"Does that sound good to you?" she asked.
"It's a recipe I recently found -- it's easy. Mint, sugar, and mayonnaise."
"Gross!" I said. "Maybe with sour cream, or something, but mayo? That's disgusting! MAYO?"
"I can make something else. Do you want me too?"
"No, we'll try it. It sounds gross -- but whatever."
This is simple syrup in the making.
This is mint -- this is what makes the simple
syrup taste minty!
|This is what makes the |
dressing taste yummy!
And these delicious berries were the proud
recipients of a delicious mint dressing!
Mint Syrup (and Dressing)
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of mint, cleaned and rough chopped
1 cup of mayonnaise
Bring water and sugar to boil in a sauce pan. Stir until dissolved. Boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and drop in mint leaves. Cover and steep for 20 minutes. Strain leaves from syrup mixture and pour syrup into a container. Refrigerate.
Now, this is where you can get creative!
Use this mint syrup to flavor your tea or lemonade . . .or any other use you can think of! I can't think right now -- I'm typing!
To make the dressing
whisk in 1 cup of mayonnaise into the mint syrup. Drizzle over your delicious fruit.
I know I said "whisk" -- which is fine. But we (my mom and I) determined that using an immersion blender was preferred. We wanted a smooth dressing.
We (my mom and I again) decided that this makes a LOT of dressing -- and using a 1/2 cup of mint syrup and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise would be sufficient.
We (yep, the 2 of us again) also decided that once the fruit was dressed, it would be nice to have a small (and cute, I might add) bottle of dressing so that people can pour more yummy, minty deliciousness onto their fruit, if they wanted.