|peppermint leaves (photo by jhy)|
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute
- 4 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 c. whipping cream OR 1/2 c. yogurt
Combine 1 T. mint (peppermint, spearmint, etc.) with the sugar in a small bowl and crush the mint against the side of the bowl with a spoon. Stir in the lime juice and continue to crush the mixture until the mint juices are released. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
Press the mint extract through a sieve and discard the crushed leaves. Slowly add the juice to the cream/yogurt. Add the remaining T. of chopped mint. Mix well.
For good flavor allow this to sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Overnight is best.
This dressing is good on a cole slaw of green and Savoy cabbage, cucumber and onion.
The first time I made this, I didn't discard the crushed leaves, but just mixed them in. It seemed to be fine.