Mint Sauce-New Zealand Recipe


New Zealand Mint SauceMint Sauce-New Zealand recipe version is excellent for serving with all your favorite lamb recipes. After visiting New Zealand and tasting their wonderful lamb dishes, I put together this mint sauce recipe.  Mint is an easy plant to grow and you can harvest the leaves and store them by drying the leaves or freezing them for use year round.  One great use for your mint leaves is to make mint sauce.  There are only three ingredients and so very simple and easy-to-make.  When I make it for a lamb dish It always reminds me of New Zealand.

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New Zealand Mint Sauce Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: New Zealand Mint Sauce Recipe
Servings: 1 cup
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine vinegar and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Bring just to a boil and then remove from heat.

  2. Add mint leaves and stir well.  Let the mixture sit until the mint leaves have flavored the sauce to your satisfaction.

  3. Strain the mint leaves out and discard.

  4. Pour in a refrigerator container with a lid to store.  This sauce will keep for several months in the refrigerator.

  5. Makes 1 cup.

Comments and Reviews

2 Responses to “Mint Sauce-New Zealand Recipe”

  1. Michael Neville

    New Zealanders may use this recipe but it’s been an English condiment since at least the 1600s.

    I use white wine vinegar in place of white vinegar because I prefer the flavour. I also add a pinch of salt.

  2. Nikki

    Absolutely nobody in New Zealand would strain out the mint leaves. NOBODY!


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