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Strawberry-Mint Salad

May 17, 2012

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!

Strawberry-Mint Salad
Serves 1
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.” 


One Comment leave one →
  1. May 17, 2012 3:58 pm

    love fresh mint tea 🙂 also really like the idea of putting strawberries in a salad!

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