It’s spring! I am so excited! My mint is growing like crazy! I love having it fresh just outside of my door instead of having to buy it at the grocery!
This is the recipe I make all of the time for my salad dressing. My husband’s mom’s family is Lebanese so they make the best middle eastern food. This recipe is not exact, so you can’t mess up! So I am just guessing on the amounts, it really doesn’t matter, just make to taste!
Lebanese Salad Ingredients-
Mint (fresh is best!)-guessing 1/4 cup or more?
Salt-a Tablespoon or so
Garlic (ok, we go overboard and do about 8 cloves, but you can do less)
1/2-1 lemon, to taste
Pepper-1/2 tsp is my guess, i just grind over the mixture
Olive Oil-probably 1/2-3/4 cup
Tomatoes-I usually do 3 Roma Tomatoes
If you have a wooden bowl, it is best, but not essential. In the bowl, take the mint, salt and garlic and grind to a paste, using a pestle. Then squeeze the lemon juice into the mixture. Add Olive Oil and then grind pepper over it. Then cut up tomatoes, throw them in there, then add the lettuce. It’s that easy! Enjoy!
This makes enough for a whole bag of lettuce (Ok, you purists don’t have to use bagged lettuce! I am just telling you about how much it will cover).