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A Snack Company Just Paired Chickpeas With...Thin Mints?!

A Snack Company Just Paired Chickpeas With...Thin Mints?!

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Don't get us wrong—chickpeas are one of the best ingredients to have stockpiled in your kitchen. You can make a myriad of delicious dishes, and it's no secret that we love snacking on them—even if it's a snack that we didn't make ourselves. But now a company is trying to sell a chickpea snack that mimics the iconic Girl Scout cookie flavor, and we're left a little unsure: Could we unequivocally love mint-chocolate-covered chickpeas?

Snack brand Biena hopes so: They've teamed up with the Girl Scouts of America to create an official Thin Mint Chickpea product you'll either fall in love with...or immediately hate. And you'll get your chance to try this brow-raising snack as soon as it hits Whole Foods' shelves this summer.

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According to a company press release, Biena's Thin Mint collaboration won't be too terrible in terms of nutritional value. A serving of the minty, salty-sweet chickpeas will apparently tout four grams of protein and fiber and have only 130 calories. But how will it taste?

We're not sure exactly how this new snack will play out, given that Thin Mints and the Girl Scouts have a devout cult all their own, but if you want to shell out $5 per bag you can give the interesting combo a try.

Biena's Thin Mint Chickpeas will be in Whole Foods starting June 2018, just after the Girl Scouts cookie season ends.

Girl Scout Cookie and Tea Pairings

I was a brownie scout for a brief time as a kid, so Girl Scout cookie time is nostalgic for me. I also have a huge sweet tooth so I can’t resist getting a few boxes — to fulfill my craving and help young girls find a place of belonging. This year I only bought three kinds — S’mores, Thin Mints and Samoas (aka Caramel deLites). Read on for the tea I paired with each cookie.

Many troops are out selling this year, but if you are concerned about staying safe, check out the Girl Scouts website for groups to order from. You can search by name for scouts in your region in the online cookie finder, ask a scout for her link, download the app or text COOKIES to 59618 to get your hands on some. If you want to help Girl Scouts in need, you can also order from Troop 6000 and support girls in the New York Shelter System.

I paired this classic minty, chocolate cookie with a sweet, smooth green tea. The nutty, grassiness of this steep meshes well with the cool, cocoa taste of the thin mint, for the perfect snack.

S’mores and Plum Deluxe Fireside Chat Black Tea

S’mores is a newer cookie, but one of my favorites! This cookie also is available in a sandwich style, depending on the region you order from. I paired it with Plum Deluxe’s Fireside Chat Black Tea, and it felt like summer nights camping under a canopy of trees, sharing stories around a campfire with friends.

Caramel deLites (Samoas) and Adagio Fujian Baroque

Whenever I eat something super sweet, I like to enjoy it with a simple, smooth black tea. Adagio’s Fujian Baroque is low in astrigency, and its cocoa and fruity notes complement the coconut and caramel on these cookies.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite Girl Scout cookie is, and what tea you pair with it!

1. Watermelon and mint salad

Watermelon is a quintessential summer snack. Dice up one cup of juicy, cold watermelon and sprinkle a few mint leaves on top for a refreshing and low-calorie snack. One cup of diced watermelon has 46 calories, 2 so it’s the perfect way to fill up without adding empty calories to your day.

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Girl Scout Cookie Coffee Pairing

Cookies. You know those cookies that are all over the place right now? The ones being sold by cute little scouts in front of grocery stores and the hardware store? How do you avoid eating the entire package in one sitting? Serve 2-3 cookies with a mug of Java Momma coffee to curb the urge and create an experience that can only be described as THE experience.

Java Momma has taken the special roasts from Not the Momma (that’s Mr. JM to you) and carefully paired it with the perfect cookie. ** Please note, cookies from both GS bakeries are represented and do not reflect any opinions of the Girl Scout’s of America just our favorite coffees to serve with their offerings.**

PB Patties/Tagalongs
The citrus and chocolate in the Guatemalan Huehuetenango are a surprising combo with peanut butter, but it works! This coffee amplifies the peanut butter in the cookies. Take a bite of cookie, then a sip of coffee. Next, dip the cookie quickly in the coffee and let the vanilla cookie inside soak up a little bit of Guatemalan goodness.

