Garden Salad with Creamy Apricot and Orange Dressing
Here is another recipe that you can enjoy without feeling guilty and sacrificing the taste…
Assemble garden salad with your favorite greens, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Walnuts, and chopped dried Apricot, Orange Slices or diced Apple.
3 Dried Apricots
2 – 3 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice ( you can use carton’s OJ but taste will differ)
1Tsp Red Wine Vinegar
¼ Tsp Ginger Juice (fine shred Ginger Root, squeeze shredded Ginger, and collect Juice)
2-3 Leaves Fresh Basil Thinly Sliced
Salt to Taste
Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
- Soak Apricot and Cashews in warm water for 15 minutes and drain.
- In a blender (I used Bullet), blend Apricots, Orange Juice, Cashews, Red Wine Vinegar, Ginger Juice, Salt and Red Pepper Flakes together to a smooth paste. Use water or Orange Juice to adjust the consistency as desired.
- Add Basil and Pulse the blender. Do not over process Basil; you want it to be visible in small pieces.
Pour Dressing over the salad and indulge.
This is for one (maybe 2) serving(s).