Mint Salad Dressing Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 225 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 394mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (16g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. 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.
  2. 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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