Mint Chutney (Weekend Herb Blogging)

I’m submitting this recipe to this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted by Ulrike of Kuchenlatein and created by the lovely Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen.

Mint is a fabulous herb. Interesting mint fact: it’s known as a “companion plant” – one that repels bad insects and attracts good ones.

Mint chutney is the perfect accompaniment to fresh ciabatta bread, a tomato and cheddar sandwich, potatoes, naan, yogurt, fresh fruit salad, and pretty much anything you can think of! Ever since Bobby brought home a container of mint chutney from the farmers’ market, I’d been dying to try to make my own version of it. Here’s my attempt – it came out really well. The mix of mint, apple, and ginger is completely divine. I used raw honey as the sweetener and it really added a nice warm flavor.

My mini blender is a bit too small to fit everything in together all at the beginning, so I just continually added the ingredients as they would fit (you get more room as you blend the ingredients). You can use more or less water as needed – just know that you can always add, but never subtract. Try to pulse the blender and judge how much more liquid you need to make this a smooth/creamy (but not watery!) spread.

Mint Chutney

1 bunch of mint (about 3 cups)
1/3 medium onion
1 tiny apple (probably the equivalent to 1/2 medium apple)
2 tablespoons grated ginger
1/2 – 1 teaspoon of chili powder (to your taste)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon honey
2-3 tablespoons water (I used a little more than 2)
juice from 1/2 lime
juice from 1/4 lemon
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Mix everything in a blender and puree until smooth. Add more or less water as needed to make this the consistency of your choice.

Enjoy! It’s best fresh 🙂

6 Replies to “Mint Chutney (Weekend Herb Blogging)”

  1. You made your own mint chutney? awesome! I just bought an Indian recipe book that has a great mint chutney too! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ll have to test out both. 🙂

    In response to the comment on my blog:
    I can never find cheap nectarines. I get it for $1.69/pound here. $1/pound sounds mighty good right now.

  2. Mmm we have so much mint in our garden, and chutney sounds like the perfect way to use some of it up.

  3. Hi! I saw your comment on my blog, so I came to check out yours. I feel like I’ve read it before. Hmmm. Anyway, tons of great recipes. This one sounds delicious! I hope I can make it soon.


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