Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pick of the Day: Apricot

Apricots are both delicious and nutritious. They are a wonderful source of vitamin A (beta-carotene). They are a good source of potassium and fiber. In addition, they contain the amino-acid tryptophan (associated with increased serotonin levels, aka “happy chemicals”).  

Apricots taste amazing when cooked, which is why I made this amazing salad!

Grilled Apricot and Walnut Salad


4-6 Apricot halves.
1 cup fresh arugula.
1 Tbs. goat cheese.
1 ½ Tbs. walnuts.
2 Tsp. balsamic vinegar.
1 Tsp. extra virgin olive oil.
Salt and pepper (to taste).

You will also need (optional):
Grill pan (pictured) or grill.


Using the grill pan or grill assemble apricots face down onto a medium flame. Cook apricots until brown (3-5 minutes) and rotate and repeat on the other side. Remove from flame and let the apricots cool for about five minutes. While the apricots are cooling, assemble arugula and goat cheese onto a plate. Add the apricots. Sprinkle the walnuts followed by the oil and vinegar. Add salt and pepper (to taste). Enjoy!!!!!

© Kate Ezra Wolf, 2012

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