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Mint Salad Dressing

 Mint Salad Dressing
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 tablespoon) equals 225 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 394 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.