Grilled Apricots With Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction and Almonds

Jul 25, 2016 | Healthy Living

Delivering 13 percent of your daily vitamin A value in just one serving, apricots are small but mighty! Turn to this tasty fruit for powerful antioxidants that help maintain good vision, improve skin health, and protect against certain cancers.

Grilled Apricots With Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction and Almonds

by Trish O’Neill

Prep time: 20 minute
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6-12

Ingredients:

  • 6 ripe apricots
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 T. safflower or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2–3 oz. soft goat cheese
Instructions:
Halve the apricots. Brush them generously with a high-heat oil (safflower or canola work well). Preheat an outdoor grill on high and brush the grill with oil. Place the apricots cut side down and grill for just a few minutes until there are dark grill marks on the cut sides. Grill apricots only on one side. Boil down the balsamic vinegar until it reaches the consistency of a light syrup. Put a bit of good, soft goat cheese on top of each apricot half, and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and serve warm. Notes: When grilling stone fruit like apricots, look for fruit that is juicy and ripe but still firm, yet tender. You can substitute nectarines, peaches, or plums for the apricots as the season progresses.
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