Thursday, 7 August 2008

Spinach, Apricot & Feta Salad

Another salad with fruit and cheese. I do like the combo and it makes a great light meal. As such, we ate it all ourselves, but it would probably make up to 6 side-salads.

Apricots are probably one of my favourite fruits, but they are around for such a short time. Put them in everything while you can! In retrospect, this would have been even better with a handful of dried cranberries and chopped nuts added.

2 to 6 servings
20 minutes prep time

Spinach Apricto and Feta Salad
8 cups fresh young spinach
12 to 16 small fresh ripe apricots
150 grams (1/3 pound) feta cheese

Clean the spinach carefully - soak it in cold water, then pick it over, discarding any tough stems or damaged leaves. If the leaves are large, tear them up a bit. Dry them in a salad spinner.

Arrange the lettuce in the serving bowl or bowls, and arrange the washed and chopped apricots and crumbled feta cheese over it. Drizzle the salad dressing over the salad. That's it; you're done.

1/4 cup hazelnut or walnut oil
1/4 cup raspberry or other fruit vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt & pepper
1/16 teaspoon cayenne

Put the above in a jar and shake, or whisk together.

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