Simple Spinach Salad with Fresh Apricots and Apricot Salad Dressing

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Last Updated on April 15, 2022 by Chef Mireille

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!

Spinach Salad with Apricot Salad Dressing

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!

Salad Recipes

This fabulous Apricot Salad Dressing really puts the salad over the top!

Apricot Salad Dressing

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

plate of Spinach Salad with Fresh apricots and Manouri cheese

Delicious and healthy!

plate of Spinach Salad with Fresh apricots,pomegrante seeds and manouri cheese

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!

plate of Apricot Spinach Salad with salmon burger on top
plate of Spinach Salad with fresh apricots
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Apricot Spinach Salad

This salad takes advantage of seasonal produce. Add some grilled protein for a complete summer meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Chef Mireille

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3595IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Wow what beautiful salad. I am eating it with my eyes. Great pic. Thanks for linking it. I wish I could eat it not a too great fan of apricots but you make i look so beautiful.

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