So, I am pretty excited because fresh apricots are in season! I feel like most people haven’t had the opportunity to try these babies fresh, which is unfortunate because they are so delicious! We see the dried version everywhere, but the fresh ones seem to be rare since they are only in season for a short period of time. Well, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you to enjoy fresh apricots while they are in season with this Summer Apricot Salad.
This salad was completely inspired by apricots, but I added other fresh summer ingredients to add to the cooling properties as well as the refreshing deliciousness! The fresh mint and lime add the brightness and cooling that we all want during the summer. In fact, in Ayurveda, mint and lime are considered cooling foods, so they are awesome to add to your meals in the heat.
The base salad recipe is super simple and absolutely delicious, but I love adding in salmon or chicken for some added protein so that it is even more satiating. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian though, you can totally leave as is, or add in some quinoa!The only things that you need to make this salad are a really great knife and cutting board (or mandolin), and if you’re adding protein, a cast iron skillet. I love the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, this chef’s knife, and this mandolin.
Now onto the delicious recipe…!
- 2 cups mixed local greens
- ¼ cup sliced cucumber
- 1-2 sliced apricots
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- handful mint leaves (chopped or whole)
- sprouted pumpkin seeds
- 2 T olive oil
- juice of 1 lime
- salt and pepper to taste
- Slice cucumber, apricots, and thinly slice shallots.
- Mix olive oil, lime, salt, and pepper together.
- Toss greens, mint, cucumber, apricots, and shallots in the dressing and then top with pumpkin seeds!
I would love to see your photos when you make this recipe! Don’t forget to leave your comments below if you make it and if you take photos, tag me on Instagram (@holisticrendezvous) !
Looking for more summer salad recipes? You’ll love my Noba Noodle Salad!