Mediterranean Inspired Salad and Mint Tea

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I am always trying to think of ways to put a new spin on salad. We eat it at least once if not twice a day and I like to keep it fun and new. Tonight when I was shopping they just seemed to have all of my favorite Mediterranean ingredients in the store and looking good. So it was a Mediterranean inspired salad to go with our fresh pasta listed below.

There is really not some magical recipe - I used a bag of mixed Italian greens, fresh mint, green onion, red bell pepper, julienne strips of sundried tomatoes and fresh cucumber. I topped it off with grated fresh zest of lemon.

And voila! It was served with fresh cracked black pepper and balsamic vinegar - fat and sodium free!

Now, since I didn't use all of the mint in the salad, I thought it would be fun to use some more of it in a mint tea:

It really is just as easy to make as it looks - bring a pot of water to a boil and add fresh mint. Boil one minute and remove from stove. Pour over ice. Serve over ice. Of course you can get fancy and use a bag of green tea or add lemon or sugar or whatever you desire!

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