Please let me introduce my new favorite summer dressing: mint lime vinaigrette. It’s a simple and easy, unique and flavorful dressing, that goes well with many different kinds of salad. If you have mint overtaking your yard (as I do) it’s a great way to use some of that fragrant but otherwise pesky plant. My favorite salad to make with this dressing is massaged kale, sliced figs, cashews, and goat cheese, but it was also fantastic on spinach, blueberries, and almonds, or baby greens, strawberries, and pistachios. I suspect it would be equally good with melon and feta, but I haven’t tried that combination yet.
While making this dressing I also discovered that the mint, lime, and agave puree (the recipe below minus the avocado oil) make an awesome base for a margarita!
- ¼ cup chopped mint
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 2 Tbl agave syrup
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- pinch of salt
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until completely smooth.
*Not all calories are equal.