This bright, sunshiny cookie is da bomb on its own and not one you’d automatically think, mmm…Coffee. But give this combo a whirl: Colombian Medium and a plate of lemon cookies. The Colombian Medium is a bright citrusy coffee with caramel undertones. The finish is smooth to contrast with the bite of lemon in the cookies.

This cookie is the most basic of the bunch. Crispy, buttery, with a hint of vanilla, it lends itself to almost any coffee. However, Momma recommends the Sumatra Mandheling Dark or Extra Dark. Both of these roasts have a chocolate and caramel taste with hints of malt. It’s delicious hot and a great dunker, just don’t let it take a swim. A quick dip is enough to get the perfect coffee/cookie bite without getting soggy. For a twist, make this as a cold brew or serve over ice. The darker roasts are lower in caffeine, so they both make an excellent afternoon snack when served with a plate of cookies.

Do-Si-Dos/Peanut Butter Sandwiches
This interesting cookie is a Java Momma favorite. Oatmeal cookies with a peanut butter filling. Two of our blends, Back to Basics and Breakfast Blend, are the perfect compliment for this traditional flavor. Two classics that stand alone on their own, but rise a little higher when put together. Try dunking you won’t be sorry.

Brazil Medium and Skull Sunrise are recommended for the S’mores Cookie flavor combination.
Whichever variety you get, chocolate covered or sandwich, you’ll find the sweet marshmallow, graham, and chocolate compliment the nutty flavor in Brazil Medium and the caramel tones in the Skull Sunrise.

Samoas/Caramel deLites
Are you one of those people that doesn’t like coconut? Good. More for us! Brew some Sumatra Satin, top with a little cream or don’t. Take out three Samoas. Eat the first one because you forget to slow down. Break apart the second one and dip half in the smooth, chocolate, and cherry undertones of our distinct dark roast. Then eat the third and sit back to slowly savor the rest of your cup. Grab a fourth cookie on your way to get a second cup.

This newer-gluten free cookie is quickly becoming famous. The flavor is unique and stands on its own. A darker roast with less complexity is great paired with the sweet, caramelly crunch. Not the Momma is that roast. A three-bean blend that is dark and strong and bold. Another dunking marriage made in Java Momma Heaven.

Thin Mints
Finally. The one you’ve all been waiting for. The best selling GS cookie of all time. This cookie tastes good with air, but pour a cup of All Jacked Up Espresso and you have upped your cookie game. While this cookie tastes best with any full-bodied coffee, this is the one that wins the trophy. You can brew as a regular coffee, as well, but a double shot of AJU, grab a sleeve…I mean two Thin Mint cookies and you have yourself a snack to end all snacks.

Check out our Java Momma Pinterest Board to find some over-the-top easy and irresistible recipes. Tag us in your coffee creations on Instagram! @javamommainc #javamomma

20 School Lunches You Can Make in Five Minutes or Less

Weekday mornings are tough for everyone, but working mothers definitely have the most to balance. It's a huge chore to get the kids ready to go out the door and do the same for yourself. The details, like preparing lunch, can be overwhelming, especially when you're in a crunch for time. Thankfully, we found 20 easy recipes that you can prepare in 5 minutes or less to make the morning rush just a bit easier.

DIY Lunchable

The possibilities are easy and endless.

This lunch is an upgrade from the highly processed supermarket favorite: sliced cheese and salami, cut veggies, layered crackers and fresh fruit is finger food with nutritional value.

Cream Cheese and Ham Pinwheels

A creamy lunchtime main packed with protein.

Sandwich rollups never fail, especially when paired with rich cream cheese and savory ham. Add a handful of fruits and veggies on the side for a lunchtime platter your kid can’t resist.

Mini Pizza

This pizza is possible without an oven.

There’s no need to bake these pizza creations. Your child can make their own pie using shredded cheese, mini pepperoni, marinara sauce and round pieces of flatbread.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Sandwich

Your kid will love these squares of strawberry heaven.

This sweet sandwich is super easy to make. Just layer sliced strawberries on a cream cheese spread. Add sides of blueberries and bananas for extra fruity flavor.

