Pepper-Mint Dressing & Marinade

Ali Segersten Mar 01, 2010 9 comments


Today I thought I would share something simple. A salad dressing recipe made from fresh spearmint and black peppercorns. Hence the name, Pepper-Mint (not to be confused with peppermint). Use it on your favorite salad or use it to marinate chicken or fish. This dressing is vinegar-free and fits right into our guidelines for Phase 3 of the Elimination Diet.

Fresh spearmint can be found at your local food co-op or health food store (or growing wild in your garden if you didn't contain the roots like me)! We pulled most of the mint out of our garden last year because it was taking over. Though I do have a few plants creeping up in the herb garden right now.



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Ali Segersten

Alissa Segersten holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She is a Functional Nutritionist, the mother of five children, a whole foods cooking instructor, professional recipe developer, and cookbook author. She is passionate about helping others find a diet that will truly nourish them. Alissa is the author of two very popular gluten-free, whole foods cookbooks and guidebooks: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and Nourishing Meals. She is also the co-author of The Elimination Diet book. Alissa is the founder and owner of Nourishing Meals®.

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The Pepper-Mint dressing is absolutely delicious!! My new favorite salad dressing! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

Does anybody have a nettle lasagna recipe and can I just substitutethe nettles instead of spinach?

This dressing is great - addictive doesn't even begin to describe it!
I made a batch yesterday and used half to marinate some cubed turkey breast I sauteed for dinner. My kids loved it. I am enjoying the rest on salads - as is my son.
Bet it would be good over quinoa in a sort of middle eastern style dish, what with the mint and all.
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipe ideas.

Looks good Thanks for sharing

Ali, I made a half batch of your dressing for dinner yesterday. Bravo! Very good!

We have also been enjoying the broccoli soup though I used ground cashews in place of the almond flour. Many thanks!

This looks delish! I have been trying to find/create dressings that work in Phase 2 -- My vegan caesar didn't work out great , so I am totally excited to try this tonight! Yum. ~ Megs

Thanks! Always looking for vinegar and dairy free options! Glad the shallot is optional (also can't have onions).

Have a great day!


This would be deliciously refreshing. I bet it would also be really good drizzled over some tacos - like shredded lamb tacos or something. Mmm...

this looks awesome! i love blended greens or veggie dressings, and I love mint especially! thanks for sharing, i will totally be making this the next time i have fresh mint! genius.
-Kim |

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