Skip to content

Mint-Jalapeño Salsa


I first put together the prototype of this sauce for use as a condiment with some grilled lamb skewers. I liked the result very much and, since making the first batch, I began to think of other ways it might be used. It is very simple to make as well as being versatile, so I thought I would share the basic recipe with you today…

The Ingredients

  • 11/2 – 2 cups fresh Mint Leaves;
  • 3 Scallions, chopped;
  • 3 small Jalapeños, seeded and chopped;
  • ½ cup light Olive Oil (more or less);
  • ¾ tsp. Salt;
  • 1 generous pinch Black Pepper;
  • 2 Tbsp. Vinegar.



All you need do is put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend well until as smooth as possible. I have left the actual amount of oil a little vague as you may wish to use more or less depending on the thickness of the finished sauce that you desire. Once blended, all you need do is pop it in the fridge and let the flavors meld together overnight.

As I say, I first used this to drizzle over skewers of lamb chunks with onion but there are many possibilities for the sauce including:

  • As a marinade, either standalone or blended with a little yogurt;
  • As a cold sauce for lamb or Donair meat, again alone, or with yogurt;
  • As a dip for whatever you like; or,
  • As a warm sauce for roast lamb, or various vegetables.

You can, of course, extend the basic flavors with the additional ingredients (rosemary, or capers perhaps) and make it thinner with extra vinegar, lemon juice, or whatever you like. I will be posting some of my experiments with this batch in due course but I hope you will have fun playing with the basic theme yourselves.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Interesting combination of jalapeno and mint. How about yogurt to replace oil and vinegar?

    March 2, 2017

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Lamb Patty with Mint-Jalapeno Salsa | Sybaritica
  2. Mint-Jalapeno Beef Ribs | Sybaritica

Comments, thoughts or suggestions most welcome...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Meet & Eats

The food that I've had the pleasure of meeting and eating.

Uncle Grumpy's Playroom

Current events, humor, science, religion, satire

Food Travel Lover

走过的地方 尝过的美食 留下的回忆

The Odd Pantry

Essays on food

Reputable Sources

Organizing ferments since 2013

that Other Cooking Blog

. food . photo . sous vide .


My Virtual Cookbook to Share My Love and Joy of Food and Cooking One Recipe at a Time

lola rugula

my journey of cooking, gardening, preserving and more

Yummy Lummy

I cook, photograph and eat food with the occasional restaurant review!

Eye Of the Beholder

A pair of eternally curious eyes and a camera...Life is beautiful.

gluten free zen

Taking The Stress Out Of Gluten-Free Grain-Free & Dairy-Free Living

Clayton's Kitchen

Big flavors and fun cooking from a cubbyhole kitchen

Bunny Eats Design

Happy things, tasty food and good design


Dentist chef, just a dentistry student who practice the dentist's cooking recipes in a dentist's kitchen

Mad Dog TV Dinners

Guess what's coming to dinner?


Real Food & Real Opinions

Bento Days

Making bentos for kids

Garden to Wok

Fresh and tasty!

Bam's Kitchen

Healthy World Cuisine

Trang Quynh

everyone is special in their own way :)

Farm to Table Asian Secrets

Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season


If people say that life is too short to drink bad wine, it means also that life is too short to eat crappy food!

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

The Unorthodox Epicure

Confessions of an Aspiring Food Snob

The 好吃 Challenge

1 girl, 273 days, 100 recipes


a recipe sharing and bento blog


Just another site

The Food Nazi

Never try to eat more than you can lift

Expat Chef in Barcelona

From my kitchen to yours

Keeping Up With the Holsbys

a journey into my head and my pantry

Nurul's Culinary Adventures

I Love Food, the Universe and Everything!!


home-cooking recipes, restaurant reviews, International cuisine ,

Naked Vegan Cooking

Body-positive Vegan Goodness

Bites of Food History

Sharing my Experimental Archaeology of Food

Stefan's Gourmet Blog

Cooking, food, wine


A Journey About Food, Recipes And Destinations


Fresh, exciting and adventurous food journey

One Man's Meat

Multi-award winning food blog, written in Dublin, Ireland.

%d bloggers like this: