When we moved in to our house, mint was taking over the ‘L’ shaped planter in the front. We pulled most of it up and transplanted some into a couple of pots. So I found myself searching for recipes with fresh mint. I found this lovely simple salad (I think I left the cilantro out, but I am sure that would be yummy too) and made it for our house warming party. I wasn’t completely sure about the honeydew mint combo, but it was highly rated. And rightly so! Such a yummy combination of fresh flavors.
So I made it into a tasty and refreshing beverage. Great for a hot summer day! And check out the many health benefits of mint: A digestive aid; soothes headaches, nausea, coughs, itchy skin, and more; beneficial to asthma suffers; facial cleanser/purifier; plus more!
Tabitha actually asked me to make this again today…unfortunately I did not have all the ingredients.
Honeydew Lime-Mint Cooler
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 to 2 cups of honeydew, cut into chunks
1. Combine juice of 2 limes with the mint leaves in a glass or shallow bowl. Using a muddler or the back of a spoon, press on the leaves and twist to break them down and release the oils (?) juice (?). Whatever, I am obviously not well versed in muddling. Place lime-mint mixture in the refrigerator for a few hours or over night to let the flavors mingle.
2. Using a metal fine mesh strainer, strain the lime juice so there are no bits of mint in the juice.
3. Pour into a blender and add honeydew. Blend until smooth.
Note: The honeydew I used was perfect. Sweet, soft, and juicy. I liked it just fine without any sweetener. It was limeade-esk. But you could certainly add a little liquid sweetener. Or a little ice for a more smoothie-like drink.