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This homemade vegan cilantro mint chutney recipe is so easy and quick to make, it also has no yogurt. In addition, this Indian inspired sauce is perfect to serve with vegan biryani, it's gluten free and dairy free!
Other than biryani, you can also serve this mint chutney with samosas, naan or other Indian dishes. It has a tangy and sweet flavor that works great for many plant based dishes.
Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about how you can customize it and learn some tips.
How to make vegan cilantro mint chutney
Fresh Mint and Cilantro
The two key ingredients are fresh mint and cilantro. They give so much flavor and work great in this recipe.
You will need to make sure the avocado is ripe because that will change the taste and texture. It's great for making this chutney so creamy and also healthy!
Lemon Juice and maple syrup
For a tangy flavor, we will be adding lemon juice but you can sub for lime juice. We'll also add a little bit of maple syrup to balance out the tanginess with some sweetness.
Jalapeno and salt
If you do not want this chutney to be spicy, you can remove the jalapeno seeds or you can also omit the jalapeno. Always adjust the salt and make sure it's to your liking.
Garlic and Ginger
Raw garlic can be overpowering so I added just 1 clove but you can add another one if you like. I also add fresh ginger to give more flavor.
How to make it
- First, you will need to add all the ingredients into the food processor or blender and then blend until you don't have big chunks.
- After you have reached the desired consistency, taste and then adjust the salt, lemon juice, or maple syrup if needed. You can also add more water if the consistency is too thick. Serve immediately.
How to use it
As I mentioned before, there are so many ways to use this dip or sauce but here are some ideas:
- Serve with flavorful Indian dishes like vegan biryani
- Pair with naan bread or samosas
- Pour over roasted vegetables
- Serve with basmati rice
Tips & Variations
- After blending, you can place it in the fridge for an hour so it will be cold.
- If the recipe is too thick, add more water 1 teaspoon at a time.
- If it's too watery, add more avocados.
- Always adjust to taste to your liking, and add more salt if needed!
How to store it
Since we are using avocados, I don't recommend storing this vegan cilantro mint chutney for more than 1 to 2 days. I also don't think it would freeze well so keep that in mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes but that would replace the avocado so make sure to omit the avocado then.
I don't recommend it since that's the main flavor.
Yes, dry mint will not work for this recipe.
This Indian inspired homemade recipe comes together in 5 minutes and it is so easy. It is also:
- Gluten free, Soy free, and Dairy free
- So flavorful
- Perfect for many plant based dishes
- Also so delicious!
More plant based sauces & dips to try
So, did you make this? I’d love for you to leave a comment and rate the recipe. You can also share your photo of the recipe on Pinterest and tag me on Instagram using @avocadocentric or #avocadocentric! xo, SelinPrint
This homemade vegan cilantro mint chutney recipe is so easy and quick to make, it also has no yogurt. This Indian inspired sauce is gluten free and dairy free!
- ¾ cup packed fresh mint leaves
- ½ packed fresh cilantro
- 1 jalapeno (seeds removed if preferred)
- 4 tablespoon avocado (roughly half of an avocado)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ginger (minced)
- ¼ teaspoon salt or more to taste
- 2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 5 tablespoon water (adjust as needed)
- Add all the ingredients into the food processor or blender and blend until you don't have big chunks.
- After you have reached the desired consistency, taste and adjust the salt, lemon juice or maple syrup if needed. Add more water if the consistency is too thick. Serve immediately.
After blending, you can place it in the fridge for an hour so it will be cold.
If the recipe is too thick, you can add more water 1 teaspoon at a time.
If it's too watery, you can add more avocados.
Always adjust to taste to your liking, and add more salt if needed!
- Serving Size: 6
- Calories: 30
- Sugar: 1.6g
- Sodium: 101.3mg
- Fat: 1.8g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 3.6g
- Fiber: 1.2g
- Protein: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: vegan mint chutney, mint chutney, cilantro chutney