Apricot Salsa Recipe
Fruit salsas are a popular topping for tortilla chips, as well as for fish, shrimp, chicken, pork and a variety of other dishes. Making homemade apricot salsa is surprisingly simple.
- 1 pound of fresh apricots
- 1 small bell pepper
- 1 small tomato
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon of cilantro (fresh or dried)
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice
- Remove pits from apricots; cut into small chunks, approximately 1/4 of an inch square each.
- Remove seeds from bell pepper and dice.
- Dice tomato.
- Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Stir to combine.
- Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or longer.
- Add fresh diced jalapeno, habanero or chili pepper, seeds removed.
- Add 1/2 cup chopped mango.
- Add 1/2 cup crushed pineapple.
- Add 1/4 cup canned whole-kernel corn, drained.
Store-bought crescent roll dough makes easy work of creating your own apricot popovers.
- 1 pound of fresh apricots
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour or cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1/4 of a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cans of crescent roll dough
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove pits from apricots; cut into small chunks, approximately 1/4 of an inch square.
- Place all ingredients except for crescent roll dough into a saucepan over high heat.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat.
- Simmer for 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Separate crescent roll squares, laying each one flat on prepared baking sheet.
- Spoon apricot mixture into center of each square, dividing evenly.
- Fold or roll into desired shape (crescent, square, triangle).
- Bake for 20 minutes.
Dried Apricot and Bacon Bites
Apricots wrapped with bacon is a simple-to-prepare appetizer that's just as perfect for a formal dinner party as it is for family movie night.
- 1 14-ounce package of dried apricots
- 1 pound of packaged bacon, any variety
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Cut apricots in half.
- Cut bacon strips in thirds.
- Wrap each apricot with a strip of bacon.
- Place each wrapped apricot, seam side down, on foil-covered baking sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- Remove baking sheet from oven.
- Flip wrapped apricots over.
- Continue baking 15 more minutes or longer, if needed for bacon to be thoroughly cooked.
- Remove from pan and place on a plate covered with paper towels to absorb excess grease before serving.
- Stuff each apricot half with a pecan or almond before wrapping with bacon.
- Dip in a warm mixture of soy sauce and your favorite flavor of fruit jelly or jam.
- Dip in duck sauce.
- Dip in hot mustard.
Enjoy Apricots Many Ways
While fresh apricots make a tasty snack in their natural state and dried apricots taste terrific right from the bag, there are plenty of other options for enjoying this delicious and healthful fruit. Incorporate a variety of apricot dishes into your cooking repertoire.