Fresh mint is a popular herb that will grow in almost any soil. Here it stars in a special salad dressing.–Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Mixed salad greens
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water and mint. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Strain and discard mint.
- Place olive oil in a small bowl; whisk in mint syrup. Whisk in lemon juice, salt and paprika. Drizzle over salad greens. Yield: 3/4 cup.
Originally published as Mint Salad Dressing in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p229
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