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Apricot and Cherry Salad with Lime-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Yield 6 servings
Sweet gold and red fruits contrast with peppery green watercress in this refreshing side salad.

Ingredients

  • Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Salad:
  • 6 cups trimmed watercress
  • 4 cups sliced apricots (about 12 medium)
  • 3 cups halved pitted cherries

Nutrition Information

  • calories 184
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 6.2 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 2.9 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 32.4 g
  • fiber 4.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 406 mg
  • calcium 85 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare vinaigrette, place first 5 ingredients in a blender, and process until blended. Add oil and poppy seeds, and process until blended.

  2. To prepare salad, place 1 cup watercress on each of 6 plates. Top each serving with 2/3 cup apricot slices and 1/2 cup cherries. Drizzle 2 tablespoons vinaigrette over each salad.