Chicken and Avocado Mayo Wrap

Heart-healthy fats and lean protein power this wrap.

Avocado-mayo spread, pre-cooked chicken and crisp lettuce come together to create a power-packed super sandwich. You can rely on it alone to keep your kid full all day.

Salmon, Cream Cheese and Spinach Pinwheels

Delicious smoked salmon deserves its chance to shine.

Stuck in a basic lunch meat rut? Switch out turkey and ham for omega-3-rich salmon. Roll it up with a swipe of cream cheese and a spread of spinach.

Fruit Wrap Snack

Taste the rainbow with this light and refreshing wrap.

This rainbow roll of fruits is tasty alone, but a side of almond or peanut butter adds protein-packed flavor. Cut the fruit the night before to slice prep time in half.

Turkey and Roast Beef String Cheese Wraps

This traditional snack will be the star of your kid's lunch.

Most kids love string cheese, but it isn’t enough to stand alone for lunch. Instead, wrap them in your choice of lunch meat to add bulk.

Waffle Taco Bar

Trade the traditional tortilla for a breakfast favorite.

Use handmade leftovers from breakfast or heat a favorite frozen variety pack to create waffle taco shells. Pack pre-cooked meat (or dinner leftovers), sprinkles of cheese, simple veggies and smashed avocado to complete this taco takeaway box.

Mini Chicken and Waffle Skewers

A downsized take on an American classic.

This take on a soul food favorite alternates pre-cooked chicken nuggets and mini waffles on a popsicle stick.

PB&J Waffle Sandwiches

These little poppers can work for breakfast or lunch.

The PB&J sandwich is in desperate need of an upgrade: Try substituting bread for mini waffles you can pop in the toaster.


A sandwich has never been so crisp.

Apples make great lunchtime sides, but why not make them the star of the show? Try tart Granny Smiths or sweet Golden Delicious apples to entice your kid's palate.

Banana Wrap

Bananas deserve more than sidekick status.

Don’t throw a banana in your child’s bag: put it in their sandwich! This recipe also points to a sneaky way to incorporate additional nutrition: sprinkle chia or flax seeds onto the spread.

Taco Salad

Eating veggies is a no-fuss matter with this taco-inspired salad.

Pre-cooked meat (or dinner leftovers) is key to this salad’s success. Simply layer all ingredients in a container. Add a side of salsa for “dressing.”

Granola Crunch Apple-Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps

Granola doesn't just belong in trail mix. It's good for sandwiches too!

Most wraps get their crunch from lettuce, but this recipe uses crisp apple and crumbly granola. It’s essentially a trail mix sandwich, held together by trusty peanut butter.

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Egg salad can step to the side for this modern mash.

Avocado and chickpeas make a creamy, nutrient-rich spread for any sandwich. Bonus: it can be used as a dip for veggies and crackers for other lunchtime combinations.

Lettuce Wrap Sandwich

Tortillas can get tiring. Try this refreshing leafy wrap instead.

Parchment paper is the key to keeping this wrap together. Layer your sandwich toppings on lettuce and roll.

Mini Salad Pita Pockets

The cutest "salad" you will ever see.

You can stuff these pita pockets with anything your heart desires. Even better: they’re low-mess since toppings can’t slip from the sides.

Bite Sized Greek Salad

They say the best things in life come in small packages, perhaps like these little vegetarian bites.

Veggie and cheese kabobs have never been more adorable. These are the perfect size for dunking into sides of sauce.

Rainbow Fruit Salad

No sugar is necessary for this very sweet salad.

Slice your child’s favorite fruit and throw it in a to-go container. It's packed with nutrients and hydration to keep your kid fully charged all day.

Beetroot & rye tartines

These clever open sandwiches look lovely on a platter and provide perfect finger food for a party. Three-grain bread provides a filling, fibre-rich base for pastrami and gherkins or mackerel and red onion toppings. They’re low in calories, but pack a real flavour punch in every mouthful.

