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.
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
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.
Use only the absolute ripest in-season tomatoes and apricots for this recipe.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||37%|
|Total Carbohydrate 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 18mg||88%|
|*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.|