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Managing Spice Scarcity

How To Dry Fresh Mint

I had the opportunity to get resourceful this week. Coronavirus supply chain issues can make grocery shopping a challenge, but it can also spark creativity and innovation…unnecessary big words.  

Anyway, a clients recipe required dried mint and I couldn’t find it anywhere…tried 3 grocery stores!  This client is on a special diet, SCD, requiring clean spices meaning no preservatives, stabilizers, etc., making the search even more challenging. So, I dried the mint myself!  It was the perfect solution, fast and flavorful!  Here’s hat I did…

How To Dry Fresh Mint


  • Fresh mint – I used 1 “package” which dried down to about 2 tablespoons.


  • Remove leaves from several stems of fresh mint. 
  • Rinse and pat dry.
  • Microwave uncovered on a paper towel for 2-3 minutes or until cried but not burnt. 
  • Crumble and use immediately or store in an airtight continue until ready to use.

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