Simple Spinach Salad With Fresh Apricots and Apricot Salad Dressing

4 people
20 min

Last Updated on April 15, 2022 by

Apricot Spinach Salad – this salad makes a great summer salad taking advantage of seasonal produce. Add some grilled protein and make it a complete summer meal!

With apricots now becoming a regular fixture at the markets with summer approaching, I got some nice ripe ones a few days ago. After eating a few as is, what does a cook do with a bunch of gorgeous fruit on her table? She tries to come up with delicious recipes, utilizing the rosy beauties.

After trying and loving the traditional Hyderabad treat, Khubani Ka Mitha, I used the rest of the apricots in this salad. I love fruit in salads and this one was no exception.

During the summer, none of us really likes to spend a whole lot of time in a hot kitchen. Salads make the perfect summer meals. All you need to do is add some grilled protein like chicken, shrimp or paneer/halloumi (cooking cheeses) and it turns into a complete meal. Here are some other salads to make your summer meals healthy, hassle free and delicious!

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This fabulous dressing really puts the salad over the top!

Apricot Spinach Salad is so simple to put together – making it a quick and simple summer meal!

Delicious and healthy!

Enjoy as a side salad or transform into a complete meal by adding some grilled protein. I added a Costco Salmon Burger and it makes the perfect summer meal!

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Simple Spinach Salad With Fresh Apricots and Apricot Salad Dressing
Recipe details
  • 4  people
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Apricot Salad Dressing Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons harissa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Spinach Salad Ingredients
  • 4 apricots sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach leave firmly packed
  • 3 large radishes thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Manouri cheese or feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds plus extra for garnish

To make the salad dressing, whisk together the preserves, mustard, cumin, salt, lemon juice and harissa.
While whisking continuously, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.
In a large bowl, combine apricots, spinach, radish, zest, cheese and pomegranate seeds.
Add a little dressing and toss well.
Serve, garnished with more pomegranate seeds.
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