The Best Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies, Tested

‘Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies, and everyone’s buzzing about a new guide from the folks behind the Vivino wine app , suggesting 12 wines to pair with 12 different types of Girl Scout cookies. Really? We were skeptical, so Gizmodo actually drank wine with Thin Mints and Trefoils. For you.

Welcome to Gizmodo’s Happy Hour . Substance abuse for nerds.

There is a science to food and wine pairings . Wine has four essential components: acidity, tannin , alcohol, and sweetness (or the lack thereof). Those same components are also found in foods. So when it comes to pairing wines with various foods, the idea is to find flavor profiles that complement each other, either through contrasting elements, or matching similar ones. “You’re basically looking for same or opposite,” Chicago-based sommelier Julia Burke told Gizmodo.

We asked a helpful young staffer named Jasper at Silver Lake Wine in Los Angeles to pick out five wines, loosely based on the Vivino guide, to pair with Trefoils, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs (these are, in our humble opinion, the only good cookies). Then we rounded up five people to participate in a cookie-and-wine pairing taste test: Gia Mora , actor /singer Sera Trimble , stunt car driver Karen Gorostieta, property manager Gizmodo science editor Jennifer Ouellette (yours truly) and Sean Carroll , Caltech physicist. (Full disclosure: Carroll is my husband.)

So how did each cookie-and-wine pairing fare? Here are our rankings, from best to worst.

Trefoils with 2013 Rudolf Furst Riesling

This was by far the best match-up, featuring a crisp, light Riesling that wasn’t cloyingly sweet. Everyone was unanimous about how well the buttery simplicity of this simple shortbread cookie paired with the wine.

“Riesling is known for its acidity, as well as a sweetness to balance that out,” Burke said. That acidity cuts through the fat and butter that forms the base of the shortbread cookie—a contrasting element—but the tinge of residual sugar in the wine matches the cookie’s sweetness. A light sparkling rosé might also pair well with a Trefoil, so long as you avoid the super-dry (Brut) bottles.

Samoas with 2007 R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Crianza Vina Cubillo

It has to be said: this was not a very good Rioja. As Gorostieta observed, “This is more of a table wine for the end of the party when you’re already drunk.” But something magical happened when we took a bite of Samoa cookie, followed by a Rioja chaser. The cookie brought out notes of coconut, cloves, and cinnamon in an otherwise undrinkable wine, making it pleasantly palatable. That’s the genius of a really good pairing.

Burke wasn’t surprised at all by this. “Spanish wines use American oak, which has a distinctive coconut flavor,” she said, along with notes of cinnamon and clove. “The Samoa has that same coconut flavor, so it’s going to draw out the nicer aspects of the Rioja.”

Do-Si-Dos with 2014 Rhythm Bike Path Zinfandel

Here’s a pairing that will take you straight back to the beloved flavors of childhood. The combination of a young, very jammy Zinfandel and the “straight-up peanut butter bomb” (per Carroll) of the Do-Si-Do tastes just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And no fancy organic peanut butter and artisanal jam, either. We’re talking Jiff and Welch’s grape jelly.

Burke said it’s the low tannins and big juicy fruit flavor of the Zinfandel that makes this combination work. A California Grenache might be good too.

Thin Mints with 2010 Azienda Agricola La Torre Brunello di Montacino

Our luck had to run out eventually, and this proved to be our first miss, even though the Brunello was everyone’s favorite wine on its own. And who doesn’t love a good Thin Mint? But together, they were disastrous. Some tasters reacted more strongly than others: “It makes my tastebuds angry,” Trimble declared, while Mora said the first bite “sent me into sour convulsions.” The overall effect was unpleasantly similar to toothpaste and orange juice.

According to Burke, this is a case of flavor profiles that are too similar to be complementary. “There’s nothing in chocolate that balances wine,” she said. She has found that chocolate works best with port: “It’s a sweet, high-alcohol fortified wine with a lot of complexity and residual sugar that can stand up to the cookie instead of bouncing up against it like a sad, deflated ball.”

The strong mint flavor in the cookie further complicates matters. “It’s not an easy flavor to pair,” Burke admitted. She recommended trying a port or sweet Lambrusco with a Thin Mint. “Or beer. There’s always beer.”

