Grilled Apricot and Ricotta Salad

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $3.26
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4 eachApricots, halved (peaches or plums will also work)
1 cupRicotta Cheese
1/2 cupRed Onion, thinly sliced
2 cupsFresh Spinach or Arugula (any salad greens)
3 sprigsFresh Mint
1Lemon, juice & zest
2 tbspOlive Oil
1/2 tspBlack Pepper


  1. Grill apricots over bbq or grill pan, medium heat, until you get some nice grill marks and the juices start to come out. We still want it to have some texture, not too soft.
  2. Mix your ricotta with the zest of a lemon and spread over your serving plate.
  3. Toss the grilled apricots with lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, onions and greens.
  4. Spread ricotta on the bottom of your plate, add your salad ingredients over top and finish with fresh mint.


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