Tomato, Apricot, and Feta Salad With Mint Recipe

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An easy summer salad. J. Kenji López-Alt

Why It Works

  • Ripe, juicy tomatoes and sweet apricots reinforce each other's flavors and contrast well with briny feta cheese.

It's tough to improve on a classic Caprese salad of ripe summer tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil, but it's pretty darn easy to make a nice lateral transition to something that's not quite as classic yet equally tasty. Here, I've combined those same tomatoes with sweet apricots, briny feta cheese, and mint for a take that's just as refreshing, but with a completely different personality.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes (a mix of several varieties), cut into bite-size chunks

  • 2 to 3 apricots, pitted and sliced

  • Small handful torn fresh mint leaves

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling

  • 6 ounces feta cheese, broken into rough chunks

Directions

  1. Combine tomatoes, apricots, and half of mint in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and toss very gently to coat. Arrange on a serving platter. Add chunks of feta cheese. Sprinkle with remaining mint. Drizzle with more olive oil. Serve.

Notes

Use only the absolute ripest in-season tomatoes and apricots for this recipe.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
202 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 475mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 352mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)