The dressing for this lime-kissed salad is light and fresh. If you'd like a richer dressing, bump up the olive oil and balance it with more lime juice.
We enjoy this salad with roasted or grilled chicken or fish. It's an equally satisfying sidekick for steak, offering a welcome respite from the meat's richness. Serve it as a cooling, elegant side dish for spicy curries. Stuff it into a pita with creamy hummus.
I rinse the veggies and pat them dry with paper towels which saves me from pulling out the dreaded salad spinner.
Put the vegetables in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, lime juice and honey to a separate small bowl and whisk to combine. Taste, adjust the both the lime juice and the honey, adding more if needed. You don't want to make the dressing overly sweet by adding too much honey. There should be a nice balance of citrus and sweet. Stir the dressing into the vegetables. Toss to combine. Adjust the salt and pepper and add the mint (if using). Serve and Enjoy!