Golden Apricot Salad Dressing

It happened again! I bought some apricots that weren’t quite ripe. I figured that’s okay, I set them on counter and next thing I know they are overripe. They smell so sweet, but are just too squishy to eat raw. My solution is Golden Apricot Salad Dressing…

Apricot Dressing

Apricots

Apricots are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. Apricots are rich in the antioxidants beta-carotene and lycopene which, are known to promote heart health and protect against several cancers.

Vitamin A: promotes healthy eyes, skin, hair, and teeth

Lycopene-rich foods: may reduce the risk of developing cancer

Beta-carotene: helps protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation

 

Golden Apricot Dressing

 

Can you believe that amazing color?!! This is one of many reasons I believe you should Pick Fresh Foods…beautiful natural color!

Golden Apricot Dressing
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Ingredients
  • 2 fresh apricots, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 packet stevia or 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup canola oil
Instructions
  1. Place apricot in a bowl and puree with an emulsion blender.
  2. Add vinegar, stevia, and salt; blend.
  3. With blender running pour in oil. Blend just until combined.

 

 

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I normally like to use olive oil when making a salad dressing, but here I found it over-powered the apricots. I opted for Canola oil. It’s mild flavor allowed the apricots to be the dominate flavor.

 

Golden Apricot Dressing

 

I paired my Golden Apricot Salad Dressing with a Spinach Salad topped with sliced pears, crumbled blue cheese, and walnuts.  It flavor combination is amazing! The Golden Apricot Salad Dressing is smooth and slightly sweet, it is the perfect topping for any salad :D

 

Comments

  1. I want to eat that salad – right now! I also suffer from ‘poor apricot picking.’ The apricots are never quite ripe when I buy them, but it seems like they are overripe in no time! The apricot dressing is such a unique idea (and fabulous solution!) – and it would be so delicious paired with the pears and blue cheese. And, of course, I love the flavor and texture of walnuts in salads. Well done!

    • Thanks Gretchen :D I love apricots and It drives me crazy waiting for them to ripen and then next thing you know …over-ripe. Happens all the time, especially with avocados. They are like time bombs! Lol This was one of those “I’m glad I tried it ideas” because I simply love the flavor.

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