Traditional Fresh Mint Sauce
real mint sauce

Traditional Fresh Mint Sauce

Last Updated on 11/01/2022 by richard

Mint sauce has a long history in England, traditionally served with roast lamb.

Mint grows so freely that once you know the trick you never need to buy mint sauce again.

real mint sauce

Traditional Fresh Mint Sauce

A fragrant and delicious accompaniment for roast lamb
No ratings yet
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 14 kcal
How Difficult Easy
Suitable for Vegetarian Diet


  • bunch of mint
  • pinch salt
  • 4 tbsp boiling water
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar


  • Strip off the mint leaves, sprinkle with salt and chop finely.
  • Place into a jug, add the sugar and pour over the boiling water, stir and leave to cool.
  • Stir in the vinegar and taste.
  • Add more water or vinegar and adjust seasoning to suit your taste.


Original recipe by James Martin.


Calories: 14kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gSugar: 3g
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating