Raw Food Chef and Hail Merry Founder, Susan O'Brien shares this lovely raw summer Apricot Lemon Thyme Pecan Salad, perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Beat the sweltering heat of summer with this raw Apricot Lemon Thyme Pecan Salad that features apricots, ripe and now in season for your eating pleasure. This juicy stone fruit is full of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes inflammation and prevents premature aging. Apricots are also a good source of fiber that will help keep your body humming during bathing suit season. Hail Merry’s Lemon Thyme Pecans deliver healthy plant oils that help absorb the beta-carotene and other important vitamins and minerals in this salad. It is important to eat good fats to not only feed your body but feed your brain.
Raw Summer Salad: Apricot Lemon Thyme Pecan Salad
2 heads Living Bibb Butter lettuce
½ small red onion sliced thin
2 ripe apricots sliced thin
1 3.5oz bag of Hail Merry Lemon Thyme Pecans
5-6 small teaspoons of Cheesy Girl Vegetarian Goat Cheese (optional)
2 Tablespoons Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Cold Pressed Olive Oil
Sea Salt and pepper to taste
2. Place sliced onion in ice water spiked with 1 tablespoon of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar and 1-teaspoon local raw honey. Let onions soak till well marinated. Remove onions from vinegar water and pat dry. Combine all ingredients except goat cheese and toss. Drop the teaspoons of goat cheese on top of salad and serve.