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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
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/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.
Originally published as Mint Salad Dressing in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p229

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  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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