I have to admit that I am not a fan of mint...so I just omitted it. I also chose to use my food processor to do all the chopping. Furthermore, a little more lemon juice seemed to add some zestiness that was a bonus. And some extra walnuts because it makes this a much more substantial part of my vegetarian or paleo menu items. I didn't have cumin seeds while making this one evening and used ground cumin instead...delicious and easy. I also changed in dark raisins and even cranberries.
This recipe can be made days in advance and presents beautifully.