Summertime and the weather is warm, we want lemonade and summer salads. Lite crisp salads with loads of flavor. And no heavy dressings. This is the time for airy vinaigrettes. During a recent trip to Trader Joes, I found a box of organic apricots, a fruit I don’t see in the stores very often. I was inspired to create a healthy salad using apricot as a starring role.
The bright orange color of an apricot needed a compliment that was bright and flavorful, so I chose a beet. Being that Beets is in the name of my blog, many people ask why I don’t work with Beets more often. So here you go.
I used ingredients that could each be the star of a dish, yet this salad is quite simple. Arugula is peppery, apricots are sweet, pears and beets both offer a hint of sweet spicyness and blue cheese in tangy. Add a light and refreshing apricot vinaigrette to anchor the salad and tone down the strong flavors. I think I have found the perfect summer salad. Of course, if apricots are not as readily available in your area, peaches would make a great substitute. Even mangos.
A beautiful sweet and spicy summer salad with Apricot Vinaigrette #summerrecipes Click To Tweet
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