Recipe by Mary Kathryn
"This ultra easy, wholesome salad uses dried mint in an olive oil dressing with avocados, hearts of palm, black olives, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber. Choose iceberg, romaine, or butter lettuce for the greens."
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romaine lettuce - washed, dried and torn into bite-sized pieces
cherry tomatoes, rinsed, stemmed, and halved
1 (14.25 ounce) can
hearts of palm, drained and sliced
1 (15 ounce) can
black olives, drained
ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
coarsely chopped cucumber
garlic salt to taste
salt and ground black pepper to taste
crushed dried mint
This was simple, healthy and tasty! However I like a little tang in salads, so I followed the suggestion of one reviewer to add vinegar (I used red wine vinegar) and honey. I added two thinly sliced green scallions. I also substituted drained artichoke hearts for the hearts of palm (which I didn't have on hand), and used fresh taragon from my garden. I suppose you could use basalmic vinegar and/or fresh basil, or poppy seed for other variations.
This was simply delicious. I usually change something in the recipes I try, either because I don't have or don't care for an ingredient. For this one, I followed exactly (except I used fresh mint from my yard). Then I forgot to add the hearts of palm I had just bought for it!! ARGH! But it was still delicious -- made it for girls' dinner and there was none left! Thanks!
This salad was very flavorful, and the leftovers did not get soggy after sitting in the fridge for a day or two. If you don't care for mint, dried basil would be a great substitute. This recipe made a lot - 2 dinner salads for my family of 5, plus 2 lunches for me!
This was really good. I'm a big fan of dressings that don't cover everything up, and this one works for me. Thanks for the recipe!
Very good salad. I used romaine for the greens. I like my dressing a little more full bodied, so I tried it then added a honey mustard dressing. Even for all that, I love the combination of salad ingredients--so easy, and I probably wouldn't have added hearts of palm to a regular salad on my own. Thanks for the recipe!
This was an easy and quick salad to make. I added some red wine vinegar and a little honey to the dressing.
Yum! The mint (I used fresh) adds so much flavor to this salad. Like the previous reviewer, I used artichoke hearts instead of hearts of palm. I thought this would need vinegar, but the tomatoes, artichokes, and olives give it enough of a tang. I'll probably try it with a touch of white wine vinegar at some point. A definite keeper!
the mint was a really nice touch. the oil and the avacado made sort of a paste that coated everything. Very good!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Green Salad with Dried Mint
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 156
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