I tried to grow mint this year, unsuccessfully and don’t ask me why.  I like to put mint in my lemonade, teas and salads. Delicious and I enjoy the smell too! Here’s an easy way to use mint in your summertime or anytime salad:

What you need:

2 small to medium sized zucchini

2 small yellow (summer) squash

1/3 cup fresh mint leaves

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Pepper to taste

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts if desired

Directions:

  • Thinly slice or shave the zucchini and yellow squash. It should be very thin.  Set aside in a bowl.

Tip: Using a peeler makes life much easier!

  • Cut the mint leaves into strips by rolling them together, then slicing into strips, then add the bowl with the squash.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil and lemon juice, then continue whisking and add the salt and pepper; taste and adjust for flavor, add more if necessary.
  • Drizzle this dressing over the squash in the bowl, add the toasted pine nuts and toss together.
  • Let mixture stand for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Serve in small salad bowls and sprinkle with more toasted pine nuts if desired.

This is a great meal all by itself but I also like to add fresh grilled salmon and a glass of wine and you’ll be in heaven! Enjoy!

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