Spiced apricot, rocket & feta salad
Prep 15 mins + cooling time | Cook 5 mins | Serves 4-6 as a shared side dish
2 tbs olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
8 just-ripe apricots, halved and stones removed
75g baby rocket leaves
1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
75g Greek feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup roasted almonds, roughly chopped
Extra virgin olive oil, for serving
Step 1 Combine oil, garlic, coriander and cumin in a shallow dish or large snap-lock bag. Add apricots and toss to coat in spice mixture. Stand for 10 minutes.
Step 2 Heat a greased barbecue or char-grill on medium-high heat. Add apricots and cook, turning occasionally, for 2-3 minutes on each side until just charred. Transfer to a serving plate. Set aside to cool.
Step 3 Scatter with rocket, chilli, feta and almonds. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Good for you ... Apricots
A source of dietary fibre, which is important to maintain the normal function of the intestine.
The deeper the colour of an apricot, the higher its content of beta carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A). Vitamin A is needed for normal vision.
A good source of vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron.