Creamy Fresh Mint: Dressing for Coleslaw, Salads

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

1/2 cup mayonnaise, low fat or regular

If you plant fresh mint in your garden, keep in mind that it is very fast growing and requires care to keep it from overtaking other plantings. With a variety of culinary and medicinal uses, mint remains one of the popular of all herbs. Two of the most common mint varieties are spearmint and peppermint. Use mint to enliven salad and fruit dressings.

1/2 cup sour cream, regular of low fat

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt, more or less to taste

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon fresh minced mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried

Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. Makes about 1 cup. Use as a dip for vegetables or a dressings for salads. Especially good with cucumbers and coleslaw mixes. Makes about 1 cup.

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