I have been pondering how to use my mint plant growing outside for a few weeks now. All I could think of was mojitos.... bad sign? Maybe :) Anyways, I finally came across a recipe for strawberries in a honey mint sauce, so I just decided to expand on the idea and add more fruit and a little tang! You can use whatever fruit you have on hand, but since I didn't use honey, sweet fruit is best unless you like especially sour fruit salad! This recipe is super simple and really fast. It's a great addition to any meal!
Fruit Salad with Lemon-Mint Dressing
10-12 large strawberries
1 cup blueberries
2 large sprigs of fresh mint leaves
Make about 4 cups
Cut off stems from strawberries and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
Halve papaya and scoop out seeds. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
Remove fuzzy skin from kiwis, halve and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
Add all cut fruit to a large bowl, along with blueberries.
In a food processor add mint leaves and juice of 1 lemon. I also had to add a strawberry, because the leaves just stuck to the side and didn't blend.
Pulse for about 30 seconds.
Pour lemon-mint dressing over fruit and toss to coat.
Refrigerate for about 1 hour, to allow flavors to mix!
|After an hour the fruit doesn't look pretty, but it taste great!|