Originating in the Mediterranean region, Spearmint is an aromatic perennial herb of the Mint family.
Rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, it has sweet fragrance, pungent taste and cooling aftertaste.
This energizing herb is used to add flavor to a variety of sweet and savory dishes, including meats, fish, salads, deserts and beverages.
Instructions: Place in a sunny location, provide afternoon shade during hot summers. Water regularly. Do not refrigerate.
Harvest desired amount as needed.
Watermelon Cucumber Salad
For the Honey Vinaigrette
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- pinch of salt
For the Watermelon Salad
- 1 5 lb watermelon, peeled, cut into cubes
- 2 English (or Hot House) cucumber, cubed (about 2 cupfuls of cubed cucumbers)
- 15 fresh mint leaves, torn
- 15 fresh basil leaves, torn
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, more to your liking
In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, lime juice, olive oil and pinch of salt. Set aside for a moment.
In a large bowl or serving platter combine the watermelon, cucumbers, and fresh herbs.
Top the watermelon salad with the honey vinaigrette and gently toss to combine. Top with the feta cheese and serve!