Tagalongs with 2008 Piovesole Amarone Della Valpolicella Classica

One word: blech. This was the only pairing that made both wine and cookie taste worse—the opposite of what you want to happen.

The culprit here may have been the salt in the peanut butter clashing with the high tannins in the otherwise excellent Amarone. “Salt and tannins don’t play nicely together,” Burke said. “Try some bar peanuts and watch how fast they kill your wine. If there’s a lot of tannin in your wine, the salt will find it.” She recommended a sweet ice wine to pair with saltier fare.

So three of the five pairings worked surprisingly well. We found that the cheaper wines ($20-$25 range) worked better with the cookies than the pricier bottles (

$70). There’s a good reason for this, according to Burke. “Cheaper wines tend to have a small amount of residual sugar, as well as softeners like sorbitol and glycerol, while higher-end wines are almost always completely dry,” she said. “The general rule of thumb with pairing wines and desserts is that the wine should be sweeter than the dessert.”

Other possible pairings include matching Lemonades with a crisp, citrusy Prosecco. And Malbecs are a surprisingly good match for several types of Girl Scout cookies. They’re like the Goldilocks of wines: just enough tannin, sugar, and acidity to be really flexible for food pairings.

But when it comes to pairing Thin Mints and Tagalongs, take our advice and stick with milk.

10 Girl Scout Cookie Wine Pairings This Sommelier Swears By

The only thing that can make Girl Scout cookie season better is drink pairings bringing out the best flavors in the chocolate, citrusy, or peanut buttery treats. Use these Girl Scout cookie wine pairing ideas as spirited inspiration.

Can’t get enough of those seasonal, Scout-sold cookies? Same. I&aposve been known to hide a sleeve of Thin Mints in the far corner of the freezer (you know, for safekeeping) and have bookmarked the page to order Girl Scout cookies online—just in case the Girl Scouts don’t come to my door. This year, it&aposs time for a new annual tradition: Girl Scout cookie wine pairing night! Using the training that helped me pass the level one Guild of Sommeliers exam, I put together these Girl Scout cookie wine pairing ideas to act as your template. Then you can make it your own by selecting an exact bottle online (and have it delivered to your door today!).

Keep reading for drink pairing ideas for the 10 most popular Girl Scout cookies this year, and once you’ve picked your perfect pairings, know you can recreate the sweet soiree all year long with these copycat Girl Scout cookie recipes.

Thin mints and a glass of red? Wine with Girl Scout cookies is surprisingly good

T here are a few rules to drinking wine that everyone knows. For instance, never drink a red with fish, never drink a white with a steak, and drink dessert wines with dessert. Fancy wine people (when not drinking their fancy wines with their fancy meals, of course) accompany their favorite bottles with thin-sliced meats and expensive cheeses, and would never stoop to anything as mundane as popcorn – even if the rest of us are more likely to follow Olivia Pope’s lead on pairings than any leading sommelier.

But when there are Thin Mints in the cabinet (or, better yet, in the freezer) and good television shows on the DVR, it’s time to break some rules. So I invited Bryan Garcia of Grand Cru Selections to undertake the seemingly impossible: find wines for under $20 that wouldn’t just not clash with the five most popular Girl Scout cookies – Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos – but would actually compliment them.

My inspiration was a graphic designed by the folks at Vivino, which puzzlingly paired Thin Mints with a Brunello (a combination that made one of Gizmodo’s taste testers’ mouth “angry”). I knew there had to be something in the world that you could pair with the iconic and time-sensitive treats that would make them even easier to swallow and more grown-up then I remembered.

So, while on Garcia’s Instagram and Twitter accounts you’re more likely to find foods that make your mouth water and wines that would take your breath (and a lot of your money) away, he agreed to bite the bullet and a Samoa or two for the cause.

