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Lime-Mint Creamy Salad Dressing

peppermint leaves peppermint leaves (photo by jhy)
You will need:
  • 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
You can use the cream for a fuller flavor, or the yogurt to keep things light.

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.


AutismUnited said...

I have lots and lots of mint, going crazy in my garden. Very nice dressing recipe, look forward to trying.

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