How to make Mint Sauce

First grow your mint.

Common mint in a pot

This recipe uses Common Mint.

Best place to get it: make friends with a gardener who has some - very easy to dig out a bit of a root, and off you go!

Growing Common Mint or Spearmint
  • Can be invasive, so plant it in a large tub,
  • Prefers a sunny  position, but will grow in part shade,
  • Soil: fertile, moist,  well drained,
  • Tip prune regularly to promote fresh growth
  • Be prepared to pull it out of its pot and hand over a piece to your new friend.

Place a pot under your tap to catch any drips when you are watering.

Some Mint Resources:

Department of Primary Industries, NSW

Herb Herbert Fact Sheets

Mint Sauce

1 recycled jar (old Moccona coffee jars are good – ours was about 200gms,)

10 healthy sprigs of common mint, finely chopped

¼ to ½ cup of boiling water

½ cup of malt vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar

Salt and black pepper to taste
* vary your amounts to suit the size of your jar


  1. Put the chopped mint into your clean jar and add the boiling water (about 1/3 of the jar)
  2. Allow to infuse for 3 minutes, then stir in vinegar and sugar.
  3. Taste, and then add your salt and pepper to suit your taste.
  4. Will keep in the fridge for about 6 months. Serve as a condiment with roast lamb.