Garden Salad with Lemon and Mint dressing

This is a very popular Mediterranean salad. The mint and lemon pair perfectly together. If you have fresh mint in your herb garden, then snip some mint leaves instead of the dried mint.

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Garden Salad with Lemon and Mint Dressing
Serves 4
Velvet Edition: "Mediterranean" Recipe
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 head romaine or iceberg lettuce
  2. 2 small tomatoes cut into quarters.
  3. 1/2 English cucumber cut in half and then into 1/4 inch slices
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  6. 1 teaspoon dried mint or fresh chopped mint leaves
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the dressing
  1. Combine the olive oil, lemon, salt and mint in a bowl. Make an emulsion by mixing all the ingredients together and them pour the dressing over the salad. Serve.
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, chop the Romaine lettuce into one inch pieces.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cucumbers
  3. Add the dressing and gently toss together
  4. Serve immediately
♣Notes
  1. 1. You can use any kind of lettuce. But romaine lettuce does not wilt as fast as for example, iceberg lettuce and stays crisp much longer.
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