Cooking With Mint: Baked Broccoli, Pea and Mint Patties

Mint isn’t just for mojitos; it can complement everything from chocolate to soups. Mint is often used in Middle Eastern, Thai and Vietnamese dishes, but why is mint one of the most underutilized herbs in most homes today?

Mint’s versatility can make the perfect addition to drinks, desserts and savory meals. You can’t say that about too many other herbs!

I love mint in my water with lemon. Also, my absolute favorite dish is from a Vietnamese restaurant near us who serves big bowls of pho with flavorful mint, basil and cilantro. I love mint, I just haven’t cooked with it enough.

Add these broccoli, pea and mint patties to your recipe box. A few of you might be hesitant at first with these ingredients. Broccoli and Peas?! 

Yes, just trust me.

There’s just something about peas and mint that go well together. Combine those healthy veggies with mint and some breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and it’s a surprisingly delicious side dish or addition to a lunchbox. It’s even more delicious when you serve them with a Litehouse dip or dressing.

With the new addition of Litehouse’s Instantly Fresh Mint in stores, we are working on building up our recipe collection featuring mint so you can get some ideas and finally get in the kitchen with this delicious herb!

• This Winter Cranberry Mojito has a fresh burst of flavor with a mint infused simple syrup.
Watermelon, Feta and Mint salad is the perfect amount of sweet and savory.
• These Lemon, Ginger and Mint ice cubes will surely have you drinking more water!
• Warm up this fall with Pho-Inspired Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle soup.
Shrimp Summer Roll Salad with a Thai Peanut Drizzle sounds so delicious.
Pomegranate Glazed meatballs with salty feta and Instantly Fresh mint will be a hit at your holiday party.
Gift this Holiday Fruit and Nut Couscous Mix with Instantly Fresh Mint this year.

How do you use mint? If you’ve never used mint in a recipe, try one from the Litehouse blog!

Baked Broccoli, Pea and Mint Patties

Serves 5 | Finish in 35 minutes

These broccoli, pea and mint patties are a healthy addition to any lunchbox. Serve with any of Litehouses’s dips or dressings!


3 cups steamed broccoli 
2 cups steamed sweet peas,
2 eggs, 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs,
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Mint
1 Tbsp Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Optional: 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese to coat patties


Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until everything is finally chopped and combined. Form 1/2 cup of the mixture into patties. If desired, coat each patty with extra breadcrumbs and cheese. Place the patties on the lined baking sheet and bake about 12-15 minutes. Serve with any of Litehouses’s dressings or dips!

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