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Zucchini, Apricot, & Almond Salad

Zucchini Apricot Salad

Inspiration can come from anywhere at any time. One evening I was watching Anthony Bourdain’s show, Parts Unknown, and he was highlighting the foods of Israel and Palestine. At one meal, he was served a raw zucchini salad with apricots. I have no idea what the other ingredients were in this dish, but I had a bunch of fresh apricots that needed eating. Roasting the apricots brings out their flavor and sweetness. A tangy apricot dressing over strips of zucchini sounded like a quick and delicious summer meal. Contributed by Ann Oliverio, from Crave, Eat, Heal: Plant-Based Whole Food Recipes to Satisfy Every Appetitereprinted with permission © 2015 Front Table Books.

Zucchini Apricot Salad

Zucchini, Apricot, & Almond Salad

Roasting apricots brings out their flavor and sweetness. A tangy apricot dressing over strips of zucchini makes for a quick and delicious summer meal.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 to 4
Author: Veg Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh apricots pitted and roughly chopped
  • 2 medium-sized zucchini ends trimmed, cut into ribbons or 2-inch matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic peeled
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 to 4 dried apricots minced
  • Fresh mint minced, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place the apricots in a small baking dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until soft. Set aside to cool.
  • In a high-speed or regular blender, add the roasted apricots, white wine vinegar, mustard, and garlic and process until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Put the zucchini and dried apricots in a medium-sized bowl and add about half of the dressing. Toss to coat - adding more dressing, if desired.
  • Divide the salad between 2 or 4 plates and sprinkle with slivered almonds and mint. Serve.

 

Variation
Shred the zucchini if you prefer — just make sure to squeeze out the water, otherwise the dressing will be diluted.

Zucchini Apricot salad

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