Fresh mint adds a light touch to this refreshing salad.

Spicy Sweet Snap Salad

Fresh mint adds a light touch to this refreshing salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 bags fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 pound strawberries

Directions

In small saucepan, bring to boil ½ cup water, ½ bunch mint leaves (left as a bunch), sugar, balsamic vinegar and pepper. Lower heat; simmer for 5 minutes. In cup, stir cornstarch and 2 teaspoons water to make a paste, then stir paste into saucepan. Bring to full boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool 10 minutes. Strain the cooked mint from dressing. In large bowl, add sugar snap peas, onion and strawberries. Coarsely chop remaining bunch of mint. Gently toss the dressing and mint over the fruit and vegetables. Serve chilled.