Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fun with Pineapple and Mint (2 recipes)

In the summer I love mint and pineapple! These flavors combined make the ultimate cocktail of bliss for the taste buds. It is very refreshing and light – perfect for salads and drinks.

Today’s recipes feature a delicious smoothie and salad dressing. If you purchase your mint leaves, you can use the left over mint for a refreshing water drink. Sliced lemons , mint, and ice water in a pitcher makes a great thirst quencher in the hot summer.

Pineapple Mint Vinaigrette

In food processor combine:

· ½ cup pineapple juice

· 2 Tbsp rice vinegar

· 2 Tbsp oil

· 1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves

Pour over salad greens. I sprinkled craisins and shredded mozzarella on my greens. Is also great on grilled chicken.

Kiwi Mint Mixer

· 1 mango

· 4 kiwis

· 1 ½ cup pineapple juice

· 4 mint leaves

Peel mango and cut into slices. Scoop kiwi out of skins. Put all ingredients into food processor and blend well. Serve over ice or chilled.

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