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3.8.13

APRICOT SPINACH SALAD


Apricots, apricots, they leave by the buckets, everyone is welcome and yet the tree is just as loaded as before. Desperate times call for desperate measures and a new salad is born.
 
2 handful of fresh spinach
1 cup fresh apricots
1-1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 diced garlic
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
 
• Use tender young spinach and ripe but firm apricots. I left the stems on, but you may remove them if you like.
• Wash the spinach and the apricots and set them aside to drain.
• In a large skillet heat 1-1/2 Tbsp olive oil on medium low heat.
• Add the minced garlic and heat until garlic starts to get a little color.
• Add the balsamic vinegar, bring to the boil and remove from heat.
• Add the spinach and the apricots to the skillet.
• Return to heat and toss for 1 minute or until spinach begins to wilt. [Do not cook longer]
• Transfer mixture to a serving dish.
• Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
• Serve immediately.

6 comments:

  1. How lucky that you have home grown apricots; we love them too and this salad is a lovely way to showcase their gorgeous flavours. Have you thought of adding some crumbled blue cheese or even goats cheese? Now that's a meal in itself.
    BTW, I am still unable to comment on my phone, so it's only when I have a moment to sit at the computer. Hope you enjoy the weekend, it's a long one for us!

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    1. Hello Eva,

      Oh yes, I made it a week ago. I am way to busy to keep up with posting now that I can live another day. I seem to do everything in spurts, even caching up on friend blogs.

      Eva I am so sorry you can't post on my blog with your phone. I tried to change my setting to accommodate phones, but Google wanted to have my own number and I don’t want to give it to them.

      I use my cell for emergencies. I even blocked texting. Friends can reach me on my landline; I scan the calls though. ;-) Jim and I are retired. I am a reader, I listen to music, I like to think and hubby and I have long conversations. I don't want the phone clicking beside me or to know every mundane thing my friends are doing at the given moment. I observed what the phone has done to others and this constant availability to texts just doesn't make sense to me. The technology is fun, it instantly connects people, but it also reduces the contact to superficiality. I sometimes wonder if there can be meaningful conversations between people - after texting.

      Drop by my Friend whenever you have a chance and don’t make it an issue to comment on my posts. I will continue to keep an eye on the wonderful things you make and the places you go to. If not here, see you over at your place.

      Zsuzsa

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  2. I have raspberries, blackberries and many vegetables…but no fruit trees! I think I have to change that. Oh how I wish I had an apricot tree in my yard. Your salad looks lovely!

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    1. Kathy, fruit trees are great to have, but they require year around care: pruning and spraying at the right time and then you have to pick the fruit off the tree and off the ground. You do end up with more fruit then you know what to do with. Aside from this, apricot and plum trees are the hardiest and easiest to maintain.

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  3. WOW! I just went through all of the wonderful apricot recipes I missed. Love them ALL!!! Thank you for throwing in a savory dish. I usually don't think of savory with apricot, but this looks great! Great apricot series my friend!

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    1. Thank you Peach Lady! There is more to come. The tree looks as full of apricots as it did last week.

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