Sunday, May 25, 2008

Citrus Berry Salad with Agave Mint Dressing

One of the reasons I started this blog is to participate in the myriad culinary challenges that are floating around the blogosphere.  While reading The Domestic Goddess, I realized that this month's Sugar High Friday challenge is coming to an end, and Tartlette, this month's host, set a citrus challenge! I love how refreshing citrus is, so I decided to leave it mostly unadulterated in this salad.  It's amazing on its own or paired with the creamy vanilla ice cream I churned up today!  The agave and mint dressing add a sweet freshness, although the strawberries were sweet enough by themselves.

Citrus Berry Salad with Agave Mint Dressing

3 medium oranges (also great with honey tangerines!)
1 pt strawberries
1 tbs agave nectar
2-3 tbs orange juice
handful of mint leaves
tiny pinch of vanilla salt

supreme the oranges, catching the juice over a bowl.  trim and slice strawberries. set aside.
blend agave nectar with the orange drippings and salt. chiffonade mint and add with fruit.  toss. 

serve alone, on a pound cake, with ice cream, whatever.  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll eat you delish!!
If you don't get off your hands off those maracas I'm going to restrain you!!
This salad looks deliciosa! Please bring some for me :)

Helen said...

Thank you for participating! What a refreshing treat!
Tartelette