potassium, and calcium. And studies have found that the strong antioxidants in mint may help protect against heart disease and cancer.

Now, race to your kitchen and get cooking these 10 mint-filled recipes.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Mint and Honey-Lime Syrup

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Protein-Packed Lamb Burger Pitas

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Red Cabbage Slaw

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English Mojito Cocktail

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Pizza with Feta and Mint Pesto

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Avocado Spring Salad with Mint-Lemon Dressing

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Low-Calorie Mint Tzatziki Sauce

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Baby Blueberry, Lemon, and Mint Sorbet

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

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Low-Sugar Watermelon Mint Slushies

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