Hey, why doesn't someone create a new section titled recipes. It seems we all have plenty to share! )
I use my mints in salads or with Lamb. I once tried a great recipe that I got off a magazine. I more or less remembered the recipe and tried it the other day..
Arugula (or other green leafy lettuce)
Mint (sliced into thin ribbons)
Parmessiano Regiano cheese or other hard cheese(Pecorino Romano, Parmessan, etc)
Red Wine vinegar
1-2 teaspoon of sugar
salt & pepper to taste
The amounts of each ingredient are according to your likes. I typically use a handfull of arugula(can substitute any green leafy lettuce) and another handfull of mint.. about 30 soy beans(already removed from pods)..and about a 1/4 cup of parmegiano regiano cheese.
If not already cooked, cook the soybeans in their pods by putting them in boiling water for a few minutes. Chop the arugula into thick ribbons. Chop the mint into fine ribbons. Mix together the arugula, beans, mint, and cheese. In a seperate bowl, combine about about a 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar and the sugar. Once sugar is dissolved, drizzle in about a 1/4cup of olive oil while mixing with a whisk. Whisk until it emulsifies.(Looks like a salad dressing) Pour over salad and enjoy.
This recipe is loaded with essential vitamins, good fats, and protein! I've interchanged mints and types of lettuce and have always been satisfied.