Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Parsley, Mint and Lemon Herb Salad

Sometimes you come across a herb dish that is simple and a memorable occasion. Herb salads are generally underrated, but the health benefits and pleasure from eating herb salads are far reaching if you spend some time preparing them.

One particular recipe sticks in my mind from two years ago when it was made by a friend of mine when they cam to visit me in the summer. It is parsley and mint based as we had lots of it growing on the farm. This salad was a fresh, summer's evening herb salad that will make you taste buds come alive and give you a big tonic for living the good life. The vitamins it contains are full of healthy goodness.

The recipe was just made up off the cuff at the time, but I remember exactly how my friend actually made it and thought is was about time I put in down for others to share.

Parsley Mint and Lemon Herb Salad

It will serve up to four and shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to make.

Ingredients:

Sunflower Oil or Olive oil if you can get it
Juice of one whole lemon
2 cloves finely chopped
Two handfuls of fresh parsley (you can include the stalks)
One handful of fresh mint leaves
2 lemons
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Mix the oil, lemon juice, garlic, a touch of salt and pepper. Chop the parsley and mint leaves and put into a salad bowl. Peel the lemons and and chop them up finely, then add to the parsley and mint. Toss together add the salad dressing mixture prepared and toss again. Taste and add more salt or pepper is needed.

A great first course which will also give a paletable path for the main course ahead!

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