Spoiler alert: he’s really good at picking out wines. Here are the matches:

  • The shortbread Trefoil: the French sparkling wine Domaine de la Louvetrie Atmosphéres NV ($16.99)
  • The chocolate-caramel-coconut Samoa: a 2013 Fuori Strada Toscano Rosso Sangiovese ($13.99) from Italy – in a box!
  • The peanut butter wafers and peanut butter creme Do-si-dos: a 2014 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvée Christal ($19.99) from France
  • Chocolate-and-peanut-butter Tagalongs: a Shebang Red Ninth Cuvee California ($14.99)
  • Thin Mints: a 2014 Envinate Albahra Garnacha from Spain ($19.99)

And while I (and our volunteer taste tester, Guardian reporter Sam Thielman) can attest to Bryan’s skills – the Garnacha he chose not only stood up to the challenge of tasting good with chocolate infused with peppermint oil, but made you notice the cocoa in the actual cookie underneath, and the Loire valley sparkling wine made the normally boring Trefoil taste special – it’s also a good reminder that the wine can do more than just get you drunk.

At its best, wine paired with the right foods can make both the wine and the food taste better. The reason you don’t pair a steak and a white wine, as I found out on my 21st birthday courtesy of my ex-boyfriend with terrible taste in wine, is that a citrus-y white is going to taste horrible after a bite of a peppercorn encrusted steak, and the steak is going to taste worse after the wine. Pairing a tilapia and a Bordeaux is going to make the wine taste off and the fish, depending on how it’s prepared, not taste at all.

You might not be a wine expert like Bryan, but sometimes when you want to get picking out a wine just right, go to a shop that specializes in wine and ask a clerk, or ask for the sommelier in a nice restaurant, and take their advice. Don’t assume that your best pairing is something fairly bland like popcorn, or that pairing has to be deadly serious and only in service of expensive wine and expensive foods. A little thought and help in choosing your next wine might make even your Wednesday night spaghetti and meatballs taste better than it did last week.

I mean, if it can work for a Thin Mint, it can work for anything.

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Lemonades & Gin

Topped with lemon icing, this shortbread cookie goes great with a big, juniper-y gin a London dry variety would be especially nice, says Henderson. (If you&rsquore a scout leader just back from a weekend camping trip, Henderson says to go ahead and opt for the 100-proof &ldquoNavy strength&rdquo gins like Plymouth&rsquos Navy Strength.) Or, mix up a Corps Reviver #2, which has equal parts gin, lemon juice, Cointreau, and Lillet, and is finished with just a dash of Absinthe.

5 Creative ways to cook with fresh mint

Fresh mint leaves go beyond merely garnishing desserts. This hardy herb can add a refreshing and unique flavor to many of your spring and summer meals, from savory dishes such as tabbouleh to sweet treats and dessert recipes like mint chocolate chip cookies. Here are five creative ways to cook with fresh mint.

Mint chocolate chip cookies recipe


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves and stems
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a mini food processor, combine mint and sugar. Process until mint is finely chopped. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. In the bowl of a standup mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, mint sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate pieces.
  6. Drop by two to three tablespoon-sized balls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake for nine to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool on baking sheets for two minutes, and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Mint pesto recipe

If your usual basil pesto recipe isn’t exciting your taste buds, give this mint pesto recipe a try. Boasting a vibrant flavor, it is a fun change for pasta and is especially good when paired with lamb.


  • 4 ounces fresh mint
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine mint, lemon zest and juice, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan and 1/4 cup oil. Blend until well-combined.
  2. Add more olive oil to thin pesto, if desired. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Minty tabbouleh recipe

Fresh parsley may be your go-to herb when it comes to adding herbalicious taste to your meals, but fresh mint will give your favorite recipes even more palate-pleasing flavor. Bulgur, which can be found in the bulk section of your local whole foods store, comes alive with fresh mint, citrus and tomatoes.


  • 1 cup bulgur (cracked wheat)
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup diced (seeded) cucumber
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, each tomato halved
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place the bulgur in a large bowl and stir in boiling water. Add the lemon zest, juice, olive oil and salt, stirring to combine.
  2. Cover bowl and set it aside at room temperature for about one hour.
  3. Stir in green onions, mint, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes and black pepper.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to marry.

Mint pineapple salad recipe

Mint and pineapple are a surprisingly delicious combination for a fruity side salad to accompany grilled meats or as a healthy eye-opening breakfast dish to dollop with honey-flavored Greek-style yogurt.

Watch the video: Are Air Fryers Healthy For Us? (July 2022).


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