Thursday, January 3 2013, 01:44 PM MST
Apricot and Feta Green Salad
As Aired On January 3, 2012
Recipe Courtesy Of Lydia Martinez, Whole Foods
Apricot Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons apricot nectar
1 tablespoon apricot jam
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup dried apricots, soaked for 30 minutes in 2 cups hot water
1 cup grape cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
6 cups torn dark leafy greens: kale, arugula, spinach, chard
5 ounces spring mix lettuce
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted
1.) For the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, nectar, jam, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until well blended. Set aside.
2.) For the salad, cut re-hydrated dried apricots into thin strips. In a medium bowl, gently toss tomato halves, onion and cucumber with the vinaigrette. After tossing, drain most of the vinaigrette into a large salad bowl.
3.) Add romaine and spring mix to the vinaigrette in the large bowl. Add feta and bacon, if using. Toss until thoroughly coated. Arrange apricots, tomatoes, onion and cucumber on top of salad. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts and serve immediately.
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