It’s apricot season! I find that most people I talk to only know apricot in the dried fruit form. If you’ve never had a ripe, juicy, fresh apricot, now is the perfect time to try them; they are in peak season, and they are delicious!
Look for apricots that have a little “give” when you push on them with your thumb. You don’t want them mushy though! If you get apricots that are not quite ripe, just put them in a paper bag and store them for a day or two at room temperature.
To remove the pit, just cut the apricot in half and pop the pit out. You can certainly just eat the apricot on its own, or, you can use them in one of the recipes below.
6 – 8 apricots
1/4 cup honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 TBSP brown sugar
Squeeze of lemon juice
Cut apricots in half and remove pit. Mix honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Brush the cut side of the apricots with the honey mixture. Place directly on clean grill, cut side down. Grill for 3 – 5 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream (optional).
2 apricots, sliced
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 bag arugula
1/2 red onion, sliced very thin
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Mix all ingredients and top with vinaigrette dressing of your choice. A lovely orange-based dressing is amazing with this salad!
Enjoy! If you make one of these dishes, comment below and tell me how it turned out!
Take care of yourself, be nice to yourself, and be well. And until next time – veg in, don’t veg out!
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