A mild, minty vinaigrette is the perfect dressing for a light spring salad.  You won’t be overwhelmed by the mint – its a slightly tangy, creamy vinaigrette that won’t overpower the taste of other salad ingredients.  I like to use this dressing on a salad tossed with mango, red peppers, toasted macadamia nuts and goat cheese.  That exact salad is on my menu for Easter brunch this year.

Don’t save this dressing for salad – it’s great on fish or lamb too, and adds a pretty touch of spring to your plate.

Mint Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: about 1 cup dressing

Mint Vinaigrette

Makes about 1 cup of dressing and can be stored for up to 3 days.


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, tightly packed
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbs. Agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • In a large food processor, blend the oil and mint until well combined. Add remaining ingredients and blend until fully combined.