Apricot Orange Vinaigrette
¼ c white wine vinegar
¼ c grapeseed oil
1¼ c fresh apricots, halved, pitted, and peeled
½ tsp kosher or sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
3 tbsp granulated sugar
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This easy to make vinaigrette is the perfect combination of apricot and orange flavor. It will complement any summer salad, for even more flavor, try adding goat cheese and freshly cut pears to top off your salad.
Fresh apricots are a great source of vitamins A and C. Both of these vitamins are considered antioxidants and have many health benefits. Vitamin A is essential for vision, and healthy hair and skin. As many of us know, vitamin C is plays a crucial part in fighting off colds and other infectious agents to keep us healthy and strong. Apricots are also a good source of potassium, manganese, iron, calcium, and zinc.
Oranges contain no saturated fat or cholesterol, but are rich in dietary fiber – which is an important part of a healthy diet. Oranges are also an excellent source of vitamin C, which we all know is great for our immune systems. Orange fruits also contain minerals such as potassium and calcium. Potassium is important for controlling your heart rate and blood pressure, and calcium helps your bones stay strong.