Grilled Apricot and Feta Salad (with Spinach)
Our college-bound niece, Chelsea, arrived with this recipe clipped from a magazine she read on the the plane en route, saying "Doesn't this sound good?!"
We didn't have time to make it while she was here--to pick up her stuff for college which was in our storage unit--but I made it this week, and it is indeed very good. I cut the recipe in 4 and added spinach to make it my lunch.
Grilled Apricot and Feta Salad
(adapted from Cosmo Sept 2012)
6 T. Extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup Champagne vinegar (or any kind you have)
1 T. creamed honey (or regular, as I did)
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 garlic clove (I skipped this)
1 T. poppy seeds
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
8 apricots, halved and pitted
1/2 small red onion, finely sliced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
4 fresh mint leaves
a bed a fresh, young spinach leaves, washed and dried
It was really good! Don't skip the pickled onions. They were worth the effort.