Monday, December 8, 2008

The Apricate Salad

Oh, I think a salad post is long overdue! I've spoken of my love for salads here and here and here. This weekend I made this one - I love the yellow, orange and red colours and have decided to call it Anairam's Apricate Salad. (No, not Apricot, dear, although there is one in it ...) For those of you who do not know the meaning of apricate, please go here.The photo doesn't do it justice, really! I had no salad leaves in the house, so decided to use fruit instead. Two nectarines, one apricot, 4 halved baby tomatoes, 1/3 tin whole kernel corn. Feta cheese and some dry-roasted pumpkin seeds. Lots of lemon juice to balance the sweetness, drizzle of olive oil, ground salt and pepper. (And yesterday I repeated the salad, but added half an avocado and a few olives.)

Super-yum.

8 comments:

My Castle in Spain said...

what an exquisite word ! apricate..i never heard it before..thanks for introducing it..
and yes your colourful salad looks appetizing and may i say...apricotious !

Anairam said...

mcis - I think I like your 'apricotious' even better! For interesting words, I subscribe to Michael Quinion's newsletter, see http://www.worldwidewords.org/index.htm
I never fail to learn something. Only problem is that I forget it as quickly ...

please sir said...

OH YUM! That is my kind of salad!

Linda Sue said...

Yum!
Thanks for the link- I will need pen and paper for that one!

Freshly Found said...

I had to be reminded about apricate. We had a rare day of sun today, so could have apricated if I had had the time!

Anairam said...

please sir - I love fruit in savoury salads, athough many people don't!

linda sue - MQ is a favourite of mine - if you subscribe to his newsletter you get it in your inbox once a week, and you will never be bored or want for a suitable word to amaze your frinds and enemies!

freshly found - We have the sun, but oh dear, the wind is something terrible - I have not been able to go out for a walk yet!

Esti said...

looks yummy!

(The birds fly their wings on my christmas tree right at this very moment. thanks.)

Anairam said...

Esti - I'm very glad that my birds have made a little nest on your tree ...