Apricot french bean salad is a simple salad with a nice sweetness running through it. It will be a great addition to your holiday menu and a perfect partner for your turkey.

 

Apricot French Bean Salad by Diverse Dinners

 

Eating this apricot french bean salad is like living in Yumsville. Isn’t this a beautiful salad? It’s a combination of french beans, dried apricots, micro pea leaves and red onions. It’s delicious.

Have you heard of micro pea leaves? Well, if you haven’t they taste just like peas. Micro pea leaves have a more subtle flavor than peas, so you can go ahead and pile the leaves on.

I used California apricots, but feel free to use your favorite variety of dried apricot. Just don’t substitute with fresh apricots. Using fresh apricots will change the overall flavor of the dish completely.

The dried apricots is the star ingredient in this salad. The intense tangy sweet flavor doesn’t mask the beans and pea shoots, instead it adds character and gives you that fall experience on the palate. There is no need for complex dressings or sauces, the french beans and onions are cooked in olive oil and that is all that is needed.

 

Apricot French Bean Salad by Diverse Dinners

 

I’m so glad that I’m sharing this recipe with you so close to the holidays because there are so many opportunities to give this apricot french bean salad recipe a try. This salad will work well with meat, fish or poultry. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, this salad will help heighten flavors when served with other meat free dishes. The options are endless.

I like layered salads with simple flavor combinations, they are the epitome of clean eating. Apricot french bean salad is a dish that feeds your body and your appetite. Enjoy!

 

Serves 4

Apricot French Bean Salad

10 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz french beans
  • 1/3 cup red onions (sliced)
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots (sliced)
  • 1 packed cup micro pea leaves
  • Fine salt to taste
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Saute pan or skillet

Instructions

  1. Heat olive in a saute pan or skillet, then add french beans.
  2. Saute beans until cooked - the beans should be warmed through but still have bite.
  3. Add onions and saute for 30 seconds or until onions are wilted.
  4. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.
  5. Add apricots and pea leaves.
  6. Toss ingredients until mixed thoroughly then apply salt to taste.
  7. Serve immediately.
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