Cilantro-and-Mint Salad

Cilantro-and-Mint Salad

It’s not just cilantro-and-mint salad, of course. There is parsley as well, and also arugula and baby lettuce: a jumble of herbs and soft greens lightly dressed with lime juice and oil. It’s a terrific salad to serve as a foil to spicy food, or to sprinkle on a taco as kind of green-ish version of pico de gallo.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Wash the herbs and greens. Fill a large bowl or clean sink with cold water, and add the leaves. Swish them around to loosen dirt, then gently lift out and dry in a salad spinner or on clean kitchen towels. (You can do this up to a day ahead, refrigerating the dry leaves in sealed plastic bags or containers with a paper towel to absorb excess water.)
  2. Step 2

    When ready to serve, whisk together the salt, pepper, red-pepper flakes, lime juice and olive oil in a small bowl, then check the seasonings. Put the leaves in a large bowl, drizzle the dressing over them and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.