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Summer Salad with Zingy Minty Dressing
Summer and salads go hand in hand – so why not try this super simple and super tasty fresh minty dressing on a salad of your choice.
This summer salad is great for Pitta, but if you are experiencing Vata imbalances I recommend avoid raw salads as it’s too difficult to digest for Vata types. If you don’t know your Dosha, (mind-body type), make sure to take my Dosha quiz here!
Don’t stress too much about what to use for your salad – pick your favourites but try including cooling cucumber (augmenting vegetables) and leafy greens (extractive vegetables) if you can.
I mainly used ingredients straight from our garden,spinach, sprouted alfalfa, raw courgettes, raw fresh peas and some borage flowers to garnish!
Remember that salads are a little harder for us to digest – so you should try and eat them when your digestive fire ‘Agni’ is strongest (lunch and afternoon).
If you want to learn more about Ayurvedic guidelines to eating, check out my online course – Introduction to Ayurveda & Conscious Living!
This recipe makes enough for a large family salad – double up if having a party! It stores well in the fridge for a couple of days as well.
Ingredients for the Dressing
Handful of fresh mint leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
Pinch or two of salt
Ground black pepper to taste
Pour all ingredients into a small blender.
Blitz until mint is finely chopped and ingredients are all combined.
Leave to stand for a few minutes to allow flavours to combine.
Drizzle over your favourite salad.
P.S. If you leave the dressing in the fridge it may separate – so give it a good stir before using again.