I LOVE fresh mint. In the summer, it’s abundant and inexpensive at our local markets, so it’s a great way to dress up a smoothie, a simple fruit dessert, a salad, or even a glass of water.
I created this salad last year when strawberries, mint, and sugar-snap peas were all in season at our local farmer’s market. I had forgotten all about it until last night when I raided the fridge for a late-night dinner, and I was so pleased with it, I had to share with you!
This salad satisfies my midday cravings for something sweet, and I think it looks fancy, which makes my day feel a little more special.
- A plateful of mixed greens or spinach
- A handful of strawberries, chopped
- 4-5 mint leaves, finely chopped, more or less to taste
- 1 Tbsp raisins or currants
- a drizzle of the juice of 1/2 orange, as much or as little as you like
- Optional: nuts or seeds (e.g. walnuts, pumpkin seeds), orange pieces, chopped fresh veggies (like peapods!)
- Substitute: fresh lime or lemon juice instead of orange juice
Combine and enjoy!
This post is part of SortaCrunchy’s weekly “Your Green Resource.”